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How can one man ruin every life he touches? When sexy former racing driver and now international playboy, Matt, ends up in hospital, four people sit outside his room and wait to hear whether he will live or die. Each one of them wants him dead. This book takes you on an exciting roller coaster through each of their lives. A breathtaking story of lives entwined in desire, pHow can one man ruin every life he touches? When sexy former racing driver and now international playboy, Matt, ends up in hospital, four people sit outside his room and wait to hear whether he will live or die. Each one of them wants him dead. This book takes you on an exciting roller coaster through each of their lives. A breathtaking story of lives entwined in desire, passion, lies, deceit and epic betrayals. What makes one man so hated by everyone?*Important. This book is intended for over 18's due to the graphic sexual nature of some chapters. Contains Abuse/Taboo subject matter....

Title : To Murder Matt
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ISBN : 9781498943949
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Number of Pages : 300 Pages
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To Murder Matt Reviews

  • Vanessa
    2019-02-27 01:41

    4 Murderous Stars! Woah! I have read some dark books in may day and met some dark nasty bastards along the way, but I think Matt takes the cake!! Hell, I think he takes the whole damn bakery!!! This is a chilling saga about how one evil and twisted man impacts the lives of four people in his life...how he pushes, takes, destroys until they reach their breaking point. And then the question becomes, who will murder Matt and how? An extremely unique read. Very dark and disturbing at times. Not for the faint of heart AT ALL! But fantastic, especially for a debut! This is an author with a ton of potential that I am interested in reading much more from!

  • Stylo Fantome
    2019-03-18 07:35

    This author and I traded books for beta reading, and what a find - a new friend and an intense read!This book is raw, and real, and gritty - not for the faint of heart! As I have said before, I think if it happens in the real world, than it deserves to be written about; bad things happen. What, we should turn a blind eye? Christian Grey can paddle Ana whats-her-face, but god forbid we read about actual real life situations.This is a roller coaster. You start out loving Matt. By the end ..., not so much. The book is about him, but he is not the main character. There are FOUR, distinct, separate, but intertwined, main characters. And you will alternately be annoyed and love all of them - except for Veronique. She can pretty much do no wrong, in my opinion.Has some intense situations and scenes, but I like a book that makes me think and makes me feel and makes take a look at what's going around the world.If you want a taste of something truly different, give this book a try.

  • Philomena Callan Cheekypee
    2019-02-26 05:37

    Firstly this is a fantastic debut novel by this author. This dark and graphic story has a unique storyline. Matt is critically ill in hospital. This is the story of the four people waiting outside his room. Each of these people want him dead for their own reasons. The author has done a great job of portraying how bad Matt is. This book is not for the faint hearted. It's a really dark and twisted read. Rape, murder and abuse are all parts of the storyline.I've read hundreds of books this year. This is only one of a handful that took me a few days to read. It took me time to absorb. If you like dark and gritty then I certainly recommend this story.

