‘No one ever tells you what it is like to die’. No one, except this book’s heroine whose name isn’t mentioned not even once throughout the book. How original is that! ‘Life’s Defeat’ is based on a very interesting and well thought out story. I liked the idea and characters are well developed. The action starts on the first page and doesn’t let up till the last. I loved Rebekah Raymond’s writing. Her descriptions are so vivid that I felt to the core her heroine’s agony and claustrophobic sensation caused by the unknown and the numerous trials she was forced to be through. The ending left some questions unanswered but I’ll happily read ‘Life’s Hope’ Book 2 in the series hoping that answers will be provided.
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Tragedy places the soldier in StPatrick’s complex, determination to be someone of use keeps her within its walls. When she finally takes her first breaths of freedom, the soldier is sucked back into military servitude. Her long, violent capture and imprisonment by Rochester sets her path of physical and psychological terror.
Under his rule she learns the depth of her own depravity, and how far she can go before she threatens to lose herself. But when Tomlin and his team rescues her, she discovers a new threat in the life she chooses to lead.
As the pages of her genetically-altered history are revealed, the solider finds the key to achieving her new goal: revenge.
It’s unfortunate it might just kill her in the end.
Rebekah Raymond is a born and bred Canadian, now residing in Calgary, Alberta with her husband, two children and a handful of animals. Rebekah was always a reader and writer, early on picking up Shakespeare and writing her own poetry. She has also been a trekkie for years, a habit that led to compulsive and creative writing through interactive role playing games online.
Rebekah attended a non-traditional high school and received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in Drawing, from Alberta College of Art + Design. She later received her Academic Strategist Certificate from the University of Calgary. She is extremely musically inclined, participating in main choir for over 10 years, the women’s choir for four, as well as band and instrumental group via the violin. Of course she supports all of the arts, having worked in an art gallery for years and purchased many pieces herself.
Rebekah launched her first novel, “Life’s Defeat” October 7, 2015. A psychological thriller than began years ago as a short story, the tale has now extended into a series, with book two and three expected out in 2016. Twisted and violent, this first book leads the reader into a world where criminal discipline is left to extraneous means. Walking in the footsteps of a young woman who comes into the realization of who and what she is, this novel will take you from one extreme to the next, watching for justice and always waiting for more…