Published by BookBaby on August 29, 2016
Genres: Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Fiction
Source: Reads & Reels
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Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who's name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.
Markie is still reeling over her best friend Beth’s death eighteen months prior. Beth was viciously murdered in her home and the perpetrator has never been caught. Little did Markie realize that the killer would strike again closer to home this time and would cause Markie to lose even more people that she loved. The killer has been stalking Markie for a long time and he is not done making her suffer. Will Markie and the police figure out who the killer is before he makes Markie his last and final victim?
I always love a good thriller that is reminiscent of the 80’s slasher horror movies – full of gore and psychopath hell bent on killing. So, judging this book by the cover alone had me extremely interested in reading what this book had to offer. The cover is so bloody and so mysterious all at the same time. The story starts out with a bang and never loses steam all the way through to the end. I found myself horrified yet secretly wanting more bloodshed and more horror. Gasps!
I would say they first half of the book was a remarkable thriller. It kept me on edge, had enough red herrings to throw me off as to who the killer was, but then the killer is slowly revealed about midway through. I will admit to be kinda disappointed at first, but then as I kept reading I realized that even though the identity of the killer is known, there are still some major twists tied in that absolutely blew me away…..and that ending..OMG it took my breath away!
While I did love the story, I am not sure if I ever liked any of the characters, but I also realize that maybe it is also the intention of the author to make the characters unlikable. I just never really warmed up to Markie or her sister Kam. Although Markie does gets some points from me more towards the end. I just found Markie to be stuck up and judgemental and found myself rolling my eyes as she talked about people.
Oviatt’s writing is outstanding and creepy. She has a knack for drawing you into a scene, blood, guts, gore and all. Oviatt holds nothing back and writes an intense, mind blowing thriller/horror for fans that love a serial killer with an impressive body count. The intensity and the shock factor is real! I read many horror/thriller books, and love slasher flicks and even I felt a bit squeamish at times. Oviatt hits you hard with the shock factor and does not let go.
Aggravated Momentum is a shocking and twisting story that will thrill you and excite you and make you wonder just how messed up in the head you are to like this story so much! This story is definitely well worth the five stars I have given it.