The Red Ledger: 1

The Red Ledger: 1

by Meredith Wild

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He's death for hire...

Some people measure life in hours. Days. Weeks. I measure mine in kills. A covert military mission gone wrong robbed me of my memory and any link to my past. This is my existence now. I execute and survive. Nothing more, nothing less. I was ready to write Isabel Foster's name in my ledger of unfortunate souls until she uttered the one word that could stop the bullet meant for her. My name.

She knows my face. She knows me. She's the key to the memories I'm not sure I want back. Now nothing is simple. I still have a job to do, and my soul isn't worth saving. I'm not the man she thinks I am. I can't love her. And sparing her life puts us both in the crosshairs.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159134646
Publisher: Waterhouse Press, LLC
Publication date: 05/21/2018
Series: Red Ledger Series , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,770
File size: 474 KB

About the Author

Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author. After publishing her debut novel Hardwired in September 2013, Wild used her ten years of experience as a tech entrepreneur to push the boundaries of her “self-published” status, becoming stocked in brick-and-mortar bookstore chains nationwide and forging relationships with the major retailers.

In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 20 languages.

Waterhouse now publishes several authors (including three #1 New York Times bestsellers), regularly ranks as a top-selling imprint among booksellers, and has secured both global distribution and record-setting foreign rights contracts. As founder, Wild splits her time between writing and working behind the scenes, helping discover, publish, and promote other talented authors.

Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and shameless sun worshipper. Find out more about what projects she’s working on next at

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The Red Ledger: 1 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 39 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am absolutely hooked and can’t wait to read the next book! This is a great 2nd chance romance with lots of suspense & the story for Tristan & Isabel has just began! There story started in high school but Tristan ended it when he went in the army. Fast forward 6 years & they meet again only he doesn’t remember Isabel! I’m excited to see how they continue to get to know each other & reconnect!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very well written and very intense. I'm dying to know what will happen next. The sexual tension between Tristan and Isbel is off the charts. This book does not disappoint. 5 stars easily deserved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very entertaining
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Isabel and Tristen.....what a wonderful story! I cannot wait to continue reading about their adventures. Meredith Wilde does not disappoint with these two characters. She can’t forget him and he can’t remember her. The attraction is immediate, filled with sexual tension, flashbacks to their original relationship while moving forward at a fast pace to learn about both of their current lives. Could not put it down and now onto the next book in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is intense and I cannot wait for the rest to publish!!
mkcooke More than 1 year ago
Meredith Wild is one of my all-time favorite authors for a reason. Her books perfectly weave together unforgettable characters, consuming stories, and a palpable heat that is brought to life through her spectacular writing. I have loved each and every one of her stories, but what she has begun with this new series and what she has so exceptionally created in this first part is in a league of its own. The Red Ledger is one of the most addicting reads I have ever read. This book took me on one helluva whirlwind from start to finish, and made for one serious intense and consuming read that I could not get enough of. I loved every part of this story. I loved the literal fire it sent through me as I read it. I loved how it left me breathless at times. I loved that it gave me a story unlike any other I've ever read before. And I loved that it started what I know will be one of my favorite series. The first part of this series follows the suspenseful story of Isabel and Tristan. He's murder for hire, and her name is at the top of his list. Yet the moment he goes to do the deed, her breathless whisper of his name, his real name changes everything. You see Tristan and Isabel have a past, yet he doesn't remember any of it. She does though, and the more time he hesitates, the more he wonders about that past and the world of feeling that lays in that past that he can still feel the edges of. He also can't seem to stop thinking about her and wondering more about what he's forgotten. This story follows them as they set off on the run, as he tries to find the answers he seeks, and as she tries to see if the Tristan she loved all those years ago is somehow still in the man who was hired to kill her. Every word of this story will pull you in something fierce, and the more you get with these two, the more you will need more. Meredith Wild makes this world, these characters, and their story addicting to say the least, and she will have you beyond ready to see what will unfold in this new world and series. This world in this book and series is darker, its grittier and more complicated, yet there is a tangible and palpable fire that will pull your mind and heart into every breathtaking word. From start to finish this book will have you on the edge of your seat ready to see where that next turn of the page will bring you, and trust me when I say that you will be so enraptured by it all. The Red Ledger was fantastic. It was a phenomenal, quick, utterly suspenseful and fiery read that was intense as all get out and one of the most consuming reads I've read in such a long time. I loved getting every word of Isabel and Tristan's story, and I can't wait to see where those next chapters will take them both. Through every twist and turn, every action packed moment, and through every ounce of connection she created between these two characters, Meredith Wild created such an unforgettable read that I loved with all that I had! The Red Ledger is a book that will have you so in it all ready for more, and that is just part of what makes it such an incredible read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Meredith is a wicked woman leaving me with a book hangover that I can’t shake! This series is going to blow our minds. This book gripped me from the beginning to the end. Tristian and Isabel story is a fresh twist to Meredith writing, and I can’t wait to get my hands on the rest of this series! Tristian lives in the gray area of our lives, his past is forgotten and the shadows is what he would call home. When his life crosses paths with Isabel, their lives turn to chaos quickly. Isabel is running from her past, and living from day to day. She has made a life for herself, and when her past rises from the shadows her world gets turned upside down. This book has everything I needed. The heart pounding moments of suspense is incredible. We have two people who have this deep connection that you feel to your bones. The fight these two have in them makes me want to swoon, and their passion is of the charts!! Meredith has taken us to a little darker world that I’m loving so much, and I can’t wait to see what twist and turns we are going to see for these two. I’m not going to forget this series for a very long time!! Can I get book two right now?? Just kidding.... but not really!
sueandcj More than 1 year ago
What an incredible start to a new series by Meredith Wild. She has outdone herself! The Red Ledger is full of suspense, intrigue, and heat. I could not turn the pages fast enough to find out what was going to happen next, yet I never wanted it to end! I cannot wait to read more of this epic, fantastic, amazing new series.
Joyffree 6 months ago
Mystery - Intrigue - Suspense This was a fast-paced read. Once the target is in Tristan's sites their is no stopping the events that follow - good or bad - Tristan will add a name to his ledger. I have so many questions! Anyone who follows my reviews knows how engaged I get in a strong storyline and how I enjoy the emotional connection I forge with my characters. I found Tristan easy to connect with, his character was well crafted and there was just something about his aura that called to me. Okay, I may be a bit drawn to his darkness. Isabel was a bit naive for me in the beginning, but in all honesty, she had her reasons to believe. As for the storyline - Wow This was one of those that brought me to the edge of my seat right from the opening and kept me there. The story quickly switches tones from suspense to intense action then to heartfelt moments of sensual exploration only to suddenly thrust us back into the action. My poor heart never had a chance. Tristan has no past. His life before Jay is a complete blank. Occasionally glimpses of his possible past grace his dreams but they are like water in a sieve and quickly dissipate upon awakening. He has been okay with that, it has made life easy for him. He follows his orders, collects his rewards and moves forward. No connections, no ties, no nasty emotions. Isabel is running from her heart. Never said she was rational. When she becomes the next name in the ledger fate intervenes. A name cried out in a moment of weakness may be the only thing that saves her life. One carries the answers to the past- The other their hope for the future. Can one lost soul and one broken heart find the pieces to create their perfect picture?
