Saturday, May 14, 2016

REVIEW: Behind The Hands That Kill by J.A. Redmerski (In The Company of Killers #6)

Behind The Hands That Kill

Title: Behind The Hands That Kill
Series: In The Company of Killers #6
Author: J.A. Redmerski
Publication Date: May 7th 2016
Genre: Adult, Crime, Thriller, Suspense, Romance, Dark
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Even professional killers need vacations, but for Victor Faust, his vacation in Venezuela is about more than relaxation and time alone with Izabel Seyfried. It is a chance for him to come clean to Izabel: to tell her the truth about why he sent her to Italy with his brother, the truth behind his interest in Nora Kessler, and about his knowledge of Izabel’s child with her former captor. But before Victor can spill his soul, reality proves that for some killers, vacations are just pipe-dreams.
Attacked and kidnapped, Izabel finds herself stuffed in a suitcase, while Victor later wakes up imprisoned in a cage. In any other situation, Victor would find a way out and save himself and the woman he loves—but not this time. When the identities of their kidnappers are revealed, Victor loses all hope, and begins the mental process of accepting his and Izabel’s last moments together. And Izabel’s final moments of life.
As if his circumstances are not complicated enough, members of Vonnegut’s Order are finally closing in on Victor. And when they do, he comes face-to-face with someone else he once knew and loved, who could either help him, or make a grave situation much worse. Victor’s past has finally caught up with him: the women he has cared for, loved, and killed; the families he has destroyed; the unforgivable crimes he has committed. And now he must face the consequences, and pay the ultimate price for absolution.
But when it is all over, Victor may not have the strength to pick up what is left and move on. Because the event changes him. Because love changed him. And because, unlike before when he thought it is was for the best, he cannot imagine a life without Izabel in it.

My Review

Oh my dear lord, this book was amazing.

After waiting days after weeks after months for this book, it finally came out of nowhere with the cover, the synopsis and the story itself. Throughout the whole series, we got books from Izabel, Fredrik and Niklas' story, so it wasn't surprising when the day finally came for Victor's own story, and goddamn the story went deeper than I ever imagined!

Book 6 in the series was more emotional than all of the previous books because it went in deep with Victor and Izabel's relationship and their past. I was only a bit disappointed in the lack of blood and action, but the development and the disclosure of secrets that lay under Victor and Izabel's past just took over everything. After being kidnapped and brought under an inescapable situation, Victor and Izabel finds themselves facing the most difficult boundary of their relationship. Secrets are getting released and old lovers are climbing out from forgotten graves. Everything just went up a notch in Behind The Hands That Kill.

To be honest, I was quite surprised to see the weak side of Victor in this book. After five whole books, we get to see this messed-up, scary as f*ck assassin who can kill before you can blink, but in this one, it felt as if that image was stripped and is replaced with the real Victor Faust. I loved seeing this side of him. Having him stripped of his title and seeing how affected by Izabel he really is was absolutely insane. It really was so crazy to see him this way and it totally rebuilt my love for him from the ground up. Izabel was actually awesome in this book. She grew massive guts by the end of the story and the meeting? Daaamn, girl.

The story itself was actually pretty stirring. I almost cried once in this book because the scene was just too heart-breaking. We also got to meet new characters who are seriously messed-up in the head that it made me question their sanity half the time. It was just crazy.

I really can't say much about this book without giving spoilers, which I don't really want to do, but goddamn there was one part in this book that nearly tore my guts out. When I hit that 51% mark? I nearly had a freaking heart attack. That wasn't funny, Ms. Redmerski. It's going to be your fault when you have a reader fall to her knees with heart problems because you shocked her too much.

Like I said, although there wasn't much action like the previous books, the story was still thrilling and suspenseful with plot twists at every turn! I enjoyed it so so much! And guess what's even better? Ms. Redmerski put excerpts for the next four books at the end and goddamn, I am dying! The title for the seventh book is released and I am just in love with it already! Spiders In The Grove with no release date *cries*.

I seriously cannot wait to read the next book, and now I am going to start counting the days until its release date.

P.S. I made a little edit for my favourite quote in this book :)

About The Author

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.

No comments:

Post a Comment


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...