Can a guilty conscience keep wounds from healing?
Fine arts major, Candace Parker, grew up with a mother who thinks image is everything, and her daughter’s perfection will never be good enough. About to graduate college and pursue her dreams of becoming a professional ballerina, Candace decides it’s time to let go and have a little fun. But fun is short-lived when a brutal attack leaves her completely shattered.
The memories that consume and torment Candace are starting to destroy her when she meets Ryan Campbell, a successful bar owner. He feels instantly connected and tries to show her that hope is worth fighting for. But is Ryan harboring his own demons? As walls slowly begin to chip away, the secrets that are held within start to become painful burdens.
At what point do secrets become lies?
“God, please! Stop!” a girl shrieks. Before my mind can process what I’m seeing, the bastard smashes his fist into the girl’s face.”
WHAT???????? Gasp!!!! This is right at 1%! Talks about a way to catch your attention. I knew at this very sentence that I would not put Fading down until I reached the very last page.
“I’m fading.” I feel the heat of my tears as they linger down my cheeks. “He took all my light, and I’ve been fading ever since.”
The girl is Candace and Fading is her story. Candace must endure one of the most horrific acts of violence that could happen to anyone. This is her journey to either fading away or rising above it all.
Fading is by far one of the most emotional books that I have ever read. At some points, it was absolutely heart-wrenching to read. All of Candace’s pain and cries seemed as if they were real and I wanted to be inside of the book to give her a hug.
I can not sing enough praises for E.K. Blair and this book!! I find it hard to believe that Fading is her first book. Fading is not simply one of the best books I’ve read in 2013; it is one of best books I’ve ever read!!