I read the first few chapters of a book a while ago and cannot remember the title or who it was by. All I can remember is that the main character was an empath, she plays guitar at a gig and is very antisocial, whilst playing at a gig she makes everyone feel happy but can't get to one person as the have a 'dark' vibe around them. Once leaving the gig she senses a other darkness and three guys jump and rape her in an alley, she kills them by using the emotions of their previous victims. Afterwards to faints and falls into a strangers arms. Does anyone have any idea what this book is?


This is Queen of Shadows by Dianne Sylvan.

The story is about a guitar-playing empath. There's a scene where the protagonist is raped and then kills the perpetrators using her mind. At the end of the chapter she faints away and is taken into the care of a mysterious stranger.

Shortly after she picked up a guitar, Miranda Grey conquered the Austin music scene with a newfound ability to psychically manipulate her audience’s emotions. But as her powers outgrow her control, her mind is increasingly invaded by haunting secrets and overwhelming sadness. Unable to look anyone in the eye, Miranda is fast approaching the edge of insanity – with no one to catch her fall…

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She stood over them in the now-pouring rain, blood oozing down her thighs, her hands fisted at her sides, and ground her emotions into them like putting out a cigarette in someone’s arm. She made them feel the fear and pain of every woman they’d raped and killed, imagining their last thoughts. The women had mothers, daughters, boyfriends waiting at home who would never see them again. They had hopes and fears and possibilities that Miranda had never had. These pathetic little men had taken all of that away. Their hatred for women had made them bold.

One of them was begging for his life. She stared down at him, and he flinched from her eyes, eyes no one had seen in months. He had a wife, kids. Please. He offered her anything she wanted if she’d just let him go.

She stared, feeling nothing. “No.”

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