Intricate Deceptions by Jennifer Rayes, is a whirlwind of a novel, the first in a series, that will keep you spellbound the entire time. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review- and to be honest I was a little hesitant at first. The main reason was the cover- I know, never judge a book by it’s cover, but you all know I am famous for that, thankfully the story that was behind the cover was much much better than I could have ever imagined.
After waking up in a disgusting cell, with feces and urine all of the floor, Gaia has to figure out what happened, and that proves to be difficult since she cannot remember much about anything- her memory has failed her. Soon she finds out that she has been kidnapped by a sex trafficking organization and will be sold to the highest bidder sooner rather than later. Not only does she have to look out for herself, but her cell mate is a 12 year old girl, who seems to need more help than Gaia.
Now she has to figure out what happened in her past, why she has been taken, and how to survive this hell hole that she has been submitted to. If you are into suspenseful, tantalizing plot lines and really well thought out characters, then this book is definitely something that you are going to want to read. At times, though, the writing can be a bit stiff. It’s pretty clear that the author is not a professional writer, but you know what, that doesn’t make it a bad book.
I liked this book, it gave me chills because of how raw and real it was, the plot was something that gave me goosebumps because of how things like sex trafficking do actually happen world wide, and how people can be treated like dirt for no reason. I felt terrible for Gaia, but I definitely think that you need to read this book if you want to find out what happens to her. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars.