Love and Pieces is a creepy story about Roger losing the love of his life. He isn’t ready to let her go, but something else is ready to have her.
The book starts in Meadowsville, the city of his previous trilogy. Don’t worry; you don’t need to have read the others to understand that destruction breeds destruction. The chapter doesn’t go too far into the story of Blackheart (read the preternatural series to know more), which I appreciated since I knew the other stories, but even if I didn’t, I don’t think it would have taken away from this story. This is a standalone story in the same world as the trilogy.
The book starts strong with the destruction of Meadowsville and continues on this dark path as the story moves to its main city.
Roger, the main character, has recently lost his young wife. He isn’t ready to let her go and takes her home with him, only to find out that a decomposing body doesn’t hold up well. He is on a mission to find someone to help him keep the body together. This is how he meets Mr. Whiskey, arguably the best character in the whole book because of all the cheesy mortician jokes!
While Roger is trying to keep his wife alive, something else has a taste for her. This ghoulish encounter piques Roger’s interest to know more about the creature. Eventually, leading him to… (oops, no spoilers).
The writing in this book has a darker tone than the Preternatural series and a more adult theme. Peter Topside continues to perfect his writing style and dig deep into human relationships.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I think it is my new favourite by Peter Topside!
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