ARC Review: Opaque Mirrors by Courtney Lane

16 Apr 2016

Book Title: Opaque Mirrors
Author: Courtney Lane
Series: Standalone
Release Date: April 26th, 2016
Genres: Dark Erotica, Psychological Thriller
When the line between fiction and reality bleeds, there is no end to the lies or a truth to be found.

It was never supposed to happen. He was supposed to remain a porn star—the source of my fantasies—in my expansive collection of torture porn. But he found me, and he only wants one thing from me. He calls it the ultimate orgasm; death.
He gives me the illusion of choice—my life or his.

I thought my choice would be the end of my troubles, but it followed me to a town known for its close-minded, small population and hypocritical way of thinking.

My madness lurks in the shadows. It watches me and seduces me with pretty smiles and dirty degradation. It assures me that my fantasies aren't wrong. It tells me that they will star in all of my nightmares…and I want nothing more.

Content contains strong violence, coarse language, graphic sex, scenes of horror, and situations that most readers would find objectionable. Reader discretion is highly advised.

What an absolute mind trip this book was! Seriously, Courtney Lane deserves a standing ovation because this read is sheer brilliant with twists that will blow your mind. I'm not even gonna apologize by sounding like a broken record every time I speak about this author's work but truly, Courtney has done it again by just knowing how to mess with your head. Absolutely loved it till the very last page. 

I basically finished this read in one sitting which is a testament to exactly how much I devoured every last page of this depraved, twisted read. Opaque Mirrors definitely had more of a crime thriller feel as compared to her other reads which makes it feel like part crime-mystery, part erotic thriller. We have Whitney, the heroine of the story who moves to a small town and tries to run from her past. Suddenly, dead bodies are piling up wherever Whitney seems to go and one sexy mothafucka of a cop named Mason steps into the investigation. Also there seems to be a rich man's son, Hayden who seems to know more than he's let on.

But in a small town where people talk and secrets are buried ten feet deep, you start to wonder who's telling the truth and who you might actually be able to trust. Bodies are piling, time is ticking and we may have a killer who's hiding in plain sight. 

This is the kind of read you can't stop flipping the pages even if you try to put it down because you're just DYING to know what happens next. That's the beauty of a crime thriller read when it sucks you in and keeps you on the edge of your seat. And that's what I got from this amazing dark read over here. Courtney doesn't even give you a chance to put your mind at rest because just when you think you know what's going on, you're wrong.

Tonight, be who you really are with me, Whitney. Make me experience the final orgasm - my death.

Be ready to put your sanity to the test and heed the warning that comes with the read. Courtney's books are for those who dare to venture into the deep far end of the dark side. There will be twisted, sick and depraved things that are graphically depicted in this read. Things that really should be sending me running for the hills but heck do I enjoy reading them because Courtney knows how to push you past those limits. Give me all things dark and twisted over the vanilla any time because dayum were those scenes still extremely hot.

You will end and begin with me, and you will love every fucking thing I make you feel.

Another brilliant, dark mindf*ckery twist of a read- Courtney did not disappoint again. She just further proved she can write all things dark even if you throw her a crime mystery genre. I wouldn't even be surprised if she'd be able to pull off dark humor next time and probably still manage to send my mind into a tailspin. 

Read this book, my dark lovers or in fact, just read all things Courtney Lane because trust me when I say that no one writes the dark ones as good as her.

Advanced review copy received by the author in exchange for an honest review.


COURTNEY LANE has been creating her own little world since she was very young. When she was eight years old, she began to bring her worlds to life with a pen and paper.

Although she's had a few short hiatuses, writing has been her passion for a number of years. Until 2013, she'd always viewed her writing as a personal hobby and a purgative process: She never thought about sharing her very personal works with anyone outside of her friends and family. On October 8, 2013, she took the plunge into self-publishing and began making her works available to the public. 

While many of her works touch several different genres, she has an archetype when it comes to the female protagonists in her stories — they have to have certain brand of strength, be deeply flawed, and harbor layered personalities. In her books you will find themes that reflect the darker side of life with a tremendous amount of depth and complexity. She also has an affinity for characters that aren't necessarily the girl or boy next door, or the people you'd encounter in everyday life. In other words, she prefers to explore characters who aren't easy to fall in love with.

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