Friday, 28 June 2013
Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) - J.A. Redmerski
Cover Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 5 out of 5
From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…
Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where she has been held for the past nine years.
Victor is a cold-blooded assassin who, like Sarai, has known only death and violence since he was a young boy. When Victor arrives at the compound to collect details and payment for a hit, Sarai sees him as her only opportunity for escape. But things don’t go as planned and instead of finding transport back to Tucson, she finds herself free from one dangerous man and caught in the clutches of another.
While on the run, Victor strays from his primal nature as he succumbs to his conscience and resolves to help Sarai. As they grow closer, he finds himself willing to risk everything to keep her alive; even his relationship with his devoted brother and liaison, Niklas, who now like everyone else wants Sarai dead.
As Victor and Sarai slowly build a trust, the differences between them seem to lessen, and an unlikely attraction intensifies. But Victor’s brutal skills and experience may not be enough in the end to save her, as the power she unknowingly holds over him may ultimately be what gets her killed.
This is their story…
(Romantic Suspense | 94,000 words | 400 pages)
Read in a day!!
Brilliant. I think I have a thing for Stockholm Syndrome stories :/
This story was captivating and it deserves all the praise it has received.
It builds a brilliant character foundation with Sarai becoming stronger and yet more vulnerable with every chapter. She even makes me laugh at times.
Redmerski does a great job of leaving things to the imagination and for leaving cliff hangers at the end of a chapter so you have to keep reading.
Victor having his own point of view was perfect and a brilliant little surprise.
I didn't cry until the end, and yet at the leaving sentence I found myself grinning and proud of the outcome.
The name of this book is perfect.
The story although unrealistic held more realism due to the journey it takes.
This is my first read of a Redmerski story and I'll certainly read more.
Book two is needed. Want.