Release Date: October 15th 2015
Genre: Romance, Suspense
My friends say Hunter Cayman’s dangerous.
They say he’s a threat to everyone in town.
I’m not so sure.
As he stands before me in this crowded club with the lights shining around us, I catch something good under Hunter’s dark facade. Something decent and profound.
I don’t know who or what to believe.
But I will find out the truth.
Aeris Thorne is expecting a restful vacation in the remote town of Deep Cove. But on a stormy night, she meets the alluring and mysterious Hunter Cayman, and her life takes an exhilarating turn.
Aeris is both drawn to him and determined to find out what he’s hiding. It’s clear Hunter has found success with the high-security lab on his vast estate. But what Aeris doesn’t know is that he’s tormented by a secret: the truth behind his research.
As he and Aeris are drawn together, the walls he’s built to protect himself threaten to crumble. At the same time, she begins to wonder if she’s found the key to unraveling her own tragic past. When Aeris’s life is threatened, Hunter is forced to make an impossible decision about her future—one that could change everything.
The Butterfly Code is exciting, thrilling, full of danger, suspense and has a touch of sci-fi. This means that really the romance is a secondary element to the plot, though necessary because it is the initial connection between Aeris and Hunter Cayman which arouses her curiosity about Deep Cove’s most despised resident.
For me, the story did not flow as smoothly as I would have liked and I felt that the time spent on Aeris’ recovery caused the plot to be disjointed. However, I really enjoyed the first and final parts of The Butterfly Code, particularly the pace of Sue Wyshynski’s writing and the way in which the puzzle pieces of the complex plot were eventually joined together.
Hunter and Aeris are cleverly imagined by the author. We are mistakenly lead to think that Aeris is a love-struck young girl, only to discover that she is, in fact, loyal, determined, intelligent and caring, but with perhaps a little too much innocence.
Hunter is portrayed as arrogant, charming and a man who uses and abuses people. Sue Wyshynski allows her reader to see a much softer side to Hunter, particularly when his emotional vulnerability is used against him.
The Butterfly Code’s protagonists are well supported by the story’s secondary characters, such as Victoria, Gage and Aeris’ father. The way their lives interlink with Hunter and Aeris’ reminds us of the importance of friends, family, and love.
The Butterfly Code is an intriguing novel with an original premise and I would readily recommend it to other readers.
Sue’s style has been described as immersive, emotional, and action-packed.
According to Sue, “Writers must do more than write; they must try to speak to the hearts of the world.”
The Butterfly Code, coming this fall, is Sue’s first New Adult romantic suspense.Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads