The Killmores by Martha Sweeney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“The Devil has a seductively sweet, sinister song that tantalizes the soul to its very core. It sings more sweetly when your soul has been tainted like mine.”
…..”The nights the Devil starts to sing his lullaby is when I start to question how much longer she can hide from all of it before she’s swallowed whole by the darkness.”
The Killmores is the highly anticipated second, and final book in the Killmore Series by Martha Sweeney. It is an intense, action-packed romantic suspense- with danger, drama, conflict, passion, friendship, love, camaraderie/brotherhood, family bonds, and some humour. This book has been 2 years in the making, and I must admit that I wasn’t sure it would be worth the wait- or live up to my expectations. But I can honestly say that it was definitely well worth the wait. It had me completely hooked, biting my nails and on the edge of my seat, while everything unfolded. I was so caught up in the story that I devoured it over the course of an afternoon/evening.
As we discovered in the first book, Laurie had been placed in witness protection by the FBI. She was their ‘inside-man’ and informant on a notorious crime lord and his drug and human trafficking ring. Then years later the FBI show up in her life again, asking for help in an investigation. Aiden is one of the agents tasked with the dangerous assignment. They need Laurie as her help. As the investigation mounts, and they spend time together, feelings develop, and Laurie and Aiden soon find themselves in a romantic relationship. There is much danger and action throughout the first book- things I won’t go into because I don’t want to spoil it for you if you haven’t read it yet. I will say that if you haven’t read book one yet, you really need to do so before starting on this one as there is a bridging storyline- and you need to know all the details from the first book in order to fully appreciate and understand everything in this book.
Book two picks up a few months after the first book finished. Laurie and Aiden are travelling the world in an effort to stay one step ahead of Laurie’s past. They move around a lot, never staying in one place for very long. Laurie is haunted by her past, paranoia has set in and she’s always looking over her shoulder. She’s on edge all the time and won’t allow herself to fully relax. This makes her a little difficult to live with and Aiden is so supportive and understanding throughout it all…And she really doesn’t make it easy for him at times. So, what happens when their worst fears are realised, and Laurie finally comes face to face with her past. Will Aiden be able to rescue her, or will he be too late? You really should read this brilliant book/series and find out all the thrilling details for yourself.
This story has so much action, mystery, drama and suspense- that I ended up in a page flipping frenzy in my attempts to find out what would happen next. There were clever twists that I just didn’t see coming. It was definitely an unputdownable read!
The characters are all so well developed; having their own quirks, flaws, and personalities. Laurie really frustrated me with her attitude and being so difficult to get along with- I understand why she was like that, but I still wanted to shake her at times, as the push-pull was a bit much. Aiden was so patient with her- swoon!
Ms. Sweeney infused this story with quite a lot of intensity, emotion, suspense, sizzle, and humour. I liked the funny banter and quips, especially between Aiden, Mark and DJ. The “Fake ID” scene was hilarious, as was the names they gave their missions.
I think this series would make a great movie, or Television mini-series!
I definitely recommend this book and I can’t wait to see what Ms. Sweeney does next!
Thank you, Ms. Sweeney!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
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The Killmores by Martha Sweeney