The Butterfly Code (Unabridged)
by Sue Wyshynski
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My friends say Hunter's dangerous. They say he's a threat to everyone in town. But I'm not so sure. As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter's dark facade. Something decent and profound. I don't know who or what to believe. But I will find out the truth. Aeris Thorne is expecting a quiet vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn. Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he's hiding in his lab on the promontory. But what Aeris doesn't know is that he's tormented by a secret: the truth behind his genetic research. As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he's built to protect himself threaten to crumble. At the same time, she begins to wonder if she's found the key to unraveling her own tragic past. When Aeris's life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future - one that could change everything. Wyshynski ratchets you up inch-by-inch, slowly, slowly - then tips you over the edge and sends you racing down the other side, all the way to the startling finish. Her fresh voice is addictive.
I enjoy Wyshynski’s writing skill
Aeris Thorne returns home to Deep Cove to visit her father and friends, she is expecting a quiet rest. Her life is mapped out and includes jobs where her music can and will be appreciated. Music connects her to her mother who died a violent death. During her stay in Deep Cove, she meets Hunter. She meets Hunter outside a club; a dark, mysterious man with reflecting eyes, a familiarity and a sinister secret that will rock her world. Hunter and Aeris are connected by a chain of past and current events.
Not one to shy away, Aeris finds herself immersed in undercover operations, secrets, genetic research and more. The connection between Aeris and Hunter forces Hunter to come to a sudden and deadly decision – can he save her before it is too late and at what cost? Can Hunter protect Aeris against herself and the evils stalking her while still keeping her in the dark?
Sue Wyshynski captures her reader’s attention as she builds the story slowly and expertly developing characters and the plot in a rhythmic manner. Further, Wyshynski’s writing style is smooth and almost poetic in description. She does nothing gratuitously whether it is violence or love making. Her words flow painting a sensuous picture without vulgarity.
“Gentle then more urgent; what he wants, I want; what sends exploding fireworks into his mind sends them exploding in my mind too. … strong fingers … entwining legs …a sea of passion sweeps us aloft; a single soul, single mind, a single body.”
I enjoy Wyshynski’s writing skill; her ability to let the story develop while also keeping her readers hooked and feeling the same emotional plunge as the characters.
The Butterfly Code moves at a face pace but not so much as to leave one lost. I found myself caught up in the action and waiting for the other shoe to fall, much like Hunter and Aeris. Fast paced action and romance.
I felt this book was geared more towards older teens/young adults. I look forward to hearing more by this author.
The narrator, Tanya Eby, did an excellent job of capturing and then projecting the rhythm of Wyshynski’s writing building excitement and using careful pauses. Eby's voice was calming and when appropriate she injected the right amount of emotion into the reading making the book come alive for me. The poetic prose rolled off her tongue.
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Audiobook was provided for review by the author.
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