In Dark Matter, a mixture of Romance and Mystery by author Deborah Ann Gordon, we see a young immortal, Belinda, travel back to a past life, in order to save Damien- the love of her life.
I was drawn into the story by its fast pace and shifting tone. While some parts felt quite tense, others were light-hearted and romantic, providing what I see as a perfect balance.
There were plenty of surprise twists, which had me eagerly turning the pages. I could imagine myself in Belinda’s shoes, desperate to try and save not just her true love, but her religion as well.
The plot itself was intriguing, centres around two core religions, being Paganism and Christianity. As a Pagan myself, I detested the way in which some characters (namely Mordecai) sought to abolish the Pagan practices, only to replace them purely with those of the Christian faith.
Belinda’s determination to save the religion of her people, as well as its traditions and the love of her life, is beyond admirable. In her position, I would be just as determined to right such wrongs.
If you like dark, twisted schemes and the sort of ‘love conquers all’ tales that snatch your breath away, then I would definitely recommend Dark Matter.
Rated 5 stars.