Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Killing Sarai, by J.A. Redmerski

4.7 out of 5 stars

Sarai was brought to Mexico as a young 14 year old girl, by her drug addict mother, to live with powerful and dangerous Mexican drug lord, Javier Ruiz. After 9 long years in bondage as a sex-slave to this horrible man, Sarai finally spots a chance to escape.

Secretly she watches a meeeting between Javier and an unknown American, something she hasn't seen in 9 years.  Every instinct she posses tells her she can trust this stranger even though he is a dangerous assassin.  Upon her escape from Javier's compound, Sarai begins to question her instincts completely as it appears the American, Victor, is just as ruthless as Javier and may not be the savior she so desperately needs. Still for some reason, even with all her doubt, she places all her trust in him because inevitabely he makes her feel safe.

Victor, much like Sarai, has seen violence and death since he was a young boy.  He trusts no one and never allows himself to beome emotionally involved whether it be with his jobs or with people.  His detachment is what keeps him alive.  So what happens when he breaks his own rules to help Sarai?  This is a story about two people who've witnessed so much in their young lives that they've become numb to danger.  Will this growing connection get them killed or will they help one another stay alive?

Victor and Sarai's story is unlike anything I've ever read before and it addresses serious issues.  Their emotional connection isn't instant but it is slowly blossoming into what I think will be a force to be reckoned with.  Whether or not either one of them wants to admit it they need each other.  They make each other better.  Be warned though is is not your typical romance novel.  It's a thriller jam packed full of suspense with a side dose of romance.

This fantastic book keeps you on the edge of your seat and you will have trouble doing anything other than reading until the last page. And then once it's over you will want more. Thank God there is going to be a sequel.

J.A. Redmerski is an unbelievable author, I highly recommend all her books. As an added bonus, the first chapter off The Edge of Always has also been included, but read The Edge of Never, its prequel before hand. It is one of our most loved 5 star reads!!

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