This one was one of the more difficult books for me to get through, as it is very bleak. James, the main character, just isn’t having the best time in life. I had to sit this book down quite a bit, but that doesn’t mean that it wasn’t a great story. The Unseen Face by Joannes Rhino is quite intriguing, and it will hook you, but beware because it is pretty dark.
Even though James seems to have it all, there are certain things he is hiding, like the fact that he’s been completely consumed by the death of his love Emilia. There is no easy way to say that she was tortured and murdered in a very violent way, and James has been affected ever since.
Reality becomes warped as you try and figure out James’ story, and why he’s been so obsessed with Emilia’s death, as well as how he can’t disconnect from his past. With the help of a psychiatrist, he works through what has been going on in his mind, but does he really want to know the truth?
Like I said, this book freaked me out a bit, but sometimes that is a good thing. It shows that the author knows how to play with emotions and get into the mind of the reader. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars, the story was incredible, mysterious and terrifying, but some of the grammatical errors bothered me. If there was a cleaner version, it would be much easier to give this book a 5 star rating. I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.