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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers Series #1)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

9 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

This has to be, without a doubt, the best book I have read this

This has to be, without a doubt, the best book I have read this year, and then some! Talk about hanging on every word. I literally was sucked in from the very first word and could not devour this book fast enough. I feverishly turned every page of my kindle, hoping the ...
This has to be, without a doubt, the best book I have read this year, and then some! Talk about hanging on every word. I literally was sucked in from the very first word and could not devour this book fast enough. I feverishly turned every page of my kindle, hoping the story was not going to end, but desperately wanting to find out more and more, knowing full well that the characters in this magnificent book have become a part of me and it was going to be hard to finish. 




I am utterly speechless and in awe of the rawness of the story. It's tension filled, action-packed, edgy and gritty, but also full of such purity and fragility that makes this book utterly unique and beautifully crafted. J.A. Redmerski is a freaking LEGEND! She has brilliantly made me hang on every word and making me feel like I was watching a movie being played out right in front of me. I could literally reach out and touch the blood, smell the sweat and taste the hardness of his skin. I encountered the scenes vividly and am enamoured by the honesty that is there for the reading. Jess has laid her heart and soul out on those pages, and it's really hard not to notice. 




Jess has breathed life into this story about a young woman, Sarai, who has been thrust into a life that would devastate and break our will. Sarai would stop at nothing to escape such a life and begin to take back her humanity and her need to live. From the moment we meet Sarai on that very first page, you instantly connect with her and her plea. You want her to run and succeed, and you want to fight for her more than ever. And Sarai, does not want your pity, though. She wants you to know that she is full of such strength and resolve, that she will continue to fight till she takes her last breath. I absolutely believed Sarai and believe in her. She may have been devastated and broken beyond despair, but she has the power to change all that and boy did she ever. She may have been a damaged victim on paper, and she was, but she did not show it. Not to anyone, or so you make think. Please welcome to the room, Victor, the cold-blooded Assassin. Now, you may want to leave the room upon hearing that yes, he is a vile creature who is hired to kill people for an organisation, The Order. But, don't be so haste to leave because you do not want to miss out on this beautiful specimen. Someone dose me with a bucket of ice right now...WHOA Where can I get me one of those? 




Victor is primal, intense, completely closed off and so focused and determined. He has a plan, and Sarai doesn't fit anywhere in it. He is utterly meticulous and is one step ahead at all times. He is the ultimate killer. Brash, bald, confident, precise and diligent. He rules with his head and has a purpose. Unlike Sarai, who runs on emotion and rules with her conscious, and knows how to tear down those rigid walls that are built around Victor. She is somewhat willingly able to get under his skin and for that reason alone, Victor cannot risk her being anywhere near him, but yet, cannot bare to leave her to the wayside like he would of anyone else. Not even for Niklas, his liaison and confident. 




Their unique relationship slowly unfolds throughout the book at just the right pace, and with such subtlety. It was immensely personal to read and it was definitely a wonderful thing to discover. Especially how they began to see themselves in each other and trying to not label what they had as anything else but what it was. It wasn't love, or necessity, or a lust or need, but the simplest of things. It was blatantly real and truthful. Two people, thrust together under the worst circumstances and finding the humanity in one another. Intoxicating, seductive, poetic, and imperfect. The human condition is a wonderful thing. 




What else can I say except for the fact, that I am utterly enamoured with everything and anything that J.A. Redmerski writes and I truly believe that she just keeps finding her voice through the brilliant stories she weaves. I thank you so very much for providing me with an ARC and I just can't wait for the next instalment of this amazing series. I recommend this to all of you who loves to take a chance on those darker subject matters and who will stop at nothing to feel like you are living on the edge of a cliff, because taking a chance and hanging there with this book is the greatest place to be. KILLING SARAI is a MUST READ!

posted by Heinzypop on June 19, 2013

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Most Helpful Critical Review

5 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

It was okay. Not much sex which is a big disappointment to me.

It was okay. Not much sex which is a big disappointment to me. Also this is just the first book. It leaves you hanging at the end. I am really getting sick of these series books. It should say its a series right at the beginning of the summary so you know what you ...
It was okay. Not much sex which is a big disappointment to me. Also this is just the first book. It leaves you hanging at the end. I am really getting sick of these series books. It should say its a series right at the beginning of the summary so you know what you are getting into. When I buy a book I just assume it has a beginning middle and end, not just the beginning. Plus the story wasn't really all that great. I am not at all interested in buying another book to find out what happens next.

posted by 3945751 on June 30, 2013

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2013

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    I was a little dissapointed with this book. I loved The Edge of Never.(bookhangover lasted 5 days). This book was a total "ehh" for me. I assumed it would be a lot more dark, dirty and raw than what it was. I was dissapointed that Victor wasn't more than a man with a gun. There was no edge no instant appeal. I finished, but i will hold off on book 2.

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