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5 stars – Is this the end of Matt?
ByAngel Dust May 8, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I read Matt the beginning first, so I had his background before reading this book.
To be honest I was surprised Matt only had Four people waiting to see if he died at the hospital…
Dean, Nico, Ellen, and Veronique have all been caught up in Matt’s web for different reasons, but in the end they discover they all want him dead for one reason….
He is EVIL!
From a Loved race car driver , to a true DEVIL !
It’s fast passed and keeps you wanting to read, but be warned there are some situations that are disturbing, and not easy to read…
I really enjoyed this book and the authors writing style. Looking forward to reading more ..
5 stars Published on Amazon.com
I am extremely glad I decided to read the books in this order
ByBookWormon May 9, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
I read To Murder Matt after Matt -The Beginning. I am extremely glad I decided to read the books in this order, and did so on the advice of a friend. It made following the story so much easier for me. On that note, phewwwww, what a read!!!! This is an extremely intense, and at some times, disturrbing and graphic read. At about 83%, I had to put the book down and stop for a few minutes to catch my breath, but then I came back as I was anxious to finish this book! I think you could have made me #5 and added me to the list of people who now wanted to kill Matt. Matt went from a beloved champion race car driver and international playboy to the DEVIL! It’s official I HATE him!!!! Ellen. Dean. Veronique. Nico. Four people want Matt dead and they all have different reasons. Who killed Matt? Viveca did it again with her extraordinary writing and intricate story telling. My husband had to pick my jaw up from the floor. Five stars!!!!! I am hooked, line, and sinker for your books!!!!
“I really liked it. The concept is AMAZING, four people sitting outside a hospital room, all wanting him dead…It’s like if Alfred Hitchcock and Guy Ritchie had a baby … with a splash of Eli Roth, for good scary measure. Matt was the ultimate villain. He meets Ellen, and he’s such a cool guy. He meets Dean, and he’s such a cool guy. But then he becomes more and more twisted, and then BAM! Holy psycho-man! Very interesting to read. A word that came to mind a lot when I was thinking how I would describe this book, was “captivating”. Very, very captivating.” 5*****
This book reminds me of the good days of writers like Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins. Plenty of things to enjoy, a good storyline, lots of glamour, great sex scenes (I held my breath for some). A true beach bonkbuster that will have you panting for more. A perfect and intelligent read! 5*****
Good job on your first book! I have beta read quite a few books in the last few months, and most of those authors had already self-published several books, and I gotta be honest, your book is far better than a lot of theirs – story content is surprisingly lost on a lot of people. 5*****
You kept me interested right until the end. Great characters, a surprising plot, even better twists and the way the story weaves everywhere. It shocked me right out of my seat at times. I couldn’t second guess you and some of the moments had me smiling, some squirming and some crying a quiet tear. Kudos. — 5*****
An intricate and interesting twisting Plot full of turns and surprises with rich characters that held me captive until I finished the book. The book takes you from the start right through to a climactic ending. Please tell me you will write a sequel! I want to keep reading about them. Breathtaking. 5*****
Good on you for being daring enough and brave enough to write a story like this! 5*****
I imagine it was difficult to write, I applaud you on it and am glad you put it (difficult issues) in there. I loved, loved, LOVED the ending – all them trying to kill him, not realizing they were all trying at the same time. Almost like a Greek play, or a farce, or something. 311 x A4 pdf pages, and I read it in just three days (I had to work, so that slowed me down.), so it was definitely a book I had trouble putting down. I will be very interested in reading Matt’s story!
Bloody Brilliant 15 May 2014
Viveca Benoir writes in the perspective of four protagonists, Ellen, Dean, Veronique and Nico that are all linked together by one person, Matt Mellor. Each have their own story to play and are affected by Matt’s twisted ways differently. By the end of the book, I guarantee that you’ll loathe Matt but I’m not going to explain why. I think it’s more important that you find out why!The plot of the novel is intricate, where sensitive issues is handled with such delicacy. The story, itself, keeps you second guessing as to what is going to happen continually and then something unexpected happens! The novel starts off with Matt in hospital, hanging on by the brink of life where four people are secretly hoping he dies. The story then begins to explain how each person meets Matt and eventually (SEMI-SPOILER) entwined them together that their paths meet and leads the reader back to the current scene of sitting in a hospital room.The character development in the book progressively gets better as you individually start to understand their flaws and their personalities. I think consistency in the characters development is important. Now occasionally, I did feel some explanations of the characters decisions did not match up to what I’d expect them to do but I certainly didn’t think any less of the book because of it. I got so involved with the characters decisions, I’d be face palming when they made a mistake and simultaneously cursing at their stupidity to the extent that I had a couple of odd glances. All I can say is my facial expressions must have been priceless! It really does absorb you in.The book is very graphic, and although excellently described, I would not recommend this for the faint hearted or those squeamish when reading erotic/sensitive topics. It gets very detailed at parts so just a heads up! After all, it themed erotica. However, this is not your average bonk book and I do believe the amount of time and quality has really paid off.I’d rate this book 9/10. Well done Viveca, I can’t wait to read the sequel!
Holy Thrill Ride, Batman! 15 May 2014 5*****
They will be forever changed.
They will be forever damaged.But they have one thing in common.