  • Breeze
    2019-03-09 06:33

    what in the almighty fuck do I say about this book???? what the fuck?? Starter's! this book high ratings are from the authors goodread "friends" or ARC.......3 stars or more YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME!!!We are introduced to Ellen in the beginning. She is one dimensional, career driven and has one friend Sarah who she is not a good friend to. She doesnt' share with Sarah and when Sarah's feelings are hurt she lets her walk out of her life. doesn't even bat an eye or try to save the friendship. "the next day the atmosphere between Sarah and Ellen was frosty, so much so, that by the end of the day Sarah asked to be transferred""And so those few words had concluded years of loyal friendship, ended, because of men."UM, no this friendship ended because Ellen is a cold bitch. Never hear from Sarah again until she becomes her maid of honour. (My kobo must have skipped a few page downloads) We are seriously shorted the 2nd time Matt sees Ellen. He butters her up at a dinner party. one liners and drinks, chapter ends. Then he is professing missing her, needing her. ( I look the the floor and under my kobo...did I drop a page? what the hell?)I expected to read about their night of passion. nope.I found Ms. Benoir did not complete details in character building or chapter writing. We jump from on scene to the next and I felt the in between was missing and neededMatt- his character is the tethered to all the rest of the characters. He is despicable....Matt to Dean "She's not much in the looks department. I am used to top models, and prefer blondes, but she is a thorough bred, so I am prepared to overlook that for now. Besides, once I have control of everything , I can have even more money to carry on with the models, afterwards. Keep her at home tending to the gardeners needs if she gets bored. At the moment, she is useless in bed. Lies there like an ironing board, has no technique, nothing. Hasn't a clue. She was a virgin, until I took her, you know....." Dean sat down, as Matt looked up and spotted Ellen entering the room. "There she is...."That is a small glimpse into Matt's depravity. He is a disgusting human being who I can't say much else without giving away some of the story if you are STUPID ENOUGH TO READ THIS BOOK!!!This book hit new levels for me that I had never read before. Disturbing is one word! But it did not bother me as much as the Ms Benoir writing style did. She seemed to forget crucial parts of the book that needed to be addressed.When Mat describes his intentions with Ellen (above quote)to Dean (her best friend since childhood and claims to love her), he never warns her or tells her of that very conversation and doesn't stop the wedding.Dean is a douche!!scene between Veronique and Matt, "Dean watched the exchange between them, whilst he didn't know what Veronique was talking about, he could see the obvious effect her words were having on Matt."I want you to leave her and me alone. I feel sorry for your wife. She has no idea about you. Who you really are. What you are really like. I do"this is at the fucking wedding!!! Dean never in this whole fucking story ever question or ask or demands that one of these poor, bruised and raped women tell him what the fuck he is seeing and hearing. He is AN IDIOT!!!!"He saw how he had treatd Priscilla, he knew of his disdain for Ellen and yet he had stood by powerless to stop him from stealing the woman he loved.... YES YOU DID ASSHOLE, YOU HAD A LOT OF POWER TO STOP ALL OF IT; YOUR AN IDIOT!Nico I don't even know, I can't even, what do I say....Veronique is drunk, semi passed out, naked due to spilt wine. Nico puts her in his bed. then crawls in that bed, then she snuggles him, then he sees this as an invitation. he starts fucking a drunk 1/2 passed out female who has been nothing but professional with him and barely, barely even friendly."I'm coming, my love, I'm coming." He groaned as he started to come inside her. (view spoiler)["No, no. You are my brother,"(hide spoiler)] Veronique said in her semi-sleep"LATER... Nico says, "The day that Nico had held Veronique, made love to her, he had thought it was the beginning for them WHAT??!!The scene with Matt and Ellen and anal sex was beyond, beyond ridiculous. It was horrific then cheapened with (view spoiler)[ the fart business(hide spoiler)]Come on!This book is graphic. There are no redeeming qualities in Matt and the fact that he gets his own story is sickening. This should be a stand alone novel.I found myself in complete disbelief of each character. They are wealthy, educated and smart so how can Dean be soooooo clueless, Ellen is a not likeable so hard for your heart to break for her. I didn't mind Nico even though his introduction is a bit shady. Priscella/Veronique was the only character who I understood her lifestyle choices and her fear. Her life was horrible, disgusting, terror and gross. Sad is not strong enough word to describe what happens to her. I have never highlighted so much in a book to help write my review. I hated this story because it could have been outstanding if Ms. Benoir had developed her female characters better so we knew them, felt for them, liked them.The premise was great but just a let down by the end.Skimmed a lot, ignored spelling errors, ignored Dean's character calling Prisilla Veronique when he didn't know her by that name; punching Nico then later punching Matt and remarking he had never punched a man before.....I think I will recommend this book if you like Aleatha Romig Consequence series. Other than that I would challenge you to read this rather than recommend it.

  • JJ -
    2019-03-20 04:27

    This is a review of warnings regarding this book—some good and some bad. I was given this book to read for an honest review, and was kind of in the dark about its contents until I started reading. Know before reading this that I do not base my reviews solely on whether or not I like the subject matter of a book, and that I took many factors into account when rating this book.**WARNING**This review does contain some spoilers. I normally try to avoid spoilers, and I will try not to give too much away, but they seemed necessary in this case because of the controversial content of this book. If you are indeed “broadminded” (as recommended in the author warning) and think you can handle the book, stop reading this review now to avoid any spoilers. If you are on the fence about whether this book is your cup of tea, continue reading to ensure you are onboard with where this book will take you.**WARNING**The author warning stated “very graphic sexual nature” and “taboo subject matter.” After reading this book, I feel the warning is very delicate and vague in comparison to the text. It in no way prepared me for the very detailed incest, pedophilia (of an incestuous nature), gang rape, and infant homicide contained within these pages. There was, indeed, very graphic sex; and though there were some loving, passionate encounters, most of the sex was violent, abusive, indecent (in the not-fun way), and horrid. Definitely not for the faint of heart. Or those with weak stomachs. **NOTE** There is a CENSORED version of this book available on Amazon that states two of the “taboo” scenes were omitted. Reading that version might be more suitable for the less “broadminded” readers. However, it does cost over a dollar more.**WARNING**I must give the author props for creativity and planning. There are four different characters who are all out to murder Matt for his wicked ways, each for both their own reasons and shared reasons. It took a lot of organizing and plotting on the author’s part to bring these characters not only into each other’s lives, but also into Matt’s web. Cohesively and in a way that was somewhat feasible. And Matt…If ever Satan walked this Earth, it is in the form of Matt Mellor. I’m not sure I have ever read a more sickening, despicable character… And I read true crime from time to time. The author threw in the most vile, inhumane characteristics she could think of when creating this rat bastard, making it easy to understand why any one of his many victims would want him dead. It was so bad that I had a hard time deciding who deserved the satisfaction of killing him the most. And I was DYING for someone to kill him. In the beginning, you find out that someone has tried to kill him, but you don’t find out whether or not the attempt was actually successful until the end. All the in-between details the reasons why he deserves to die the most excruciating death two times over. Ms. Benoir was definitely successful in creating a most hated villain.**WARNING**The editing left much to be desired in this book:• Though the wording was good for the most part, there was a lot of repetition. • Also, the punctuation fairies were allowed to sprinkle way too many commas and way too few periods all over the manuscript. The run-on sentences and choppy flow of the misplaced commas took away from the reading.• There were jumps forward and back in time without any form of break to let you know it was happening. It made it very hard to keep track of where you were in the story and what the timeline of events was.• There were also jumps between POVs that were not indicated by any form of break. Chapters were designated to specific characters, but they did not strictly follow the thoughts of that character—just what was going on in their part of the story. It made my head spin at times, trying to figure out whose head I was in at any given moment.**WARNING**The book was full of naivety and stupidity that, I would hope, is an over-exaggeration in comparison to the general human race. If not, procreation may need to be regulated based on these factors in the future.**NOTE** My favorite part of the book was the author’s message at the end. Though the events in this book were disturbing, they do happen in real life. A victim is a victim and not at fault for the things that happen to them. Even the smartest of us aren’t above being duped at some point, especially by a master of manipulation such as Matt. I thought it was great that Ms. Benoir ended the book with words of support and encouragement for abuse victims everywhere.My intent with this review is not to discourage readers—it is to have them better informed about the “graphic” and “taboo” content. A writer’s book is a work of art and a part of him/her, and there is always someone out there who is going to be a fan. Though I did not enjoy the darker, disturbing aspects of this story, it does not mean that others will not as well. This book broaches ugly truths that some readers may find offensive. That is the reason for the warnings contained in my review.

