Seeds of Iniquity
Title: Seeds of Iniquity
Series: In The Company of Killers #4
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publication Date: September 29th 2014
Genre: Adult, Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Romance
Rating: 5 Stars
Victor Faust’s new Order is growing. Business is good as there is no rest for the wicked in an underground world of hardcore criminals and contract killing. Relationships among the operatives have changed little over the past year—but things are about to change now, and all six high-ranking members of the new Order will be blindsided by an unlikely enemy.
Loved ones whose only ties to Victor’s organization are their relationships with its members, are abducted. The price to get them back safely—the six must confess their deepest, darkest secret to this mysterious young woman named Nora, who is as deadly as she is beautiful, and who seems to know more about each of them than they know about each other. And although no one has any clue about who Nora really is, it becomes clear that she also isn’t who she appears to be.
So much more is at stake than secrets and the lives of innocent loved ones; with each member that Nora forces to confess, the truth about their dark pasts and their present objectives will cast suspicion, pit some against each other, and may tear others apart.
Before the game is over everyone will know who this woman is and why she is here, but the damage she will leave in her wake could be the beginning of the new Order’s destruction.
Whose dark secret will be the darkest of all? And can Victor’s Order survive any of them?
| GOODREADS |
This book was just...everything.
It was absolutely perfect in every sense and I have to say, this was probably my favourite out of all of the previous three. Every single one of these books has wrenched and played with my heart, but Seeds of Iniquity was that final heartbreaker.
Don't get me wrong, there wasn't anything in here that made me sob and ache in heartbreak. It was more like Redmerski's writing that almost bought me to the edge just thinking about this book. Her writing was perfectly beautiful, so exquisitely developed, in her story line and characters. To be honest, if I could describe this book in two words, it would be: messed-up. The whole book was completely messed-up in the sense that it was just so psychologically draining.
In Seeds of Iniquity, we get to meet Nora, a stunning and deadly blonde who has everyone on her lack of a fingertip (if you've read this book, you'll know what I mean). To be honest, most villains are made to be hated, but in this book, I couldn't help but hate to love her. While reading, I felt so intimidated by her, but I also couldn't help but feel proud of her. She has this personality that I love. Strong, independent, and very very deadly. She knows how to fight, and the first time we get to meet her, I was just reading that chapter with my mouth open. She is. Awesome. Not only that, but she is also very sexy. And combine that with a very messed-up talent of manipulation, she makes the best kind of assassin. I hated her a lot of the time, for what she made everyone go through, but I couldn't help but love her either. To be honest, I'm quite happy with her resolution.
The comparison made between Nora and Izabel in this book was enough to make my heart crack. It hurt to see what Nora made Izabel go through, and if I wasn't on the bus at 6AM while reading that scene, I would've been tearing up (but I didn't for the fear of ruining my makeup XD sad, I know). Izabel has actually taken a step further in this book, and despite all of the doubts her and Victor threw at each other, I still love their relationship. It was just so much more than I asked for, and I love every single second of it.
The pure story line of this book was enough to mess with my head. Through the interrogation of Nora to her interrogating everyone, the flip of roles just messes with my head so much I didn't know which way was up anymore. This book was much more psychological than the rest, and I love it. Sick, dark, gritty and messed up psychological thrillers are always on my dinner plate, and I'm so glad to see it in this book because it just bumped up that goodreads 5 stars to the equivalent of the number of stars in the Milky Way. This book explored so much more than just pure killing and assassinations. It went through the impact of emotion baiting, the pure fact of accepting, and the shame of remembering your past.
"Oh, it’s not a threat,” I cut in. I point my finger at her. “You don’t fuck with somebody’s loved ones; innocent people who never asked to be related to, or involved with someone not-so-innocent like the rest of us. Only cowards shoot somebody from behind. If you wanted something from one of us, then you should’ve called that person out from the start and dealt with it head-on.”
It was excruciatingly beautiful.
Seeds of Iniquity, I have to say, I love most so far in the series, but the gradual build-up of the story into this book was perfect. If you have not started reading this series, you need to. Because you will not regret it. Ever.
J.A. Redmerski, I hope you know, this series will be the death of me.
J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIREFLIES and THE MOMENT OF LETTING GO. Her works have so far been translated into twenty languages. THE EDGE OF NEVER made it to #2 on the New York Times bestseller eBook list, and remained on the #1 spot on Amazon for two straight weeks. THE EDGE OF ALWAYS also made the New York Times bestseller list.
Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. The Portuguese rights to her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, have already been picked up by one of Brazil's largest publishers.
Jessica is a lover of film, television and books that push boundaries; and she's a sucker for long, sweeping, epic love stories. Things on Jessica's wish list are to conquer her long list of ridiculous fears, find a shirt she actually likes, and travel the world with a backpack and a partner-in-crime.