Lissa's Review: Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1) by J.A. Redmerski
Publisher: Audible Studios
Narrators: Kate Reinders & Stephen Bel Davies
Released: January 20, 2014
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense
Length: 9 hours and 47 minutes
Format: eBook, Paperback, Audio
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…
Five (4.5) Boundless Stars
Killing Sarai, is this super intense, thrilling, read. I’m a fan of Redmerski and have read a few of her books. It was really mind-blowing.
Sarai has been held captive for most of her life. In the company of a man that is in a sense brutal, holds this power that controls her every move. But as luck would have it, she decided on impulse to escape. She didn’t know if she would live or die but hoped Victor would help her. But Victor isn’t just some normal American. He’s part of an Order, where he’s the killer.
The narration, had put me off a bit. Probably because I had just got done listening to the same narrator for the last couple books. They ended up really growing on me. Kate really had that innocence in her, that was necessary to portray Sarai. Sarai still had an innocence about her, even though she had been used for years. Almost as if she was Javier’s sex slave.
This was really different, from the normal genre I usually read. But it was really done fantastic and there hasn’t been a book Redmerski has written, that I haven’t loved or enjoyed.
Overall, I give this Five (4.5) Boundless Stars