Review: Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski

Posted August 24, 2014 by Lucy in Review / 0 Comments

Review: Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski
Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers, #1)
By: J.A. Redmerski


One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

Genres: Mystery-Thriller-Suspense

Series: In the Company of Killers #1
Published on February 1st 2015
Published by Suma de Letras
Pages: 256
Format: Kindle
Goodreads
Amazon

Sarai sempre quis ser livre — e agora não consegue deixá-lo.
Sarai era uma típica adolescente americana: tinha o sonho de terminar o ensino médio e conseguir uma bolsa em alguma universidade. Mas com apenas 14 anos foi levada pela mãe para viver no México, ao lado de Javier, um poderoso traficante de drogas e mulheres. Ele se apaixonou pela garota e, desde a morte da mãe dela, a mantém em cativeiro.
Apesar de não sofrer maus-tratos, Sarai convive com meninas que não têm a mesma sorte. Depois de nove anos trancada ali, no meio do deserto, ela praticamente esqueceu como é ter uma vida normal, mas nunca desistiu da ideia de escapar.
Victor é um assassino de aluguel que, como Sarai, conviveu com morte e violência desde novo: foi treinado para matar a sangue frio. Quando ele chega à fortaleza para negociar um serviço, a jovem o vê como sua única oportunidade de fugir. Mas Victor é diferente dos outros homens que Sarai conheceu; parece inútil tentar ameaçá-lo ou seduzi-lo.
Em A morte de Sarai, primeiro volume da série Na Companhia de Assassinos, quando as circunstâncias tomam um rumo inesperado, os dois são obrigados a questionar tudo em que pensavam acreditar. Dedicado a ajudar a garota a recuperar sua liberdade, Victor se descobre disposto a arriscar tudo para salvá-la. E Sarai não entende por que sua vontade de ser livre de repente dá lugar ao desejo de se prender àquele homem misterioso para sempre.

Sarai didn’t survived nine-years as favorable of a drug lord by chance, she is cunning, intelligent, and a master of manipulation.  But she is also full of anger.  Sometime I think Sarai’s character can be somewhat contradicted.  She doesn’t feel fear, but she feel plenty of guilt.  She thinks everything awful happens because of her.  Sarai’s character is kind of unpredictable, she is like a ticking bomb, not even herself know what her next trigger would be.

Victor is the opposite of Sarai, he is cold and calculated.  He is like a mystery, you never know what he is plotting and thinking.  But Sarai changed him somehow, she makes him start feeling a little.

I like the fact there is no innocent party here, one is a trained assassin since he is young, and one turned to be a master of manipulator because of her circumstance.

This book is dark and not at all pretty.  It gets bloody and really ugly, but never too graphic that would make you uncomfortable.  It has very little romance, and the sexy time was pretty mild, but there is plenty of suspense that will keep you interested.  The plot will keep you guessing and wondering what will happen next.

This book is written in both Sarai and Victor’s POV; although I am not usually a fan of dual or multiple POVs, in this case I thought it worked out pretty well.  I enjoyed reading from both perspectives, I especially like to get in Victor’s head, reading his thoughts and see the world through his eyes.

I love that this book is not at all predicable, I thought the story was engaging and the  characters are interesting.  While reading this book, I kept thinking if this is a movie, I would definitely go see it.  It is well-paced, exciting and action packing.

I have always wanted to read a book that’s about an assassin, and I am glad this book works out for me.  I think now I need to search more of the books about assassin to read.


Twitter| Goodreads| Subscribe by Email

Tags: ,

Leave a Reply

avatar

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

  Subscribe  
Notify of