Every once in a while I enjoy a dark read. Sociopath satisfied my urges and left me thinking…..
I am still reeling from the side affects - Lime Craven seriously
screwed with my head. This was a dark, twisted, nail biting angsty tale laced
with several characters that exhibit disturbing behavioral issues.It is not a read for the faint of heart and
if “triggers” turn you off, heed the disclaimer before diving in. There is a
goodly amount of situations that may be considering troubling. You’ve been
warned. So if you are brave, buckle up and prepare yourself for total
Aeron Lore. An accomplished and obscenely wealthy businessman
led me on a head-trip like no other. Psycho’s Norman Bates, with all his mommy
issues, has nothing on him. Aeron’s unstable childhood was tainted by a
certifiably insane mother and thus, developed the taste for bloodthirsty kink.
Once I began the journey, I was drawn into the inner sanctum of a madman’s
mind. He is a man detached from emotions yet obsessed with success, achievements
and a beautiful woman. His character was brilliantly written. Although, I must
confess I could not connect with his persona, but was utterly fascinated by him
nonetheless. His thoughts and actions were sheer lunacy.
The object of his obsession is the stunning yet equally cuckoo,
Leo (Leotine). Once Aeron sets his eyes upon his lioness, he stops at
absolutely nothing to claim her…all of her. He is a total Alpha-male consumed
by lust and driven by his insatiable sexual desires.
Aeron and Leo have a strained relationship, both in the business
world and in the bedroom, where Aeron’s dominance is supreme. Both these
characters have deep, mysterious secrets that take time to unearth. Along the
way there are several suspenseful plot twists and intense moments. Whenever I
thought I grasped the story, the author cleverly spins Leo and Aeron’s world on
The physical connection, for me, was not passionate or romantic.
There was no conventional depiction of ‘love’. Well, there wouldn’t be since
both, in my opinion, are sociopaths. To be honest, it took some effort to make
my way around a few of the sex scenes. But the struggle was worth it as it
exemplified Aeron’s craving for control over Leo, his ‘canvas’.
Reading Sociopath was
a unique experience.I viewed it as more
of a psychological/suspense read rather than a romance. With that being said,
it was an exceptionally well-written good read for me. The story was told from
Aeron’s POV, but from time to time he addressed his thoughts directly to the reader…adding
an extra layer of eeriness to the story and more insight into his beautifully
demented mind. Craven masterfully shifted from first to second person POV,
allowing the story to flow. If you are looking for an intense type of tale, Sociopath will not disappoint.