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Empathy [Kindle Edition]

Ker Dukey
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)

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Product Description

Product Description

This is an International Best-selling stand alone NA/ Dark erotic romance novel. Warning this book will mess with your mind. It's a dark, sexy, twisted romance novel. 18+ only

I am a brother
I am a police detective
I am a contract killer
I don’t want to love
I don’t want to feel
I don’t want … EMPATHY.

They say some people are born with decreased activity in the front central lobe causing them a deficiency in empathy. Maybe that’s true about me but whether I was born this way or created in a moment of evil, empathy was something I didn’t possess until her green eyes met mine in the mirror and I couldn’t take her life.
I didn’t want to feel, didn’t want this woman in my life complicating how I lived but she was there at every turn. Sent to haunt me for my sins. Her light so bright she provoked a shadow from everyone she touched. When a job turns bad quickly altering my life forever I’m forced to feel. When nothing is making sense I’m forced to face truths I never would recover from. When life drowns you in its cruelty you don’t know which way the current will drag you or who you’ll become once you re-surface.


I was a daughter
I was a student
I was a victim
Did I have his love?
Did I make him feel?
Did I have his empathy?
When the actions of a soulless killer forces sorrow into my veins I never dreamed the man healing my wounds would be the one to leave the worst scar. His love would scar my soul. Scars are permanent; I will never feel the relief from them. Will I learn to live with them, remember why I have them and learn never to let him close enough to inflict more? Will I eventually cover them… like tattoos coating them with new memories, new love and new starts? I didn’t know these answers because the pain was too suffocating, the only thing I knew was they will always be under the surface lingering. He had scars too, from his sins. There is nothing that can cover them, they were too deep, too ugly, too dark and they marked us both forever

Best-Selling Author Kirsty Moseley -
“A dark, twisted romance with a thrilling hook that keeps you on the edge of your seat”

Best- Selling Author Jane Harvey Berrick -
"Dark, delicious, terrifying and rewarding. A study in horror that kept me up late into the night as I became desperate to find out how on earth this seductive tale of good and evil would end. Amazing."

Eye Candy bookstore-
"Wow what an intense story. You are gripped from beginning to end. I love how Ker evokes all kinds of emotions in one book"

Just another book bitch blog-
“I was a prisoner to the pages of this book, needing and wanting more”

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1289 KB
  • Print Length: 201 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,555 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up so I could live many roles but I learned early on that my mind was too active... I would want to change the script.I would watch films and think of ways they could have improved the story if they took another direction so i thought it best that i tell my own.

My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.

When I'm not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I'm a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister.

You can find me on facebook where i love interacting with my readers.

The Broken:
The Broken was my debut novel. Although The Broken was a darker story, I loved how it explored the strength of a family brought together not from blood, but from a bond so much more powerful. Although these characters were flawed and had been broken by others and circumstance they still loved fiercely. They found the light in each other.

The Broken Parts Of Us:
I originally intended for The Broken, to be a standalone. My readers demanded a second book after I left them with a gasp ending in, The Broken. Jasper, had also become close to my heart as I wrote him and I wanted to give him his story.

My Soul Keeper:
I love all things paranormal and this story spoke to me before The Broken. Although this is a story of good and evil, this book was tame compared to my others. A lot of paranormal runs along the same concept, I wanted this story to be different from everything already out there and I hope I achieved that.

The Beats In Rift:
A lot of people assumed I mixed up Rift with Riff for this title but it is the character that does that and so the male lead is nicknamed Rift. Anyone that knows me knows I have a passion for music... so writing characters with the same passion was bound to happen.

The characters from Empathy began talking to me a long time ago. I let them manifest until I couldn't not write their story. Empathy has always intrigued me. I have a family member that appeared to lack empathy not to the degree of these characters but it's a scary thought, that people around us can be so...empty.

I met D.H Sidebottom through our writing and we quickly became great friends. We tend to share a similar fan base due to our styles of writing. We decided that we should write a novel together for these readers. Dawn is very much like me when it comes to a darker edge to her writing, which meant we pushed the boundaries to see how far each other would go. FaCade is a sexy, dark novel with the best of both of our dark minds.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
By Di
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another 5* read by the extremely talented Ker Dukey. Empathy is a dark story that tells a twisted tale of betrayal and love. This book has so many twists and turns that leaves you wondering WTF happened there ???! As well as a steaming hot male in Blake (Mmmm Blake) .
If you enjoy a dark read that is guaranteed to keep you hooked from the very first page and on the edge of your seat unable to put it down then Empathy is definitely the book for you .
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW just brilliant 27 Aug 2014
By lesley
Format:Kindle Edition
I received this book as a gift for a honest review

I love all of Ker's books and this is no exception. She has upped the ante on this one and I love loved it. It's dark, twisted,gritty steamy and full of suspense,just how I like my books.
When I started reading this I found I could just not put it down and before I realised it,I had finished the whole book in one sitting.
There are lots of unexpected twists and turns throughout and just when you think you have a handle on the story, wham you are back to square one!! And the ending WOW I didn't expect that.
For readers of dark twisted books this is a definite must read, you will not be disappointed.
5** twisted stars from me. Thank you Ker for another spectacular book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER great book from Ker Dukey 11 Oct 2014
By Em
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I love Ker's writing style ,,, I love her books ,,, ALL of them ,,, so of course when this book was released it was a no brainer ,,, a MUST read for me ,,, was it a good book? No ,,, it was freaking awesome ,,, ONCE AGAIN Ker has produced ANOTHER work of art ,,,, LOVED LOVED LOVED it

I won't go into too much detail ,,, I won't be giving no spoilers ,,, but a glimpse of what to expect

We have a good girl a beautiful girl,,, from a good, supportive, happy and wealthy but grounded family ,,, a college girl ,,, recently moved to her college hours away from her home with only a few people that she has formed any type of relationship with ,,, she is however intrigued by a guy in her class he is quiet and cut off from his surroundings ,,, but they are pushed together and a friendship forms ,,, Meet Melody!!!

