The Devil By The River

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Natalia Samson, an eighteen-year-old woman, born of privilege happens to be peacefully studying in a prestigious university and living the life anyone could ever dream of. She has everything but the power of choice. Bullied, abused, and traumatized, Natalia knows she has nowhere to go but be trapped in her mind forever. She has already accepted her boring fate and let the people closest to her control it. But then, what comes out as a simple night of college parties turns out to be the night she will never forget. She found her abuser dead in the middle of nowhere and she met the most unlikely guy she could unconditionally love. He gave her the strength and power she needed to take control of her own life. And they started to love each other― until he stopped. With these turn of events she realized that she didn't know him at all. His mystery will haunt Natalia for the rest of her life and the death of her abuser will shift the balance between her identity and her family. And in the years that follow, she will look at her family, at the man she loves ― and at herself ― differently. And she will never be the same again. • • • Warning: As the story progresses depictions of mental illness, abuse, and violence becomes more and more graphic. This work of art is only suited for mature audiences. Please read at your own risk.

Romance / Thriller
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Hello, readers!

First of all, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to you for checking this out. There are millions and millions of stories and writers in this website yet you chose to click here, so thank you!

I will start by saying that this is an interpretation of the bad-boy trope that is very popular in today’s culture.

This story has been on my mind for almost five years already. It’s on this moment that I get to publish it here because through the years I have been writing and rewriting the plot, finding inspirations for the characters to make them feel realistically flawed, and of course, collecting all the courage before sharing it to the world. I want to execute my story well so that I may be able to give justice to the supposed unpredictability of the plot.

Furthermore, this story has depictions of toxic relationships, violence such as domestic and verbal abuse, and mental illness but I am making it less graphic for the sake of our younger readers. It also includes foul languages, drinking, smoking, and drugs. Nevertheless, please read at your own risk.

The novel is yet to be finished and updates will be every Thursdays. I try my best to edit my work meticulously so that there would be little to no grammatical errors.

So here it is. Thank you for reading and I hope that you do enjoy all the hard work and imagination that I’ve put into this. If you did like it, please leave a like, review, and/or a comment― whether it be of praise or constructive criticism (please be kiiiind). Because aside from inspirations, these three buttons motivate the writers to continue doing their passion.


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I don’t own the photo in the cover page. It is from a photo in Pinterest that I edited.

The views and opinions expressed in the novel are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy. Any content provided by the author are of her opinion, and are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organization, company, individual, or anyone or anything.

This is a work of fiction. Unless otherwise indicated, all the names, characters, businesses, places, events and incidents in this book are either the product of the author’s imagination or used in a fictitious manner. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events is purely coincidental.

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Plagiarism is a crime. This work is of my doing and is copyrighted to my account/name, @siarasaint. Any illegal reprint, adaptation, or publication of this novel without permission or acknowledgement from the author will be persecuted by the law.

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