LAST LIGHT (Night Owl Trilogy #2) by M.Pierce-a review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 28, 2014
Matt Sky is missing. After a solo ascent of Longs Peak that left only a large blood stain, tatters of climbing clothing, and the tracks of an animal in the snow, he is presumed dead …
Hannah Catalano is guarding a secret …
Tensions rise, secrets grow bigger, and passions run deeper in the highly anticipated second book in the Night Owl Trilogy.
SPOILER ALERT-It is not possible to reveal the premise without revealing the truth about what happened to Matthew Sky.
REVIEW: LAST LIGHT is the second installment in M. Pierce’s Night Owl Trilogy focusing on reclusive author Matt Sky and publishing assistant Hannah Catalano. At the end of book one-Night Owl-Matt appeared to have plummeted to his death leaving the reader wondering how Hannah would survive without the man that she loves. The series must be read in order for cohesion, history and understanding the personalities and background of each of the characters.
Matt Sky is an enigma; a reclusive and solitary writer (almost paranoid in thought) whose personal and private life had been secreted from the public until the day his publicist Pam and girlfriend Hannah convinced him to acknowledge his fans. But Matt’s psyche is fragile and his emotional health is unstable. Unable to handle the public pressure, Matt disappears and demands that Hannah promise to keep secret what she knows. What Matt never suspected was that Hannah was not willing to go into hiding with him, leaving Matt on the verge of another emotional breakdown. As the storyline unfolds Hannah is in the unenviable position of having to face Matt’s family and friends knowing that the man that they mourn is in seclusion waiting for her return.
The relationship between Hannah and Matt is sexually erotic and intense yet somewhat controversial as Matt’s need for Hannah is obsessive, bizarre and traumatic. Matt has a bit of a dominant personality, one born out of a need for control. Their weekend rendezvous become a necessity to Matt’s sanity but there is pressure from all sides when Matt brings in an assistant and Hannah becomes the object of another man’s affections. Hannah will be pulled from all sides as the truth about what happened to Matt is slowly revealed.
LAST LIGHT is an erotic and passionate storyline told from alternating first person points of view-Hannah and Matt. We are pulled into the mindset of a man whose emotional stability is questionable; whose need for privacy borders on obsession; and whose preoccupation with Hannah is manic and uncontrolled. There are heartbreaking moments as you realize that Matt’s emotional balance and his impassioned personality are fallible and frail. Sometimes there is only so much one person can do.
I did enjoy LAST LIGHT much more than NIGHT OWL. I questioned the strength of the relationship between Hannah and Matt, one built upon lies and deceit, and although the lies and deceit continue, the focus of the betrayal is in another direction.
Copy supplied by the publisher through Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy