In the Company of Killers #1
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.
How often do you read a book that is completely unstoppable? You can’t put it down. I mean you CAN’T. You have to keep reading. You must know what is going to happen next. You are completely addicted to the strange world the book has trapped you in. Well this book captured me and didn’t let go until the last page.
Killing Sarai is everything a book should be. It tested the limits of everything proper and right in penning a novel. Brilliant from beginning to end. Excitement and passion course through the pages. The story is complex and heartbreaking.
Sarai is definitely on my list of favorite heroines. She faced adversity that should have broken her, but she was so strong willed, I had to respect her. Talk about not going quietly into the night… Wow.
The story starts with a scary situation that leads to a lot of action. There are some truly frightening moments in this book. I found the evolution of the characters fascinating as they continued to fight and struggle. They went from fighting adjacent to one another to fighting together. It was not an insta love with these two. They have a complicated relationship that was only beginning when the book ended.
And frankly, I loved the ending. When I read the last page my first thought was, “NOOOOOOOO!” Then I quickly accessed Amazon so I could buy the next book.
4 stars and pair it with shots of your favorite tequila.