Title: Opaque Melodies(Coveting Delirium #1)
Author: Natalie Bennett
My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐3/4
Type: 1st book in Duet Series
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Dark read
Narration: Dual POV
Primary Characters: Catalina & Alaric
Source: Courtesy of Author/ Publisher – ARC
I voluntarily read an ARC of this book in exchange for honest review.
Opaque Melodies is my first book from this Author. I thought for a long while how to rate this book. To be honest my rating is vague. I read the whole book and didn’t get any clarity on what exactly is happening. I know all the instances in the plot are connected, but somehow, I couldn’t get the depth of it that doesn’t mean book was boring or not interesting. I don’t know how to write review for this at all.
This is a story told through a dual perspective of Catalina and Alaric. Catalina has received a call from her estranged sister’s husband, Alaric, informing her of her sister’s death. She has never met him before. He has invited her to his mansion, to go through her sister’s belongings before they are taken away. Even though she tries to evade him, he is persistent. Her mom and best friend also suggest her to go. She reluctantly agrees thinking it’s her way to know her sister and goes to his house.
That’s the gist of it. Post that everything is Havoc. Catalina is anti-social and has her own issues and Alaric is twisted and puts on a face mask in front of society. I don’t know who is more twisted, Catalina or Alaric. As I said honestly, I didn’t get any clarity after reading the book. Waiting for book 2. I’m intrigued enough to want to find out all that has been left unsaid or teased about. Maybe I can write more after reading book 2. It’s a quick read and it felt like author suddenly stopped when the book started picking up speed😊.
My suggestion is wait for book 2 and once it’s released you can pick both together. Be warned as the triggers are listed in the Blurb as some scenes are downright scary as in horror movie.