The Blue-Eyed Devil by Beena Khan
Published: October 31, 2021
I received a copy of this book for free, and I leave my review voluntarily.
Beena Khan is a storyteller based in NYC, where she brings dark fairytales and myths to life. She writes mafia crime romance, new adult, and edgy contemporary fiction that gives you a book hangover. Her books are painful, messy, dangerous, and raw. She has a master’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Arabic studies. She often explores the human psyche.
“Monsters don’t exist in real life… or do they?”
Ehva Rossi is the daughter of a previous Don and a criminal lawyer. She is a devout Catholic and tries to be a good person. When she comes face to face with darkness, the last thing she expected was to succumb. But as her light fades, she finally comes to life.
OH, HOLY HELL. This is hands down my favorite book Beena has written to date. The storyline is so dark and twisted and has some dangerous surprises.
Ehva was a beautifully written character. I love how she was written as pure and light, but that slowly changed as the plot thickened. Ehva is intelligent, caring, and stronger than anyone could have ever known.
Salvi is just a dirtbag. He has no redeemable qualities, but my goodness… is he a manipulative monster.
The cat and mouse style chase throughout the first half of the book draws you in, but the free fall to the ending will leave you speechless. This is by far the best novel Beena has written to date, and that is saying a lot.
The way the story is told is clever. I definitely got Joe Goldberg vibes from Salvi’s chapters. His narratives were calculating and raw. But also brutally honest. He tells us what’s going to happen, and boy, oh boy.
I loved the light and dark imagery throughout the novel. It is so well described through various scenes. I also really enjoyed how Ehva’s color wheel changed from light to crimson as she fell further in love with Salvi.
This is a twisted tale, and the ending has me anxiously awaiting the next book.