Thursday, August 14, 2014

Review: Shutter: Volume One by Eli Chastain


I get paid to photograph intimate moments in other peoples’ lives—specifically one man. During the day, I watch while he’s working, and every night I watch him while he’s f***ing. It started as a job but quickly turned into an obsession.

His name is Nikolas Gallo.

I spent years in front of the camera before I escaped. Now I’m behind it and in control of what my shutter captures. The moment I viewed Niko in the lens of my camera I found the escape I’d been searching for. I finally felt connected - whole.

There are two types of celebrity photographers: those that wait for their victim to venture into public, always allowing some semblance of privacy. And then there are those that lurk in the shadows, steadily invading lives, hunting and searching for the most private shot, and that’s what I had become.

My name is Brook Beckham and I found my inner peeping Tom.
~Review by Jodie Rae~
I rated Shutter: Volume One by Eli Chastain FIVE LEAVES!!

Wow, what a great story! A very unique plot written by an unbelievably great writer, Eli Chastian!  Of all the books I've read nothing compares to this book.  I have read some really great books lately, but this one tops them. It was seriously so good! I loved it from the first page.  

In the beginning of the book we have Brook who's life is going according to plan. With her future mapped in front of her, being a model was never questioned until she breaks down. She no longer wants to be in the modeling world. Instead of being in front of the camera she starts to see herself as the person behind the camera as a celebrity photographer.  Her main goal; Nikolas Gallo. Nikolas 'Niko' Gallo is a famous actor that has a pubic image that offers him no privacy. 

This book just goes to show that all it takes is one wrong move and your life could go flip a complete 180.  Once you start this book you won't be able to stop. It's addicting, captivating and appealing to all. This book has to be new favorite for me, and I can't say enough how much I recommend it.  This book is intense from start to finish, I felt like I was holding my breath the entire book! I'm anxiously awaiting getting my hands on the second book, I want to dive right back into this insane mixed-up world of Brook and Niko!
~About the Author~
Eli Chastain is a super-secret ninja set on conquering the world one reader at a time. In reality, she’s an alter ego of a struggling author that needs a secondary route to reveal her inner most demons. Follow along to see if you are haunted by some of the same.

Chastain’s contemporary serial, Shutter, is set for publication starting in August 2014 with all subsequent volumes to be released before the end of the year.

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