Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
Series: In the Company of Killers #1
Published by Self-published on January 19, 2014
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From New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author J.A. Redmerski, comes a dangerous and boundary-pushing new crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers.
#1 - KILLING SARAI
#2 - REVIVING IZABEL
#3 - THE SWAN & THE JACKAL
#4 - SEEDS OF INIQUITY
#5 - THE BLACK WOLF
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…
I was looking at the books I still have To Be Read, and thinking (procrastinating) what to read next, when Killing Sarai came up as a book suggestion on Goodreads and I thought, why not? Interesting story. I thought Sarai’s desperate attempt to escape the Cartel was brave bordering on suicidal and any chance of a happy ever after was going to be highly unlikely. Even when Victor was on the scene, my hopes were far from raised.
Victor is a hard man and not the saviour Sarai desperately needs. She becomes his pawn in a dangerous world where life is cheap. Sarai has been Javier’s guest for some time and when she sees the opportunity to escape Javier she goes for it. Beyond leaving, there are no set plans for what’s next.
Constantly looking over her shoulder, listening intently to all around her she does her best to get through each moment. Javier continues to play mind games with her as she is torn between her safety and whether it is worth the price she is paying. Victor is in her head as well and then he’s not, he’s a hard one to crack and Sarai has no idea as to what he plans to do.
Although I didn’t find the writing fast paced, there was plenty of action and not knowing whether Sarai would fare well or not kept me turning pages. Looks like I’ve found myself another series to follow. Noticed that the complete series is available on Amazon as a boxed set, so check that out as well if you’re interested.
Lily’s rating: 4 stars
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