My Beautiful Suicide

Fiction - Thriller - General
310 Pages
Reviewed on 01/16/2014
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Author Biography

I was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Family life was rough with a religious mother and a short-tempered, alcoholic father. My escape was reading and music. I think I was the only kid with my nose in a book during the Air Force Academy football games.

As a teen I was an 80's new waver with black shaved hair, a pale face and bright red lipstick. I was very self destructive and always got into trouble. Needing a change I followed my father's footsteps and joined the Air Force.

During my four year enlistment I was stationed at Nellis AFB in Las Vegas, Nevada where I met my wonderful husband. We both got out of the military and moved to Southern Indiana, on the outskirts of Louisville, Kentucky. I have two teenage boys whom I try to embarrass but have yet to succeed, they have great senses of humor.

I wrote my first novel over ten years ago and was on the verge of having it published when, sadly, my publisher passed away. I shelved my books for a few years to work on our family business. Now I'm back to writing and have decided my fate is in my own hands. And since I hate being told what to do I am self-publishing.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Carrie-Jane White for Readers' Favorite

My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve tells the story of Cosette Hugo. Cosette is unhappy; she has every reason to be. Her brother, Victor, has died, her parents are divorced, and she runs the gauntlet of the school bully each day. But she survives. Until a serial killer strikes in the community and she becomes a vigilante. Her view of life changes for the worse. Then, she begins to plan her own suicide.

My Beautiful Suicide by Atty Eve is the first book for a long time that has sparked an overwhelming surge of emotions in me. I could truly relate to Cosette's suffering at the hands of Hilda, her enemy at school. The hate, the humiliation, the frustration, and the fear. But, then I started to feel frustrated by Cosette. She has friends who are connected to Hilda and she has her mother, and yet help doesn't seem to be forthcoming. Then, the attack on Hilda occurs by the serial killer(s). Cosette becomes a vigilante. Why? I couldn't understand the reasoning behind her decision.

Throughout my reading of My Beautiful Suicide, I experienced a roller-coaster of emotions, amongst them confusion and incredulity. I have to say it did leave a lasting impression on me for a few days after. It was this fact alone that convinced me to up my rating. I'm now left with two points that I feel I must disclose: Atty Eve is an author to watch for, and suicide is not selfish, but it is not beautiful either.