Short Take: Love is Red – Sophie Jaff

More genre blending in this terrifying, hallucinogenic suspense tale that seems to have struck a chord with commercial readers. More than one bookseller has stopped me to say they couldn’t put it down and it was “scar-r-r-y.” A colleague called it “YA on crack.”

“The writing in this debut thriller is evocative and, simply put, gorgeous. Jaff does an amazing job at conveying all five senses at every moment and deftly weaves in the feelings of both Katherine and the unnamed killer…. The lush language and intricately fleshed-out characters make this a series—and author — to watch.”
— RT Book Reviews

Love is Red is a tornado of a novel. Jaff twists through so many suspenseful places that the book threatens to blow out of the reader’s hands. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough, but I wanted to linger, too. This is seriously scary stuff, offered up in high style and with wild narrative invention.”
— Laura Kasischke

“I love a good thriller, especially if it contains a bit of romance. Love is Red by Sophie Jaff kept me engrossed until the very end. Not only could I not be certain who the real killer was but it was difficult to fully grasp the motive of the heinous serial killer. What a way to bring the ultimate battle between good and evil into the 21st Century.”
— Lou Hozeka, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Crestview Hills KY

Love Is Red (9780062346261) by Sophie Jaff. $25.99 hardcover. 5/12/15 on sale.

 

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