Anonymous 10 months ago
Anonymous 10 months ago
Okay but not the greatest. Just couldn’t really get into the story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it,currently mad barnes and noble is being stupid and I can not get the second book right now,the sight is down!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very intense, descriptive, and consuming writing! Meredith has got me hooked yet again! Impossible not to fall in love with the characters and the story.
D-does-reviews More than 1 year ago
I thought this book was exciting, edgy and thrilling because I never knew what was going to happen next and what kind of trouble the characters were going to encounter on the next page. Having said that, reading books in installments has never really appealed to me as a reader because I’ve been burned too many times purchasing books that end in cliffhangers when the author/publisher never shared that knowledge with the reader before the first purchase was made. I read a complimentary copy of this book provided by Waterhouse Press through NetGalley and all opinions expressed in my voluntary review are completely my own.
Donatelli More than 1 year ago
The Red Ledger: Part One written by Meredith Wild, is the first novella in The Red Ledger Series. All the novellas build on one another, and this first one leaves the reader on a bit of a cliff, desperately wanting to read the next book in the series. For a novella, Ms. Wild develops her characters and plot twists well considering the book is only 122 pages. Her writing is spot on and keeps you on edge. The two main characters, Isabel Foster and Tristan Stone have a past, they were high school sweethearts/lovers, but that is where it ends…until six years later when the two cross paths again. That's when this story explodes to life. I view Tristan as an anti-hero and where does that leave Isabel, confused. Tristan Red is not the boy she knew in high school. Although it is six years since they have seen each other the chemistry the two share is off the charts. The action, suspense, and the intrigue are well crafted throughout the book. Overall I enjoyed this novella; it left me wanting so much more. So if you are looking for a fast pasted book filled with global mystery, suspense, and some scorching scenes, search no further, you have found your next read. ***I kindly received a copy of this book by way of NetGalley/publisher/author. I was not contacted, asked or required to leave a review. I received no compensation, financial or otherwise. I have voluntarily read this book, and this review my honest opinion .***
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the suspense!!
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MarcelaMonti More than 1 year ago
Book is trash. Do not waste your time or money. Meredith Wild used to be a god author...not sure what happened.
Momma_Becky More than 1 year ago
Without a doubt, there is a lot of story packed into these pages. The story is interesting - improbable, yes, but interesting and full of suspense. There are a lot of twists and Isabel and Tristan share a past that only one of them can remember. If you're familiar with this author, then you know to expect steamy fun, so that was no surprise here. However, I did have a hard time buying that this pair had as much time for it as they did. Tristan shows little emotion, but I found it hard to believe that Isobel would be so wrapped up in finding him again that she would disregard the fact that they are running for their lives. Granted, the circumstances surrounding this one are all a bit over the top and a little Bourne Identity-ish, so I suppose it just depends on how much suspension of disbelief each reader is willing to exercise. That aside, I did enjoy the fast-pace and will probably check out the next book to see where it goes. It is the beginning of a serial, so expect a cliffhanger ending because things are certainly not tied up in a neat little bow on the last page.
BbLynn More than 1 year ago
What a brilliant start to a new series by Meredith Wild. The Red Ledger part 1 starts off like a rocket and doesn’t stop until the last page is turned! It’s a quick and fast paced read with suspense, passionate characters and a history between two people who were each other’s first love. This book has a storyline that is unique to me, which I found to be refreshing, surprising and long overdue. The story of Tristan and Isabel definitely has the love element but with so much more. The obstacles thrown their way are not ones that are easily overcome and this author is going to make you work for every bit of bliss you get in this book. Isabel is devastated when the love of her life leaves in heroic fashion, only never to return. Tristan doesn’t remember. His past is a blur and the woman he once loved is not even a memory. But what happens when a sinister plan puts Isabel and Tristan back on each other’s path? Where a lover is now a stranger and a once protector is now a ghost prepared to deliver damage. This book is well written, the layers to it are absolutely addictive and after that greedy hands are ready for more! I am beyond excited to see what happens next in the world of Tristan and Isabel. I would highly recommend this book and any other book by this author. You will not be disappointed.
Embell More than 1 year ago
Part 1 of The Red Ledger is the start of an amazing new series from the author. I had a hard time putting this down because the story just kept drawing me in. The descriptions of the characters emotions, the setting of the scenes, the secondary characters that play (or will play) important roles, are all nicely laid out. I expect to get all the feels with this series. I have an idea of where this might be going, but definitely feel that there will be some unexpected scenarios that will occur. Former lovers brought together under the worst circumstances; one remembers what they had, while the other is clueless to their past. Tristan reminds me a lot of Jason Bourne and Isabel is your typical heart broken female lead yearning for the man she lost (except she doesn’t come off as the “woe is me” type. This does end with a cliffhanger, but the second book is already out, so I can easily jump into it.
djones1 More than 1 year ago
THE RED LEDGER PART 1 By Meredith Wild The is the story about Tristan Red and Isabel Foster. They are former high school sweethearts that broke up when he enlisted in the service and she went to college. He was wounded in action and lost his memory. He has turned into an assassin who has Isabel on his list. He goes to do the hit and she is asleep and while dreaming says his name. He feels compelled to find out more about her before he follows his orders. This story is fast paced and addictive. I am loving this book and can not wait to read more! Meredith Wild is a great author that can be counted on to weave a solid story with great characters!
Smuennix More than 1 year ago
I love Meredith Wild and was first introduced to her books through her Hacker series! The Red Ledger Series: Part 1 definitely pulls you in just the same and takes you on a ride right from the beginning and the cliffhanger leaves you drumming your fingers waiting for the next installment which thankfully is now available. You will definitely be intrigued with Isabel and Tristan's story while you fly through the pages waiting to see what happens next!