  • Tolly Be
    2019-03-21 09:31

    I bought to Murder Matt on its debut on the 14th of May and I spent approximately 6 hours reading it from front to cover IN ONE GO. The storyline is so fast-pace that the moment you start reading it, you do NOT want to put the book down. It's fabulous. Everything from the character development to the imagery of the novel is fabulous and I applaud Viveca Benoir on her work and suggest to anyone who is contemplating on reading it.. Buy it, Borrow it, Rent it - I don't care how - Just get your hands on a copy ASAP!!The writing format takes on 4 perspectives of the main protagonists, Ellen, Dean, Veronique and Nico that all have one common link; Matt Meller. Normally, I'm not a big fan of these types of formats as some authors can get lost, go on irrelevant tangents and loses the plot BUT Viveca executed it very well and I could follow along with the characters thoughts, their personality and the interaction between these characters ties up perfectly towards the end. Sometimes, I'd disagree with the characters decision in the book but ultimately, I'd end up facepalming at the characters mistakes, laughing along with the wittiness [of said character], cringing at the horrible ruthlessness of Matt but ultimately, the book took me on a journey of emotions and I find that if a book can do that, then it has been well written.The book is very graphic, and although excellently described and detailed, I would not recommend this for the faint hearted or those squeamish when reading erotic/sensitive topics. It gets very detailed at parts so just a heads up! After all, it themed erotica. However, this is not your average bonk book and I do believe the amount of time and quality has really paid off. Furthermore I would actually say the book covers more themes than just erotic. It's like a murder mystery mixed with a romantic twist mixed with drama. At some points, the plot seem surreal but at the exact time it remains very realistic. You'll understand this when you read it. Here is a man, you'd find a reason to kill and hate and at the end of the book adds a sweet justice to it.I'd rate this book 9/10. All I can say is, I cannot wait for Benoir to publish the sequel.

  • BooksandBeyondFiftyShades
    2019-03-18 06:40

    How can one man ruin every life he touches?When sexy former racing driver and now international playboy, Matt, ends up in hospital, four people sit outside his room and wait to hear whether he will live or die. Each one of them wants him dead.This book takes you on an exciting roller coaster through each of their lives. A breathtaking story of lives entwined in desire, passion, lies, deceit and epic betrayals.What makes one man so hated by everyone?Matt is a man with many faces, but you will know the real him once you start reading this book.I thought at the start when I first read about Matt he seemed ok, then I got further into the book and my feelings towards him changed. I kept thinking that there may be some redeeming qualities to him but sadly not.When I book makes you have mixed emotions about all the main characters and it has you biting your nails and drinking a glass of wine then the author has done a magnificent job and that is what Viveca had done.The book is certainly an emotional roller coaster. The most prominent emotion being sadness however, there was a point at the book that i did actually start crying at. Their was happy points to the book though. Elle, Nico, Veronique, Dean played an important part on this story, you will find out how their lives cross path with one another.I loved how the book was split into the separate chapters with each character getting their own viewpoint across.***Warning****This Book is the CENSORED version of To Murder Matt (The same book, without the two scenes containing taboo / abuse matter).It still contains some graphic sexual scenes, and is therefore suitable only, for (broadminded) 18+ only.

  • Monika Korjat
    2019-03-13 02:37

    I finished this book only few days ago but really struggled with the review... don't get me wrong it's brilliant. It just touches and explores so many difficult subjects making it quite a difficult read. Surely this is not a novel you read just before going to bed with a cup of hot chocolate. Where do I start then? For many reviewers the subjects touched in the story were too difficult and many felt this book should be toned down. Why? Personally I think the writer used the words on the paper to paint the picture of our mad world and how it really is. The abuse really do exist but people often do not talk about it. It should not be wrapped in cotton candy or put away on the shelf. The story describes taboo situations so hard to read even I often had to put it down. I would later reflect upon it and not touch it for few days. However I also could not wait to go back to the read and to find out how the story continued. I really wanted to know why all those people wanted to kill Matt.And I was not dissapointed... I really love this dark and emotional story that took me on a rollercoaster ride together with the characters. I really liked sweet Dean, loved Nico for his devotion, determination and compation, felt sad for naive Ellen and hoped for the best for Veronigue! Just like everyone I really disliked Matt but I feel I would like to know more... Why was he the way he was? Which bad experiences made him the cruel man he was? Noone is born evil!