To seek revenge on the one man who has destroyed each and every one of them.
They want to murder Matt.
A deranged maniac.
He hurts people for fun.
He seeks enjoyment from it.
He loves the power.
He will never let anyone or anything stand in his way.
He will destroy those emotionally, physically and psychologically that get in his path.
He will take and take until there is nothing left.
He will have it all.
This is their story.
A story about the lengths a man will take to get what he wants.
A story about a monster.
A story about how four people will forever be entwined.
A story about strength.
A story about survival.
A story about hope.
A story about love.
As bloggers/readers every so often we come across a novel that attracts us based purely on the controversy it causes. You see this book is being banned.
We believe as avid readers ourselves that each and every single book written should be given a fair chance. It should be given a chance to be read by fellow readers/book lovers.
To Murder Matt is definitely not for the light-hearted. It’s content is extremely raw, hard, explicit and quite graphic. And to be honest at times quite disturbing. It covers a number of disturbing topics and taboo subjects.
But as a reader we chose to read it, and we absolutely loved it. Yes it was an extremely hard read, but it was written in such detail and depth we simply couldn’t put it down.
To remove a novel we believe is taking the rights away from readers who should be given the choice to read or not to read. We are definitely firm believers that every author should be given a fair go in this industry.
To Murder Matt…..Is a read for everyone…Absolutely not, but let readers be given the choice to pick it up, not just simply remove it from sale.
To Viveca Benoir thank you so very much for giving us such an emotional, hard, raw, gritty and hard read. The subject matter at times, we found highly disturbing, but again, never once did we feel as though we couldn’t continue on with it.
We absolutely loved, loved it.
For us a definite 5 star read
Published on Barnes & Noble. 16th May 2014 5*****
WOW, WOW. I was made a hostage to this book. Wow.
I have a (secret) crush on Nico, although I didn’t like him at the beginning.
I wanted to slap Ellen for being so god damn stupid. Why can’t she see the obvious? Dean is sweet, sexy sweet. Veronique is the woman we all thought we would want to be, until you find out what she has been through. This is a book that makes you think as you go along, it draws you in. When you get past the first few chapters you get lost in there.
The world disappears and they become real. I thought I knew what would happen, but I never did. I was continually surprised. I normally take weeks to read a book, but I honestly couldn’t put it down. It went so fast. I actually didn’t want to finish the book.
When are the next books coming out?
The author page says there are more books coming, when? How long do we have to wait?? It’s a book that grabs you. I read the other reviewer here and I agree with them. What a great movie it would make. There is graphic sex, and boy, it grabs you by the throat and takes you right there. I had to read through, with my hands over my eyes, it was like watching a horror film. I didn’t want to be there.
The writer and the characters don’t let you go until you reach the end. Such a great story. THE BEST. What an end. WOW. WOW. WOW.
It starts in a hospital waiting room, Matt is in a serious condition and in the waiting room four people wait to see if he will live or die. Each of them has a damned good reason for wanting him dead. The idea behind it is brilliant, the synopsis captured me from the start as this was a book I wanted to read. Through the book we learn why they want him dead. I think it’s safe to say this is the first bad guy in a book I wished dead too. Normally when I read dark books there’s some spark there that just maybe the bad guy could be redeemed. There’s absolutely no trace of this in Matt. He’s vulgar, cruel, vicious and evil. And that’s probably being generous. Two of the characters suffer abuse at his hands, and it’s hard to read, but they are strong, well written characters who have an inner strength that eventually wins out.
I pushed through the scenes that upset me, (you could always skip a few pages) because the story itself had me gripped. I needed to see this through. The last few chapters of the book were excellent, the pace of the book increasing the nearer you get to the incident that results in the hospital scene at the start. You could feel the tension building as you turned each page. Each person has a reason for wanting him dead, and in some ways it’s almost farcical how Matt seems to evade it. It would make a brilliant movie in that respect.
The final few chapters were excellent, and I’ll admit the ending caught me by surprise, I hadn’t expected it to go quite so far, but what a delicious twist. It’s not a cliffhanger, it’s got a great ending, and if you can handle the detail it’s a really good read.
I’ll be honest, a lot of readers will not like some of the scenes. Just remember that it’s written to educate, not titillate. You can skim past those bits, and it’s worth doing. It’s a story I’ve not read before, it’s fresh and original and will leave you at the end with a feeling of ‘wow, that was an experience’.
Published on: http://isalovesbooks.blogspot.co.uk – Saturday, 24 May 2014
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I was gifted this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.
Well, I firstly have to say, this is not my usual reading material, I didn’t know what to expect at first, when I started the book there were so many interlacing characters it was a bit of information to take in at first, but slowly the story starts to flow nicely, there are several characters in this story and I have to applaud the writer for her smooth transitions and individuality of each personality, through the pages each and everyone started to take form and the plot went into a very engrossing mode, every time taking you through each of their lives, lives which are joined in passion, betrayal, deceit, desire and ultimately love, It had me on the edge of my seat!!
The book deals with many sensitive aspects of life, abuse, incest, rape etc, however all are necessary to make it into the book it is, its very well written and if this is Viveca’s debut novel I think she will become one of my favourite writers and one to watch!
A gripping story, but one I totally recommend. 5stars.