‘Madness Lies Beneath The Surface’ By Nikodemus Blackwood

After leaving the loner life for as long as she can remember, Arcadia Daskok thought she found a stable healthy relationship with her boyfriend Ivan Corvin. But after a series of unforeseen tragedies, she has noticed a different side begin to emerge in him.

Something dark.

Something sinister

Desperate for answers, Arcadia begins to delve back into her love’s history, but what she finds leaves her with one burning realization.

Something evil is lurking inside the mind of Ivan.

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