Soup by Kate DeJonge
I knew as soon as I started reading this that I was going to like it, but I was wrong....I loved it!! Ashley was a misfit as a child, dealing with abuse from others, mainly her father! She develops a fascination for death, and, now, as a mortician she can indulge her fascinations and exact her revenge in her own way, and on people that abuse others! She also likes to keep little trophies to satisfy her needs and make her feel better about what she is doing! When new equipment is installed in the mortuary, Ashley jumps at the chance to get trained on how to use it, and it attracts interest from sinister places. She receives a private message from an unknown source, with an offer, a morbid yet interesting offer, an offer she can't really refuse! Maybe it's time for a career change…..catering maybe? This was a dark, disturbing, yet cathartic tale. It hooks you from the very beginning, and as Ashley gets in deeper and deeper, you are completely immersed in that journey with her! I really liked Ashleys character, I felt real sympathy for her! A deliciously depraved quick read, that gave me Rayne Havok vibes too. But….I need more!!!! I need to know what Ashley gets up to with the freedom of her own funeral home….
I loved it, it was outstanding
I loved this, I should probably be grossed out by this story, but I was so caught up in the characters and what was happening, I forgot about the gross stuff, in saying that, if you are a bit squeamish, maybe not eat before of after reading this for a while. This story is exceptionally well written and flows smoothly, with a similar feel to Dead Inside by Chandler Morrison. I hope there is a sequel, Ashley McCormack is a fascinating character.
I loved this book! I will be reading more from this author for sure. Authors that can take a disturbing subject and create a story that holds your interest are very talented and this author is no exception.
Ashley works in a morgue and hopes to soon own her own funeral home. In the meantime, she takes little trophies from work and discusses things in a chat room with like-minded people that also have morbid curiosities. All is well until a certain individual messages with a special request. Will she cross the line? Ashley had a rough life and often flashes back to the abuse she endured. This also reflects in her work, as she takes things out on the pedophiles and murderers she tends to. She has very dark thoughts and often acts on them sometimes without much thought. I personally loved her character. DeJonge did a wonderful job making her a little mysterious wrapped in a whole lot of wickedness. If you enjoy horror and are looking for a quick read check this one out. It might even please the extreme crowd a bit.