Format: ebook, paperback
Series: book 4 of In the Company of Killers series
Rating: 18+ for language, sexual content, dark themes, sensual scenes
In the fourth book of the series, we meet up with Victor and the rest of his order as they try and figure out a woman named Nora who comes with them with a game that they have no choice to play. The fact that the game involves the members giving up their darkest secrets, only bad things can come of this as each one of the members are challenged in ways they haven’t been before.
The story is a little bit different than the others as instead of being on the offense, the order is on the defense. A woman named Nora kidnaps people that they love (or their weaknesses) and forces their hand. She is manipulating and controlling and her lack of care about her life is a little unnerving. Many times she is considered the female Victor and it’s easy to see that. She will stop at nothing to finish the mission even if it means her life.
The premise is very interesting because we get to see the dark secrets that all the characters have been holding. With each person that comes up, the secrets get better and better and it makes you see the characters in a whole new light. It was very interesting how each secret pretty much set up the next person and how some of the secrets were intertwined with the rest of the story and the next story. It’s going to be interesting to see where it goes from here.
Izabel was one of my favorite characters up until this book. She seems very whiny and needy as many times she shows that she is not fit to be on her own like she desperately wants. I had been rooting for her to make a name for herself amongst the group, but in this one I sided with Victor about her not being ready to be by herself. She lets her emotions get the better of her and it’s not good for this kind of profession.
For Victor, if you didn’t like him before, that may still continue. But you will understand him a whole lot more in this story. You see just how deep his love for Izabel goes and the lengths he will go to protect her and Niklas. Even though time and time again he is forced to choose between them.
While I may not have liked Izabel in this story, the ending certainly made it so that I would be coming back. You know that something big is going to go down in the next book and Izabel is going to have a chance to prove that she should be with them or prove that she shouldn’t be. Question will be, if she doesn’t prove herself, will Victor be able to take her out?
The Swan & the Jackal
Seeds of Iniquity
The Black Wolf (out 2015)