The Unseen: Book One in the Manipulated Evil Series
Reviewed by Annette Gisby, author of Drowning Rapunzel and Shadows of the Rose
Kyle D'Arcy is a spoilt young man attending college, where he is more interested in studying the women there, rather
than his classes. But after his father's murder brings him home, he is dumped straight into the middle of a war that has been
raging unseen for decades.
His father Carter D'Arcy was a renowned geneticist and leaves Kyle with an envelope full of scientific papers and a key.
But someone else knows about it and a few days later, Kyle's mother, Beverly, is murdered too and the killers wait in ambush
Kyle is saved by a strange woman, Ravyn, the most beautiful woman Kyle has ever seen. And what was a picture of her doing
in Carter's wallet? Was Carter having an affair with her?
At first Kyle thinks she is insane with her talk of other worlds and portals, there is only one reality, right? But gradually
Kyle comes to believe and finds out things about his heritage that he wasn't sure he wanted to know. For Kyle's whole life
has been constructed on a lie, a lie to keep him alive.
And what was Carter's involvement in this war? A war fought not with guns and tanks, but diseases that have no cure...
Oh, this book was difficult to put down, it twists and turns every which way and just when you thought you had it figured
out, another piece of the puzzle is revealed.
The reader finds out things at the same time as Kyle, so that you are almost in his shoes, feeling everything he is going
through. The book ends on a cliffhanger, ready to dive into book two and I almost screamed with frustration. Ms McMullen has
certainly left the readers wanting more!
Although the story itself is on a grand scale, the author has delved deep into the heart of the characters and you have
to read on to know what is going to happen to them.
It is a story of love, sacrifice and ethics. Is it just to do wrong things for the right reasons? Can the end ever justify
the means? Is evil a force of nature or nurture?
The book makes you think long after the last page has been read.