Book Review: Behind the Hands that Kill by JA Redmerski

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Title: Behind the Hands that Kill (In the Company of Killers #6)
Author: JA Redmerski
Reviewer: Grace
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 204 pages
Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis

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.

Grace Review

Heartbreaking and heart racing.  This book had me at the edge of my seat, begging for answers, yet stressed over hearing those answers.  This book should come with a warning to keep lots of alcohol on standby.

If I was worried about book 5, I was downright terrified about book 6.  This book is everything I feared back in book 5, see my review, and now have to face.  I was warned it would be hard, and I tried to prepare.  But there is no way to prepare for Victor’s truths.  We finally get inside Victor’s head.  And it’s a scary place to be.  This guy doesn’t think like a normal guy.

What was supposed to be a sweet vacation for Victor and Izabel, becomes anything but. What’s worse is that he isn’t able to tell her his truths on his own terms.  And that makes it hurt all the more.

And I know the more he talks, the less I’ll be able to forgive.

I felt so bad for Izabel in this story.  She literally goes thru hell.
I wanted to hug her.
I wanted to cry with her.
I wanted to give her a high five. . . . no really.  She is so unbelievable strong in this book.  Giving into fate.  Forgiving Victor.  *sobs*  It really hurt as he revealed his true intentions.

This book felt like an emotional cleansing.
It hurts.
It stays with you.
And eventually with time, comes the recovery.

I was surprised at the direction this story took and how the whole experience changed Victor.  A guy who was determined not to change.  Perspective gives him reason.

I felt in my heart something that no true assassin is ever permitted to feel – regret.

“It’s usually unimaginable pain and hardship,” I go on, “that ultimately makes us see who we really are, who we are meant to be, who we’ve always been deep inside . . .”

I can’t reveal where this story leads, but I can tell you there are enough new characters and subplots, that this series can easily go on for many more books.  WOOHOO!!!  And we get a glimpse into what those books may be at the end of this one.

Like the rest of this series, this book is perfection.  Each book seems to get better and better, so if you are a fan of this series and these Killers, you won’t be disappointed.  But therapy may be needed.

– Grace

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READING ORDER AND PURCHASE LINKS:

#1 – KILLING SARAI
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#2 – REVIVING IZABEL
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#3 – THE SWAN & THE JACKAL
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#4 – SEEDS OF INIQUITY
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#5 – THE BLACK WOLF
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#6 – BEHIND THE HANDS THAT KILL
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