They say it takes 21 days to form a habit.
For 21 days she held on.
But on Day 22, she would have given anything for the sweet slumber of death.
Because on Day 22, she realizes that her only way out means certain death for one of the two men she loves.
A haunting tale of passion, loss, and redemption, The Paper Swan is a darkly intense yet heartwarming love story, textured with grit, intrigue, and suspense. Please note: This is NOT a love triangle.
A full-length, standalone novel, intended for mature audiences due to violence, sex and language. Subject matter may be disturbing for some readers.
- Original Title:The Paper Swan
- Author:Leylah Attar
- Rating:8.42 / 10
- Publisher:Published August 4th 2015
For my father
IT WAS A GOOD DAY for Louboutins. I hadn’t planned on wearing statement heels on the runway to death, but if this was it, if I was going to be killed by some random psycho with a thirst for blood, what better way to go down than with red-soled ‘fuck yous’ to my murderer?
Because fuck you, asshole, for turning me into the victim of a senseless crime.
Fuck you for the indignity of not letting me see your face before you blow my brains out.
Fuck you for the cable ties that are so tight, they’re cutting deep, red slashes across my wrists.
But most of all, fuck you because no one wants to die a day short of their twenty-fourth birthday—blond hair shiny from a fresh cut, nails gelled to perfection—on the way back from a date with a man who just might be “the one”.
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