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At some point, right before my memory clicked off, the nightmare fairy must have paid the world a visit. Everything is just…gone, a tangle of blank confusion. 

And now I live in a castle. Every little girl’s dream, right? Except it’s not. It’s twisted and abandoned and fake. I’m supposed to be safe here with my husband, but how can I be safe when I don’t remember him? How can I be safe when he feels so wrong? 

Then a new monster comes to take me to a new life and a new cage far from the castle and the promise of safety. 

NOTE: This book was previously published as Tabula Rasa. Only the title and cover art have been changed. The content of the book remains the same.

©2016, 2021 Kitty Thomas (P)2021 Kitty Thomas

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  • Romance Junkie
  • 07-01-22

Great Story and Narration

I've read this story before and really liked it, so thought I'd give the audio book a try. I was blown away by the narration. The story was enthralling and I was fully emersed in it. This is one you won't want to miss.

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  • Blackcat13
  • 25-12-21

Complex thriller for your listening pleasure

Warning for sensitive listeners who don’t like dubious consent, this book contains dark themes and dubious consent , the title should give you a clear warning that this book contains a monster , but he’s far more than that.

I enjoyed the underlying story and while Elodie wasn’t my fav character , I enjoyed Shannon and I understood him. The monster and the why he was the way he is was well described in the book , some readers may find him too much , but I got him . I loved the cat and it was a clever way to help explain how Shannon’s brain worked and what made him tick.

This wasn’t my fav KT book and my main reason was the vengeance sought at the end of the book while I got the reason , the second victim just didn’t sit right with me , didn’t make sense based on Elodies character and was a step too far. Considering her nightmares of what happened to her I just don’t see her doing something like that.

Loved Lucy Rivers narrating this , she is my fav narrator from the few looks I’ve listened to. She has a great tone to her voice and does amazing job at pulling you into the story.

A complex thriller with a good dose of Kittylicious sexy time that many will enjoy.

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  • Najahiman
  • 18-12-21

Shannon is my new book boyfriend

Again Kitty gives us wonderful writing and a complex and riveting story line. I was captivated from chapter one. I could not stop listening and became immediately invested in the main characters happiness. I absolutely love love love Shannon and he is my new book boyfriend! No wonder she is referred to as the dark romance genre queen, she surly knows how to write a captivating story. Lucy Rivers narrated this story and she did a great job portraying each character and really bringing them to life. Five hot alpha stars.

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  • h_mac_88
  • 14-01-22

Dark and delicious

Like all Kitty Thomas books, this is dark and delicious. And like her other books, it's hard to write a review that doesn't contain spoilers. If you are a newbie, this is a good way to dip your toes into the world of awesomeness that is a Kitty Thomas book. Elodie is a complex character. She has no memories but certain aspects of her character still peek through. There were some interesting twists I wasn't quite expecting. Overall I really enjoyed the book. However the ending seemed a bit abrupt to me. I wasn't quite ready to let the story go yet. But still a very satisfactory read.

Typically I prefer dual narration but the single was perfectly fine for me on this one. It was well performed and easy to listen to.

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  • Karin Gesell
  • 12-01-22

Fascinating!

This is a rebrand of Tebula Rasa. New name, new cover, and new to me. One I had never gotten a chance to read or listen to before, but am glad I finally did. Elodie wakes up in a pirate ship and doesn’t remember anything. And is told the world is pretty much over as she knows it. That in and of itself is frightening. But that’s not where things end. They once again take another turn for her. And all I’ll say is things get quite fascinating from there. Definitely something you need to grab & read! And also take a listen. Lucy Rivers does a great job narrating this story.

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  • CHERYL B
  • 31-12-21

Dark Romance!

This was a great book. I love the dichotomy of both Elodie’s and Shannon’s personalities. And how they learn that they need each other to be a complete person. The narrator does a great job bringing them to life. And I like that she uses appropriate accents for each character. I hate when southern speaking characters don’t have an accent in the audiobook. But Lucy Rivers does it right. If you like dark themed, extreme circumstanced thrillers then this is the book for you

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  • Ax
  • 25-12-21

Awesome story

Love the narrator, so good, she done wonderfully as Elodie. Love the amnesia aspect of the story and Shannon was just “chef’s kiss”.

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  • Jackie Moore
  • 24-12-21

The Monster Keeps Me Safe

There will be people who may not like this one, but it really is a great read. I started listening Kitty Thomas's work more recently. So I haven't listened to much of her older books yet, and you can tell she has grown as an author. That being said she also was a really great author before as well. I was still completely sucked in and could barely put the book down! This one felt a bit shorter then some of her other books, but also didn't slouch on an engaging story. Kitty Thomas is also known for her twists in her books, and this one was a doozy. In the end I think the story was they way it should've been. And if you want to know why I say that, then I suggest you go up and buy this book!

I also liked the way the narrator read this one. she has a very pleasant voice to listen to for me and I enjoyed the book with her reading it.

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  • Amanda Kay Anderson/Beauty.and.the.bookies
  • 24-12-21

LOVED SHANNON

I knew I would love this dark kinky maddening romance but I didnt realize HOW MUCH. WOW. SHANNON IS INCREDIBLE. I loved him. He was so dominating, possessive and everything I love in a Kitty Thomas man. 5 stars and then some!!!

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  • Christine
  • 21-12-21

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I really enjoyed this book Elodie and Shannon were great characters. I loved all the twists that happen in this book and how Elodie has to navigate all of them while dealing with Shannon. Shannon on the other hand is such a wild character you never know what he's going to do and this keeps Elodie on her toes. The ending was as always a great trip. Another great story by Kitty.

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I've heard a couple of books narrated by Lucy Rivers she's a good narrator and does characters well.