Wednesday, March 17, 2021

BLOG TOUR: Fractals by Alicia Anthony

 I'm excited to be a part of the Blog Tour for Fractals by Alicia Anthony. I was provided with a free electronic copy for honest review. Thanks so much to Drury Lane Books and Alicia Anthony for giving me the chance to review this one.

Title: Fractals
Author: Alicia Anthony
Published by: Drury Lane Books, LLC
Released: March 16, 2021
Source: Electronic Review Copy from Publisher
Synopsis: From award-winning author Alicia Anthony comes a gripping novel of redemption and revenge, fueled by the traumas that shape us.
Seventeen-year-old Carly Dalton should’ve known Asher Thompson had secrets. Why else would he be in a truck stop bar in the middle of a school night? And she definitely shouldn’t have accepted his offer. But here she was, new school, new friends, same old problems. Now she sat in the police station, keeping secrets of her own, with nowhere to go and only one person left to care.
High school science teacher Asher Thompson only wanted to help. He first told himself that the night he pulled Carly, a rain-soaked teenager, from the floor of the local truck stop bar. Now, with the girl’s father dead and sister missing, he was doing it again, opening his home to her as a temporary guardian. But as Carly’s brutal present begins to crack open a door to Asher’s own painful past, he’s forced to choose … protect his student or save himself.
And Asher already knows … no good deed goes unpunished.
Fractals is an emotionally intense psychological thriller that explores the impact of trauma on our perception of right versus wrong. Readers of Lisa Unger, Ruth Ware, and Alice Feeney will delight in the edge of your seat twists in this complex thriller.
Content Warning: This book contains elements of human trafficking which may be difficult for sensitive readers. (Synopsis from Goodreads)
My Thoughts: This book was not exactly what I was expecting it to be. I thought there were going to be romantic things going on. Student and Teacher. Now, the synopsis didn't really say anything like that was going to happen, but it kind of gave you that feeling that it could. Even though it didn't have a romance, it was a enjoyable thriller. I was interested from page one and I wanted to know what was going to happen.
This book covers some dark subjects, as noted in the synopsis, so if human trafficking is triggering, this might not be the book you want to read. It was tough to read because you know these kinds of awful things happen to real people. It's a dark truth that people don't tend to think about in their happy lives. There are mean people out there who take advantage of girls.
I can honestly say that Fractals kept my attention throughout. I liked the way that the story was told in duo perspectives. I liked learning about the lives and secrets of Asher and Carly. I like the protector relationship that formed between the pair, not romantic, but just kind of caring. I couldn't wait to see where everything was going to go and how it was going to be wrapped up. If this sounds like something you'd like, I definitely recommend giving it a read.

Alicia Anthony’s first novels were illegible scribbles on the back of her truck driver father’s logbook trip tickets. Having graduated from scribbles to laptop, she now pens novels of psychological suspense in the quiet of the wee morning hours. A full-time elementary school Literacy Specialist, Alicia hopes to pass on her passion for books and writing to the students she teaches.
A two time Golden Heart® finalist and Silver Quill Award winner, Alicia finds her inspiration in exploring the dark, dusty corners of the human experience. Alicia is a graduate of Spalding University’s School of Creative & Professional Writing (MFA), Ashland University (M.Ed.) and THE Ohio State University (BA). Go Bucks! She lives in rural south-central Ohio with her amazingly patient and supportive husband, incredibly understanding teenage daughter, two dogs, three horses, a plethora of both visiting and resident barn cats, and some feral raccoons who have worn out their welcome.
When she’s not writing or teaching, Alicia loves to travel and experience new places. Connect with her online at She’d love to hear from you!

Thank you so much for checking out my post for Fractals by Alicia Anthony. Thanks to Drury Lane Books and Alicia Anthony for giving me the chance to read and review this one. It's an intense ride, but if you can handle it, then I definitely recommend giving it a read.

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