Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Review: Binary Code by D.H. Sidebottom & Rebecca Sherwin

*****5 Stars*****

I've got to start my review by saying that I absolutely love DH Sidebottom's work. She's one of my favourite authors. However, I haven't read any of Rebecca Sherwin's previous work so when I heard about this collaboration, I was both intrigued and apprehensive - after all, some collaborations work better than others.
My trepidation was wholly unwarranted - this book is brilliant! The first page grabbed me instantly and I just had to devour this story.
I'm not going to tell you too much about the tale itself, as there's just so much that happens and it would be so easy to ruin.
What I will tell you, is that it's beautifully written. It's dark, twisted, soul shattering and utterly compelling.
The characters are more than just superficial, there's a depth to them that rarely crops up. You'll feel their pain and sorrow and share their joy.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough and I'm ecstatic to see that these two authors are working together on another book.

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer

Binary: Relating to, composed of, or involving two things.
Code: A system of words, letters, figures or symbols used to represent others, especially for the purposes of secrecy.

Everything comes in twos. His and hers. Mine and yours. Love and hate. Life and death. The world is made up of pairs.
So what happens when the line is blurred, when the rules we use to define our lives become…skewed?
What happens when the rules are broken? His and hers becomes his, hers and…theirs. Mine and yours becomes mine, yours and ours. Love and hate become love, hate and conflict. Life and death become a battle, an infinite number of risks swinging on a pendulum.

Carter cracked my code. He dug deep into the genetics of who I was and he rewrote every moment of my life. He forced his way in, reshaping every thought in my head, manipulating every instinct that kept me alive.
Yet, in doing so he altered the structure of his own code and broke every single rule he lived by. He was the encryption I couldn’t decipher, and I was the mystery that finally forced him to reveal exactly who he was.

This book contains adult themes, including M/F/M

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