  • ReadAlong With Sue
    2019-03-04 02:52

    Phew. PHEWThis was one intense story. Its not for the fainthearted though, let me say, there is abuse in this book, sexual warped perverted abuse that some readers may find hard to stomach, but, IT IS vital to the story. Its not in there for titivation as far as I can see.I really don't want to enlighten you about anything because I don't want to give any more away than what's in the blurb that the author has written already.There is a huge suspense in this that will keep you interested. Love story, passion, intrigue. Betrayal, now that is a cruel thing that leads to who knows where!!!Very cleverly written and I rate it 3.5This is the authors 3rd book and if you read her bio, she says to keep her mind fresh she writes several books at once.There is a strong element of her becoming known in this field of work I think as she writes, she surely knows how to spin a story!I would like to thank the author Viceca Benoir for this book, and the blog tour/review section I was involved with.*This is MY honest review/opinion on this book which reflects on no one but myself*

  • Jennyfrijole
    2019-03-02 02:32

    I read this book over the course of about three days - but only because work got in the way. I don't think I've ever read a book quite like it.The book is four twisting plot lines coming together - Veronique, Ellen, Dean, and Nico. One loves the other, but the other loves someone else, and that someone else is struggling with someone else. Some of them have never met, some of them have known each other forever. All will be ripped apart. The tie that binds them in the end - Matt. An ultimate villain. At first, you want him, but by the end, you're trying to think of ways to murder him, too.Definitely an intense read. The subject matter isn't for the faint of heart, but things like that need to be written because things like that happen in the real world.It would make for an interesting movie - I kept imagine Danny Elfman music as the soundtrack.It's a fast paced book, so despite the intensity of it, it isn't a difficult read.I will definitely be looking forward to reading Matt's book!

  • Akd
    2019-02-24 05:34

    4-1/2 Holy craptastic, what did I just read...So. This novel takes you on the wildest ride. EVER. I will not give anything away because this one needs to be savored. Let me just say, if you are looking for a read with a villain you will love to hate...look no further! And I wouldn't exactly say you will hate Matt. No. It's more a morbid fascination with a man that is, let's say, rather sociopathic.Pick this one up if you love dark reads with lots of twists and turns. You will not regret!

  • CasPerfitz~SLiTsReaD
    2019-03-02 03:31

    I can't rate this cause I just couldn't go on for now... made it to 24% and still feel disconnected to the characters and the story... and I am impatient, lol. The prologue though did pique my interest... It's on a third person narrative involving 5 different characters... it is fast paced in a sense that you just knew something has already happened and details are just skipped and the story moved forward...When I have more time... I "might" go back to it... :)

  • JG ~Jezabell Girl & Friends
    2019-03-09 05:55

    Reaching out to touch 3 Stars!!!I decided that I would read this book in the light of all of the hate that the author was receiving at the hands of her, from a want of a better word, critics. I remember passing this book up as an ARC because it wasn't really the type of book I would normally read but in an attempt to provide an honest review to the author and other readers, I decided to go ahead and read it. The story was a multi faceted one and surrounded the life of Matt and those who were unlucky enough to know him, marry him, work with him and be related to him. Matt is the epitome of type of man who your mothers hope you will never meet; gorgeous, charming and completely deranged. He is abusive and despises women although he is happy to make them his slaves or to enjoy the wealth they have amassed. I enjoyed the four threads to this story with the four people he has wronged, debased, cheated and affected all trying to escape his clutches. It’s not long before they realise that the only option available to them, to rid him from their lives permanently, is.... to murder Matt.There were some downsides to the story aside from the dark theme. I took the abuse and darkness at face value, it was no different to what is depicted in film scenes and I agree with another reviewer, the scenes were not included for titillation. The author handles them carefully and reasonably tastefully but at the same time the writing was poorly executed on occasion. I found that the story jumped around a lot as scenes were skipped and time frames were glossed over. Attention to detail was lacking throughout the story as names were quoted incorrectly and events omitted or forgotten about. I would have expected these points to have been addressed at the Beta stage, assuming there was one. There were also some grammatical and spelling errors which took the shine off the story for me. I'm a firm believer that if you pay good money for a book it should be carefully proofread before it is marketed for sale. To sum up, all in all it was a moderately captivating story which was sadly spoilt by some inaccuracies. The plot was a bit too obvious, lacked depth and was overly simplistic but I can still see no reason to ban it when films and real life portray the issues covered in this book in a more graphic way. One scene was particularly disturbing and I suspect that is what has affected some people and again it could have been written more carefully with the “less is more” attitude. Lets face it, scenes are quite often expanded in our own minds without needing to be written in graphic detail. I am tempted to read on and to see what made Matt the way he is but I will leave that story for another day. His character really does rankle and your blood boils with wrath and I too want to murder Matt!Email: jezabellgirlandfriends@gmail.comWeb: http://jezabellgirlandfriends.comFB: http://facebook.com/jezabellgirlandfr...Twitter: http://twitter.com/Jezabell_girlGoogle+: http://google.com/+JezabellGirlPinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/JezabellGirlTSU: https://www.tsu.co/Jezabell_Girl

