There is only one word to describe a novel of this caliber: wow. Let Me Out tells the story of Adelaide Banvard, and her trials and tribulations with both Dissociative Personality Disorder and Schizophrenia and her time with two very different but equally sinister monsters. It also tells the story of Marcus Grant, an ATF agent with a heart of gold searching for his partner’s killer. He suspects local business magnate Christian Wren as the mastermind of his partner’s death, but still was not sure about who actually killed him. When Marcus goes undercover in Wren’s organization to solve Scott’s murder, little does he know that the beautiful little spitfire he has fallen hard for is not only a ruthless, brutal killer but also a little girl lost in a big bad world.
The story is nearly epic in its scope, showing how families and lives can be torn apart by not only crime but also murder, kidnapping, and the trials of mental illness. It starts fast and never slows down. I honestly could not put down this novel, easily reading two thirds of it in one day. It is that good. This is a novel for anyone who wants a good adventure, and also a story of love and learning to cope with the unbearable. A truly remarkable tale.
Re-Issued Review: Originally reviewed June 2013.
As a young girl Adelaide Banvard was kidnapped, tortured, and trained to be a ruthless killer. Her time in captivity fractured her mind, and now, as the bodyguard and assassin for a dark corporate criminal, she’s torn between her inner demon’s thirst for blood and her own desperate need for sanity.
ATF Agent Marcus Grant has sworn vengeance for the coldblooded murder of a fellow agent. But to get to the man who ordered the hit he’ll have to go through Adelaide, a vicious killer he finds as beautiful as she is dangerous.
As Marcus closes in on his prey, he’ll be pushed to the limits to free Adelaide from her darkest impulses and find justice in a bloody nightmare that threatens to tear his world apart.