Deadly Love by Wesley Robert Lowe
Jasmine Huang was an up and coming Chinese theater actress. And she was in love. Little did she knew that the man she was supposed to be with forever would murder her. How could he do that, when she was already pregnant? Suddenly, all her hopes and dreams were gone.
Jasmine never believed in supernaturals or ghosts. Until she became one. Now, she had to find her daughter in the netherworld. A realm so sick and disgusting! But she needed to stay and look for her child. Or else, the evil wraith might just get to her and destroy them all, and she’d be gone forever.
Wesley Robert Lowe’s passion is to grab readers with stories that hang on deep into the night, long after they’ve turned the last page. Contemporary worlds infused with mysticism. Breathless, brain-twisting plots. High-stakes suspense that churns the psyche. Stories where disparate worlds clash, collude and collide.
Thrillers that grip the soul.
Lowe has played in a rhythm and blues band, composed scores for Sesame Street, produced an internationally recognized indie feature film, acclaimed documentaries, and headed a $5 million community fund. He has a Master’s of Music degree and has been Chaplain for Chinese-Canadian WWII veterans since the mid-1990’s.
Jasmine is anxious to return home. Her home where her father is but most of all home is where her four year-old daughter Mei-Mei is waiting. Jasmine is from the netherworld and home is “Next Place”. As she is returning her father pulls her in as someone else is pulling her back. She fights as her father pulls to break her away from whatever has grabbed her. As she breaks free she hears the cries of her daughter “Mommy, Mommy”. Jasmine isn’t sure what is happening or how Mei-Mei got to Earth but she knows she can’t go home without her daughter…
Lowe writes an amazing powerful, suspenseful and captivating story that draws the reader in from page one. There is so much tied up in this unique tale from paranormal, demons, supernatural and so much more. The storyline is great as Jasmine must encounter a demon in the form of a pimp, a fourteen year-old prostitute named Tanya, that Jasmine feels compelled to save despite the teen’s determination and a perverted old ghost named Buddy. Find out for yourself why this is not the first book I’ve read by Lowe and why it won’t be the last. This is by far my favorite as I love the story of Jasmine that only in the netherworld could she be murdered and then gives birth to Mei-Mei. My heart raced as Jasmine tries to find her daughter in the drug-infested cesspool of Chinatown in Vancouver, Canada-wondering who or what has her. Though this is a short read it is definitely a must read.
This book is set in the Chinatown with an old lecherous demon pimp named Buddy who can’t seem to get over a woman he raped many years ago. Tanya is very interesting character. She is 14 years old, drug abusive and also street walker. She has pimp named Larry whom she desperately loves and he doesn’t love her back.
The author does a great job of making all of these characters come to life in this book and you will be surprised how it ends.
Another great book by Wesley Lowe!! It is a short, suspenseful thriller and definitely a page turner.