  • Helen Stothard
    2019-03-09 08:28

    I've given a lot of thought as to whether to review this book or not as there were a couple of scenes that troubled me in it, and one extremely heartbreaking scene. I've spoken to the author and decided I will review it.This book deals with abuse, both of a child and an adult. It contains graphic descriptions. The author hasn't written it to titillate, but to increase awareness that this does happen, and there's a really good section at the back of the book showing you where to get support if you're in one of these situations. I don't think this book needed a couple of the scenes, I didn't need that detail and without them I'd probably have given it five stars, but that's a personal opinion. I fully understand the authors reason for including them and support her in that.Because it's graphic it meant at times it was hard to read, it's not an easy book, but it's worth pushing through the difficult areas because it's a bloody good story.It starts in a hospital waiting room, Matt is in a serious condition and in the waiting room four people wait to see if he will live or die. Each of them has a damned good reason for wanting him dead. The idea behind it is brilliant, the synopsis captured me from the start as this was a book I wanted to read. Through the book we learn why they want him dead. I think it's safe to say this is the first bad guy in a book I wished dead too. Normally when I read dark books there's some spark there that just maybe the bad guy could be redeemed. There's absolutely no trace of this in Matt. He's vulgar, cruel, vicious and evil. And that's probably being generous. Two of the characters suffer abuse at his hands, and it's hard to read, but they are strong, well written characters who have an inner strength that eventually wins out.I pushed through the scenes that upset me, (you could always skip a few pages) because the story itself had me gripped. I needed to see this through. The last few chapters of the book were excellent, the pace of the book increasing the nearer you get to the incident that results in the hospital scene at the start. You could feel the tension building as you turned each page. Each person has a reason for wanting him dead, and in some ways it's almost farcical how Matt seems to evade it. It would make a brilliant movie in that respect.The final few chapters were excellent, and I'll admit the ending caught me by surprise, I hadn't expected it to go quite so far, but what a delicious twist. It's not a cliffhanger, it's got a great ending, and if you can handle the detail it's a really good read.I'll be honest, a lot of readers will not like some of the scenes. Just remember that it's written to educate, not titillate. You can skim past those bits, and it's worth doing. It's a story I've not read before, it's fresh and original and will leave you at the end with a feeling of 'wow, that was an experience'.

  • Bloggers From Down Under
    2019-02-25 05:27

    Four people.Ellen. Dean. Veronique. Nico. Binded together. They will be forever changed. They will be forever damaged.But they have one thing in common. One goal. One need. One desire.To seek revenge on the one man who has destroyed each and every one of them.They want to murder Matt.Matt. A monster. A psychopath. A deranged maniac. He hurts people for fun. He seeks enjoyment from it. He loves the power. He will never let anyone or anything stand in his way. He will destroy those emotionally, physically and psychologically that get in his path. He will take and take until there is nothing left. He will have it all.This is their story.A story about the lengths a man will take to get what he wants. A story about a monster. A story about how four people will forever be entwined. A story about strength. A story about survival. A story about hope. A story about love.As bloggers/readers every so often we come across a novel that attracts us based purely on the controversy it causes. You see this book is being banned.We believe as avid readers ourselves that each and every single book written should be given a fair chance. It should be given a chance to be read by fellow readers/book lovers.To Murder Matt is definitely not for the light-hearted. It’s content is extremely raw, hard, explicit and quite graphic. And to be honest at times quite disturbing. It covers a number of disturbing topics and taboo subjects.But as a reader we chose to read it, and we absolutely loved it. Yes it was an extremely hard read, but it was written in such detail and depth we simply couldn’t put it down.To remove a novel we believe is taking the rights away from readers who should be given the choice to read or not to read. We are definitely firm believers that every author should be given a fair go in this industry.To Murder Matt…..Is a read for everyone…Absolutely not, but let readers be given the choice to pick it up, not just simply remove it from sale.To Vevica Benoir thank you so very much for giving us such an emotional, hard, raw, gritty and hard read. The subject matter at times we found highly disturbing, but again never once did we feel as though we couldn’t continue on with it.We absolutely loved, loved it.For us a definite 5 star read.

