Opaque Mirrors by Courtney Lane


Opaque Mirrors is dark, twisted and strangely sexy. I’d never heard of snuff/torture porn before so it was educational for me. A new experience. It’s not for me but Lane pulls you into this wicked world where sex and violence clash together.

It isn’t always an easy read, some parts made me wince and others made me grin but Lane toes the line between like an expert. The writing in compelling and evocative, dealing with themes of torture, violence, murder and pornography. But if you’re looking for an original read don’t let this put you off – I highly recommend it, I couldn’t put it down.

Whitney has become disillusioned with sex. Moonlighting in her mothers escort business has desensitised her to the point where only the extreme can bring her pleasure. This is how she comes to enjoy snuff porn and discovers Nick, an adult film star. When he asks her to help him achieve the ultimate orgasm a chain of events are set in motion. You don’t know what to believe or who to trust. Nothing in their small town is what it seems. I don’t want to say much more because it really is something you need to read for yourself but it is definitely not for the faint hearted or those of a squeamish disposition.

It was fast paced, full of action, had several twists and turns, sex and gore. I’m giving it 4 * simply because the violence/snuff is not my thing. It was a really good read but like I said, it made me wince in parts but that’s according to my personal tastes.


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