We have a guy ,,, hot dark and mysterious ,,, he hides his darkness well ,,, he has two lives ,,, one of which bought about by an incident that occurred at a young age ,,, vowing to protect his younger brother at ALL costs ,,, emotions and feelings non existent ,,, shred from him before he even mastered any of them ,,, living life purely for his brother ,,, NEVER wanting love or positives in his life ,,, he is a sinner throughout ,,, he deserves no happiness ,,, meet Blake

Coming from to different warps of life ,,, forced together through horrific circumstances ,,, both feeling things they didn't believe we're possible ,,, providing exactly what the other needs ,,, but the trauma of certain events are between them like a force pulling them apart

ALL events that occur throughout this book are relevant ,,, do not dismiss ANY of them ,,, although this may not make sense at first you'll understand what I mean when you have finished this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 27 Aug 2014
By Chell
Format:Kindle Edition
Empathy is another 5* read from Ker Dukey.

I was gripped from the very beginning, Empathy tells a twisted tale, of lost souls, love and deep betrayal.

Melody, Blake & Ryan are the three main characters that will have you falling in love, screaming, punching and crying with them.

Empathy is a deep, dark story that will leave you breathless wondering what the hell just happened and what it is you've just read !

No spoilers from me ~ If you love a slightly dark, twisted, sexy read that has so many twists & turns you feel like you've been to the fair, then Empathy is a must read for you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 27 Aug 2014
By Char
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Empathy is another amazing 5 star read from Ker Dukey I was hooked from the start it's a twisted story of love and betrayal I don't know how to put this book review into words with out giving to much away it's just WOW as with all Kers books I loved this one it's dark it has some good twists this book was a total mind f**k and at the end I was like what the hell it has blown me away deffo one of my top favs for 2014 A MUST READ FOR ALL KER FANS
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5.0 out of 5 stars 5***** For EMPATHY and Ker Dukey! 27 Aug 2014
By Dyoz
Format:Kindle Edition
I count my lucky stars that I was fortunate enough to read Empathy, I am a huge fan of Ker Dukey's books and after reading Empathy I can add it to my "Best book I ever read" List. It's PHENOMENAL!
I have no clue how to even describe this twisted suspenseful gripping book. It is an amazing story and I loved every minute of reading it. It is so well written that it is captivating and vividly depicted. The story is told in the Point of view of the three main characters, Blake(the detective/Ryan's older brother), Melody(college student/Ryan's friend)and Ryan(Blake's baby brother) and as their story unfolds be prepared for an emotional intense and unexpected story line.
This is a" MUST READ" for anyone who loves to read a dark romance that is raw emotional powerful and nail biting. I wish I could express more of why I loved this story, but it is impossible without giving away spoilers, all I can say you will be adding Empathy to your "BEST BOOK I EVER READ" List too!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 5 star read! 27 Aug 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Oh wow!

I don't know where to start with this book,it is just fantastic.

I am a huge Ker Dukey fan and I knew before I started this book would be great but she blew me away.

The story is so captivating and I could not put down my kindle.

From the first page I didn't even move until I had devoured every bit of this brilliant story.

I can't really say much because I don't want to spoil it but when I finished I wanted to shout for everyone I know to read it,it's definitely going to be a book I will read again and again.

Highly recommend this and it is worth so much more than 5 stars!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow don't think about it one click..
Wow just stunned I loved this dark story I haven't read anything like it..The storyline is dark but so good and so gripping it will take you on an emotional journey and you... Read more
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Well Ker has done it again with this one, she has produced another fantastically written book that keeps you on your toes and the pages turning from the very start. Read more
Published 4 days ago by lynz sabin
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing with a great twist you won't see coming
This book is amazing with a great twist you won't see coming. I was drawn in from the first page of this book and although I don't normally go for darker reads, I really enjoyed... Read more
Published 5 days ago by Amanda Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars Great story, and well worth 5 stars
Great Read. I loved this one. The events and characters draw you in and keep you hooked to the end.
Ryan's going to come back .. I can feel it.
Published 8 days ago by js392
5.0 out of 5 stars You have to read this!!!
OMG I loved this book. I was prisoned from the first page. Dark and sometimes sole destroying but will not let you put the book down!! Ker's best work to date I think!!
Published 9 days ago by Donna82
4.0 out of 5 stars Includes one of the best endings. You don't want to miss this.
I certainly love my dark books so it wasn't much of a shock that this was BRILLIANT.
It was dark, twisted and erotic and voila! Read more
Published 11 days ago by A
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted but brilliant!
Whilst reading this I couldn't see how it could work out well in the end! Brilliant and original story loved it!!!!!!
Published 13 days ago by Liz
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent story
The only criticism I have is that the H was a police detective who was never at work, needed to be more realistic.
Published 14 days ago by michelle stevenson
4.0 out of 5 stars A good story :)
Four and a half stars from me. The reason I didn't give the book 5 stars (like the majority of readers) is because, if I am honest, this book took me back to sitting in my English... Read more
Published 14 days ago by Charlee Bravo
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 ★★★★★ Must Read!!!
Wow!!! My review certainly won't do this justice!! I loved it it had me hooked right from the start a few twists along the way, it had me on the edge it still has me on the edge... Read more
Published 16 days ago by j knox
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