  • Vamp Girl Book Reviews
    2019-03-24 09:49

    I had heard a lot of hype with this book and the darkness drew me and made me buy it! I have read a few 'dark' reads in the past so I thought I actually have a bit of prior experience of these kind of books! BUT NO! I was totally unprepared for exactly how dark it did get and some parts of it made me feel physically sick, I could feel the bile in the back of my throat and STILL I had to read as I was too far gone to leave it unanswered! What an amazing writer to provoke that kind of reaction! The story starts with 5 main characters who are sitting in a hospital waiting room to find out if Matt has survived. The only thing is that every one of them wishes him dead! I actually quite naively couldn't understand why a group of people who hate someone so much and didn't think it was justified, until about 30% in, Yes at that point I HATED that man and it only got worse! Everything that you imagine happened but it was 100 times worse than you first thought! Matt is a very sick, disturbed individual, sadistic in nature who poisoned and ruined everyone around him, he wove a web of pain and suffering which then rippled out to affect friends and family around them. Think NASTY and times it by a billion! He managed to get his wife Ellen sectioned for 6 months to take over her finances and even while she was in a secure clinic his evil sadistic behaviour knew no bounds! His sister has always been scared of him and when he finds she is happily settled down he does the unthinkable! Even at this point I thought it couldn't possibly get worse BUT by hell it did! When Ellen finally got out of the clinic and managed to inform everyone around her of what was happening I was cheering and commending her! That she found the strength to fight against him and take charge of her life and put an end to all the suffering Matt had caused.I really loved the individual stories that explained everybody's side and how they found themselves in Matt's company and how he had totally wrecked their lives! This is a book I wont forget!

  • Jf Vallee
    2019-03-03 02:39

    Viveca Benoir is a great storyteller. This book has hard, controversial, difficult story lines woven into an intelligent dark saga, full of earthy Machiavellian plots - all from Matt. Each one a WTF moment. It's a book that grabs you by the balls and doesn't let you go until the last page. Gripping, interesting, and with infuriating characters sometimes. You won't be able to walk away from this without being changed in some way. It's like being run over by a bulldozer. You know you have read it. You won't forget it either. It's not a book that sits amongst all the other books. It stands alone, daring you to read it. If you get all the way through this book then you should get a survivors badge. "I read To Murder Matt!' Matt is not a nice guy. He uses everyone that is in his way. Men, women, doesn't matter who. If he thinks he can use you he will. Women are just sex objects there for his pleasure. He enjoys toying with them, using them. It's all about him. Possessive and jealous about Veronique to the point of obsession. She's his property. He owns her, every bit of her. He owns every woman he meets, until he discards them. Throws them away without a second glance, like used condoms.Morals? He hasn't even heard of them. He will have sex wherever he can get it, with whomever he is closest to. One scene springs to mind. Hospital bed, nurse, sick wife. A class(less) act. Unforgettable. He's an alley cat. A player. You might say a typical misogynistic guy. A con man. Always thinking about what's in it for him. He shows no feelings, has no remorse. A socio /psychopath of the extreme.Matt is basically a devil going through the lives of those around him. He deserves to be a target.Well written. Not for the light readers or those looking for a soppy happy night time read. You will feel as violated as his victims. This is a roller coaster of twisted darkness of humungous proportions. Enough said.

  • Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
    2019-02-23 07:56

    "had to be the one to murder Matt"Four people drawn together by their mutal connection to one man. Four people who have all suffered immeasurable torment at the hands of a devil disguised as a friend, partner, brother, lover. The outer persona hiding the darker desires of a perverse man that has no boundaries. He commits acts so abhorrent that I totally agreed that he had to die to pay for his sins...Starting with a scene that draws you in we slowly learn how vicious and depraved Matt really is and how his actions have led to the opening situation. His sister has suffered terribly as the object of his obsession and although she attempts to escape him he is determined to own her. His wife is just another victim of his evil charm falling prey to his sharks smile. He tortures her because he can and her downward spiral is painful to read. Matt is a master manipulator toying with people's emotions and is able to worm his way in using their weaknesses. With his veneer of civility they trust him and only realise when it's far too late. I wanted to murder him as his jealously leads him to atrocity an act so cruel that at the moment there was no possible redemption or forgiveness, he sealed his fate with blood on his hands. The emotional response the author evokes is what makes this story a well written dark read. The subject matter is not for the faint hearted as there are terrible acts committed that are in no way consensual and yet Matt has a certain charm. He is like a puzzle that needs to be pulled apart to be put back together again just to see how it all fits together. To Murder Matt is a four star karma is a Bitch read. ~*~ Obsessed by Books copy given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

  • Viveca Benoir
    2019-03-09 02:31

    This book has been rewritten, but is still dark and twisted. Life doesn't always have happy endings and this book deals with some very dark, awful issues. Issues that many people sweep under the carpet and ignore. It deals with taboo subject matter including incest, domestic violence, rape, abuse, and murder. It involved five years of speaking with victims of such crimes, who wanted their stories told in a non sensationalist way. It is a difficult read for some, and it was challenging as a writer to do, without demeaning the subject matter. I hope that I have been able to portray the topics sensitively. A lot of the issues in the story were to highlight that there are people in the world who don't have a silver lining or a good side. Some are nasty people. My characters are people who have suffered at the hands of a horrible person. Matt. I wanted the reader to identify with the characters and understand what would (or could) drive someone to extreme measures to protect themselves. How far would you go, if it were you in these circumstances? Do we really know what we would be capable of?I do not condone violence of any sort, I just write about it to highlight the difficulties that some people face. This is a fictional novel, using research from real people. Try not to judge any ones actions, go along for the ride, skip any pages if it is too challenging for you. But know, that if you can make it through to the end, you may emerge a stronger person yourself.It is very dark, twisted in places, and mentally challenging. It will keep you guessing until the end.

