No Place to Hide by Shannon Stacey
Jack Donovan went through hell and back to save Isabelle once. Now she’s back in his life, hunted by an assassin so elusive some claim he’s only an urban legend. More than just a gun for hire, the killer is driven by a pathological need to take down his targets and, when Isabelle escapes the bullet meant for her, Jack knows he'll strike again. The only way to keep her alive is to keep her close, and Jack’s about to learn what hell really is.
In the year since Jack rescued her from a guerrilla compound and then walked away, Isabelle Arceneau has begun to put her life back on track. Now somebody wants her dead and Jack is once again her only hope for survival. As the Devlin Group races to uncover the killer’s identity and Jack and Isabelle go on the run in a desperate bid to keep her alive, she knows she can trust him with her life, but never again with her heart.
This book I've been hoping for to be published for so long, and when I found out it was coming out I did a little happy dance! AND when I got an e-mail last night that I actually won a copy of it, in a competition on the author's page... Yeah.
The emotional, psychological tension in the story is high. The team has gone through hell once before to save Isabelle's life, and Jack lost his heart to her, but had to let her go. And now a year later, she is the target of a professional serial killer, who has never missed the target.
They are on the run for Isabelle's life, and it is tense, straining, and scary. The surprises keeps coming, keeping them on the edge. The threat to her life seems constant and unavoidable. The bond in Devlin Group is tight, the camaraderie and wit admirable and entertaining.
The love between Jack and Isabelle is raw, and profound, and so beautiful it brought tears to my eyes.
I absolutely love Shannon Stacey's voice, style, type of writing. I've read everything she has written, and she's one of the very few on my auto-buy list of authors.
And No Place to Hide was worth the wait and didn't disappoint in any way, shape or form. Yes, I'm gushing, but I can't help it. I felt the emotions the characters were feeling, there are some moments that make you smile, some that touch you heart and make you tear up and sigh... I pretty much inhaled the story on one sitting, hoping it wouldn't end just yet.
Absolutely five shiny spoons for this one, and I hope there will more stories with Devlin group in the future!
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