Review: Hurt Bank by Sea Caummisar

Welcome to the Hurt Bank! The only show on television where we put money in your bank when you hurt yourself!

This is the third book of the Deadly Reality TV Series. It can be read as a standalone, but is better when read as a series.

Damon Dahmer has created another reality pain show. He is always full of painful ideas for his contestants!

Meanwhile, Damon finds his estranged girlfriend, Destiny.

Damon is busy juggling his appearances on a dark web show and his personal life. After learning that he will soon be a father, Damon tries to control his inner demons, unsuccessfully.

This book is intended for mature audiences. 18+. Warning: Not for the faint of heart. There are plenty of bloody gore scenes in this book.

Hurt Bank by Sea Caummisar. Book #3 in the Deadly Reality Tv series. Published May 2019, 155 pages. I was giving this book for free from the author in exchange for honest feedback and review. Triggers: self mutilation, rape.

I had a blast reading Hurt Bank. It ended up being my favorite book in the series so far. Damon was thrown for a couple of loops and it was great to see the powerful man feeling a little lost, confused, and struggling to get back on top. We actually see a lot of growth from Damon. He struggles with being a caring human being and controlling his dark inner demons. Watching Damon struggle set up interesting dynamics within the series and it will be interesting to see where this leads him from here. It also made for some great suspense – who will find out what he is doing? Is Damon going to get caught? Is Damon going to go to jail, get killed, quit the pain game? That added element of danger to Damon in Hurt Bank made for a very compelling story. In the previous two books, it didn’t really feel like Damon was going to get in trouble for anything, and that wasn’t quite as much fun.

Just like in the second book of the series, Pain for Gain, the actual tv show part of the plot felt a little bit more tame when compared the the reality show from book number one, Easy Money. In fact, Hurt Bank dealt much more with Damon on a personal level instead of Damon the boss. The show was still a big part of plot, and there was added drama and tension because Damon and Mary’s jobs were on the line, but over all, there was not as much focus on the tv show that Damon had created.

Adding to some of the focus being taken away from the tv show, we were introduced to a dark web show that a masked Damon performed on in front of a live online audience. I don’t want to say too much about the dark web show because I don’t want to spoil it for anyone… but I really loved the whole plot involving the web show. I thought it was a clever twist that had Damon struggling to wrap his head around. It was a little bit predictable about Mr. Cyber, but I didn’t mind… it added to the anticipation of waiting to see what Damon was going to do when he found out. Hurt Bank left us with a bunch of questions about this dark web show and who is behind it. I’m dying to find out myself!

The errors and typeos that dragged the pacing down last time are gone for this outing and the flow felt much better because of the improvement. I was happy to see that the editing on Hurt Bank was much tighter.

I really enjoyed this novella. Very entertaining and left me wanting more. I can’t wait to see what happens in the 4th and final book of the series.

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