  • Eva Mcfarden
    2019-03-07 05:37

    4 starsThis story tells how 4 characters became murder suspects with the death of Matt. Each one has their own reasons and had their own opportunity to cause Matt's death. But there is really anything the prosecution can do once one little piece of information comes to light. Veronique has been abused by Matt all her life and Matt has taken the most important thing from her, violently, and in front of her. She has never known so much hate.Nico has suffered just as much from Veronique's loss as she has, but also he has lost a part of her as well. The pain and loss of what Matt took from them has pushed him to his limit.Ellen's emotional and physical pain Matt caused her has her on the edge and she will do whatever it takes to get him out of her life and their son's life.Dean has seen enough of the hurt and pain, Matt has caused with the people whom Dean cares about and loves and will stop at nothing to end Matt.All the emotional damage and physical damage Matt has caused, is finally pushed everyone over the edge, but he just can't seem to stop his torment, until one or all of them set him on a course to meet his maker. Matt has a severe problem and can only strike out towards the ones he feels betrayed and used by. This is a very dark read with emotional and physical abuse, that is very disturbing. Matt is a violent, cold and evil person, but why?

  • Hooked On Books
    2019-03-16 02:46

    This story tells how 4 characters became murder suspects with the death of Matt. Each one has their own reasons and had their own opportunity to cause Matt's death. But there is really anything the prosecution can do once one little piece of information comes to light.Veronique has been abused by Matt all her life and Matt has taken the most important thing from her, violently, and in front of her. She has never known so much hate.Nico has suffered just as much from Veronique's loss as she has, but also he has lost a part of her as well. The pain and loss of what Matt took from them has pushed him to his limit.Ellen's emotional and physical pain Matt caused her has her on the edge and she will do whatever it takes to get him out of her life and their son's life.Dean has seen enough of the hurt and pain, Matt has caused with the people whom Dean cares about and loves and will stop at nothing to end Matt.All the emotional damage and physical damage Matt has caused, is finally pushed everyone over the edge, but he just can't seem to stop his torment, until one or all of them set him on a course to meet his maker.Matt has a severe problem and can only strike out towards the ones he feels betrayed and used by. This is a very dark read with emotional and physical abuse, that is very disturbing. Matt is a violent, cold and evil person, but why?

  • Amazeballs Book Addicts
    2019-02-21 07:35

    To Murder Matt was a very interesting read. In the beginning of the story, we find out Matt has been in an accident. Four people are at the hospital for me. Dean, Ellen, Nico, and Veronique all are connected to Matt in some way. Michel Le Sime is the French detective investigating the case. When he speaks in the book his words are written with an accent. It was a little hard to read his speaking parts but it also made it true to his character. He believes one of the four tried to kill Matt.I was trying to guess who tried to kill Matt. At first, I thought wow this is kind of sad that they all want Matt dead. That thought didn't last long. We go back to the beginning of all their stories. As the story unfolds we find out how everyone know Matt. Matt is not a nice guy. He is a very bad person. There was a few scene with him and Veronique that are just awful, they made me want to stop reading but then I want to keep reading to see if he dies and who killed him. To Murder Matt is a dark suspenseful story. It has some sexual abuse and violence. Some of the scenes are tough to read but the story as a whole is well worth reading.A copy was received for a review.

  • Sue
    2019-03-24 08:43

    I heard about this book and this author through a couple of reader friends and was loaned the book as a result of my curiosity. They know I love dark romances and I am not afraid of taboo subject matter.To say this book was dark is an understatement...it is like comparing milk and dark chocolate...milk is just chocolaty enough while dark can sometimes be too dark and bitter.This book was not sexy in my opinion and the romance that was there, was so overshadowed by the horrific abuse (mental, physical and sexual) that I almost became traumatized by the ugly and couldn't appreciate any of the beauty.Matt is probably one of the most despicable characters I have ever read in a book...seriously off his rocker, mentally unstable and without any redeeming qualities whatsoever. He is vicious, unremorseful, disgustingly cruel and a waste of space...I wouldn't even call him human... for he is such a depraved individual that he has no soul.Read this one with caution (I can see why it was censored) and be forewarned those disclaimers are not kidding around. Seriously a portrait of a vile and disgusting man who deserves every attempt at murder by his victims.**** 3.5 **** "Matt deserves to die slowly and painfully" stars

  • Emma
    2019-03-09 03:27

    This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. It covers topics such as rape, murder, incest and abuse in a serious, not sensationalist way. The author being an educator and sensitive also contains contact numbers within her book for anyone affected by such matters. This book starts at a hospital with Matt in critical condition and leads us from the past up to this current point via interweaving the lives of Ellen, Dean, Veronique and Nico via their pov, all who are connected via the charismatic Matt, ex racing driver and currently wealthy playboy. This cunning, handsome and successful man is the devil in disguise whom you learn more about throughout the book. The two women in this book showed such strength and fortitude I was in awe of them and thought their tragedies were handled well. This is a darkly disturbing read, but also shows what truly happens in reality when obsession overwhelms a person, their drive knows no limits or boundaries and that looks can truly be deceiving. The ending was fitting and left you with a little bit of uncertainty, thinking can all events ever be fully forgotten?

