Skin Deep


Loved it! 😍

While the idea of someone peeling the skin off someone's face is unnerving and gross, I couldn't put the book down! The story was that good!

I don't know of anyone who hasn't been affected by zits. Usually, they appear during puberty. If you're lucky, you only get one or two at a time, and they are managed with creams or pads. However, for a lot of people, they can form in clusters all of your body and no amount of cleaning or meds can eradicate them.

Chloe's skin issues began when she was 18. At twenty-five, she blamed her zits on everything that was wrong with her life. She claimed her skin "resembled a plate of spaghetti and meatballs with a generous helping of tomato sauce." Thanks to that comparison, I won't be able to look at one of my favorite meals the same way again. 

Chloe couldn't help but stare at people with perfect skin. She wanted what they had. One day, she followed a hateful woman off the train and bide her time until she could take what she coveted...the woman's perfectly smooth facial skin. How Chloe so effortlessly transported "Lavender" to her slum apartment and disposed of the body astounded me. Okay, I can buy the Uber driver believing Lavender was drunk, but how did Chloe haul the deceased to the dumpster? How did she get victim 2, Trisha, to the trash bin? Did she hack them up before placing them in garbage bags? She would need a saw to complete the heinous acts. 

Chloe made a fascinating discovery when she stitched her victim's face onto her face. Her blemishes began to lighten and disappear, leaving smooth skin behind. Chloe now has what she's always wanted, but can she keep it that way? 

As readers move into part two, "Second Skin," Chloe's life has changed drastically. She is no longer slumming it. Instead, she's living the high life and preparing to get married in two short weeks. She should be happy. "Should" is the keyword here. One chin zit has her returning to her psychotic ways. This section has her adding two more tally marks in the I've killed someone column. Read the book to find out who and why! 

Chloe's past evil deeds seemed to have caught up to her at the start of "In the Flesh." You'd think she'd lay low and keep the homicidal tendencies in check. You'd think, but you'd be wrong. Her impromptu actions and how she evades being captured reminded me of Joe from the hit show You. 

Most, if not all, serial killers have admirers. Chloe had one too. What happened when Chloe gains a mentor was surprising. 

I want to note the author does have a warning that the story contains graphic, explicit content. Meaning I knew what I was getting into when I agreed to read the book. While the idea of someone peeling the skin off someone's face is unnerving and gross, I couldn't stop the book down! The story was that good! But don't take my word for it; grab your copy today!

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I've Just Seen a Face

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I'm a technical writer, resume writer, and published author, but my real passion is classic TV shows. I write detailed analyses of old sitcoms on my blog, view profile

Published on March 04, 2023

20000 words

Contains graphic explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Horror

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