Thursday, May 19, 2016

Behind the Hands That Kill (In the Company of Killers #6) by J.A. Redmerski [Review]

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.

#1 - KILLING SARAI - > Victor and Sarai’s Story
#2 - REVIVING IZABEL – > Continues Victor and Sarai’s Story
#3 - THE SWAN & THE JACKAL - > Fredrik and Cassia’s Story. Fredrik is the torturer, he can break anyone except for his wife. 
#4 - SEEDS OF INIQUITY - > Victor, Sarai, Fredrik, Nikolas, Nora story. This is mainly Victor and Sari’s, but there are equal parts of the other characters, it also introduces Nora.
#5 - THE BLACK WOLF - > Nikolas’ story
#6 BEHIND THE HANDS THAT KILL - > Victor and Sarai's story

I love this series like crazy mad. EACH book I get is so unexpected and so different. I don’t know how J.A. Redmerski  does it. And she’s so sneaky too with her release dates. Ahhhh all good things come to those who wait.

Behind the Hands that Kill is the 6th book In the Company of Killers series. I’ve been waiting for this book since book two. This is Victor’s story and we get into the gritty and messy part.
This book is not an easy read and it’s exactly why I loved it. Victor has always been one of my top memorable and favorite heroes. He’s the true tortured soul that I’m just dying to open. Gah, we finally get it, all of Victor’s complicated past.

A lot of build up from the previous books kind of all comes together in this one. I REALLY liked that. We get a better understanding why Victor did what he did in the previous books. We know that Victor struggles with his feelings towards Izabel. He doesn’t struggle for his love for her, but how he, the great assassin killer can love.

My heart ached for Victor in this read and many times I cried. Every time we get a glimpse of the man he was, what he’s become and what he plans to do, I was on pins and needles throughout the whole book. I was cringing on his past and future actions. I had no idea where the story would take me and I was reading like a demon to figure it out.

The story goes from past to present throughout the book. In the past we get Victor’s history and what’s he’s done and his current reflections on this. All of his past actions are crazy let me tell you and you will think of him in a different light. Good or bad, I don’t know, but it’s just different.

What I love most about this series is the love Victor and Izabel have for each other. There is never a question of if they love each other, but if it will work out. There are so many underlying
complications between them it will make your head spin and it makes for a REALLY good read.

I love how much Izabel tries so hard to understand Victor.  The relationship is tested throughout the entire book and I’ll say it again, I couldn’t get enough of it.

I love every book in this series for what it gives me. I feel like I get special glimpses towards each character and I love how each book relates to each other. You will not be disappointed with this book. It will break your heart, make your heart cringe, but leave you with a nice ache

In the Company of Killer SERIES

Killing Sarai #1 REVIEW (AUDIO) |  AMAZON
Reviving Izabel #2 REVIEW | AMAZON
The Swan & the Jackal #3 REVIEW | AMAZON
Seeds of Iniquity # 4 REVIEW | AMAZON
The Black Wolf #5 AMAZON | REVIEW
Behind the Hands that Kill #6 AMAZON 
The Edge of Never Series

The Edge of Never #1 REVIEW | AMAZON
The Edge of Always #2 REVIEWAMAZON


J.A. Redmerski, New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of THE EDGE OF NEVER lives in North Little Rock, Arkansas with her three children and a Maltese. She is a lover of television and books that push boundaries and is a huge fan of AMC’s The Walking Dead.


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