  • Emma
    2019-03-16 02:49

    This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. It covers topics such as rape, murder, incest and abuse in a serious, not sensationalist way. The author being an educator and sensitive also contains contact numbers within her book for anyone affected by such matters. This book starts at a hospital with Matt in critical condition and leads us from the past up to this current point via interweaving the lives of Ellen, Dean, Veronique and Nico via their pov, all who are connected via the charismatic Matt, ex racing driver and currently wealthy playboy. This cunning, handsome and successful man is the devil in disguise whom you learn more about throughout the book. The two women in this book showed such strength and fortitude I was in awe of them and thought their tragedies were handled well. This is a darkly disturbing read, but also shows what truly happens in reality when obsession overwhelms a person, their drive knows no limits or boundaries and that looks can truly be deceiving. The ending was fitting and left you with a little bit of uncertainty, thinking can all events ever be fully forgotten?

  • Emma
    2019-03-24 08:30

    This is definitely not a book for the faint of heart. It covers topics such as rape, murder, incest and abuse in a serious, not sensationalist way. The author being an educator and sensitive also contains contact numbers within her book for anyone affected by such matters. This book starts at a hospital with Matt in critical condition and leads us from the past up to this current point via interweaving the lives of Ellen, Dean, Veronique and Nico via their pov, all who are connected via the charismatic Matt, ex racing driver and currently wealthy playboy. This cunning, handsome and successful man is the devil in disguise whom you learn more about throughout the book. The two women in this book showed such strength and fortitude I was in awe of them and thought their tragedies were handled well. This is a darkly disturbing read, but also shows what truly happens in reality when obsession overwhelms a person, their drive knows no limits or boundaries and that looks can truly be deceiving. The ending was fitting and left you with a little bit of uncertainty, thinking can all events ever be fully forgotten?

  • Fee (Ebook Addicts)
    2019-03-20 04:42

    ******edit 7/11********Now I have had time to digest it, I realize just how much I loved (and hated it in a good way lol) it. I think because it was such a taboo subject and not one I had read before it kinda shocked me a little.I am glad that I did persist with it though :) Viveca did a good job with it that's for sure :)*****************This was hard read. It covered really dark storylines - which I realise the author has done in a way to educate. I struggled to read this book and almost gave up at about 30% as I just could not connect with any character, I did persist with it and whilst I didn't enjoy the book it is well worth reading to the end for the twists. The prologue got my interest when Matt is in the hospital and four people are waiting to see if he lives or dies. And after reading it, never have I read a book where I wished someone dead as well. If you don't like subject of rape or (child) abuse, then this is not for you. I am not easily bothered by hard, dark storylines bit this one was slightly hard for me to read for some reason.

  • Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
    2019-03-11 06:43

    I was gifted this book by the author in exchange of an honest review.Well, I firstly have to say, this is not my usual reading material, I didn't know what to expect at first, when I started the book there were so many interlacing characters it was a bit of information to take in at first, but slowly the story starts to flow nicely, there are several characters in this story and I have to applaud the writer for her smooth transitions and individuality of each personality, through the pages each and everyone started to take form and the plot went into a very engrossing mode, every time taking you through each of their lives, lives which are joined in passion, betrayal, deceit, desire and ultimately love, It had me on the edge of my seat!!.The book deals with many sensitive aspects of life, abuse, incest, rape etc, however all are necessary to make it into the book it is, its very well written and if this is Viveca's debut novel I think she will become one of my favourite writers and one to watch!A gripping story, but one I totally recommend. 5stars.

  • 'Q' aka CoCo
    2019-03-22 09:30

    Unique but a bit slow at timesFour different lives completely screwed by one man. Matt is a grade A a$$hole with some sick, twisted desires. There's some difficult to read taboo scenes, so be prepared for that. All four 'victims' have motive and the book tells the story starting with how Matt first met each person and then continuing on to describe each act of betrayal. All four lives become intertwined through Matt and, as the title implies, the true mystery is who actually is responsible for his death.There were a few times the names were switched around (i.e. Dean calling her Veronique when he only knew her as Priscilla), and there were some timeline problems (Matt asking why he hadn't mentioned something in the office a few days ago when really it was that morning) There were also some things that I felt weren't explained. There's a part where Ellen is hearing things (maybe), but we never hear any more about it. This, along with a slow pace, at times, was distracting enough for me to drop a couple stars.

  • Karen Lee
    2019-03-21 07:39

    How can four lives be changed by one person? This book tells the sordid tale of how one retired racecar driving playboy changed four people’s lives with love, lies and deception at every turn. The book begins with a scene in a hospital waiting room. Dean, Ellen, Nico and Veronique are all there to find out is Matt will survive. As the four people reminisce to themselves about how each met Matt, you realize what a sinister person he really is. There are a couple of scenes that are alittle dark and hard to read. The writer helps ease the uneasiness by encouraging the reader to want to figure out if one of them did try to kill him and if the bastard does die in the end.A suspense novel with a villain who seems handsome and sexy at first but is as lethal as a viper in the lives he comes in contact with. Good descriptions of the characters and a different plot I hadn’t read in a while. 3.5 stars