14 June 2017

Review: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published February 28th, 2017 by William Morrow
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars

In New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s gripping new novel, a young woman comes home to reclaim her life—even as a murderer plots to end it. . .

It’s been ten years since Sasha Keaton left her West Virginia hometown . . . since she escaped the twisted serial killer known as the Groom. Returning to help run her family inn means being whole again, except for one missing piece. The piece that falls into place when Sasha’s threatened—and FBI agent Cole Landis vows to protect her the way he couldn’t a decade ago.

First one woman disappears; then another, and all the while, disturbing calling cards are left for the sole survivor of the Groom’s reign of terror. Cole’s never forgiven himself for not being there when Sasha was taken, but he intends to make up for it now . . . because under the quirky sexiness Cole first fell for is a steely strength that only makes him love Sasha more.

But someone is watching. Waiting. And Sasha’s first mistake could be her last. 

My thoughts…

Cole and Sasha met in college and were newly dating, their relationship would have turned into something more if that horrific night never happened. As Sasha was leaving Cole's place she was taken, kept and tortured by the Groom, a sick twisted serial killer.

The Groom. Serial killer and rapist of at least six women. Some people believed there could’ve been more, but it was unlikely that anyone would ever find out. My escape had led to his arrest.

Ten years later and with years spent in intensive therapy Sasha returns to her home town and the loved one’s she left behind. Even though Sasha is still coping with her past, she is ready to help her mother run their family inn. Cole discovers that she is back and rushes over to see her. She hasn’t seen or spoken to Cole since that evening he kissed her goodbye.

As soon as my eyes settled on Cole, I knew what I was feeling was real, and the intensity of that swelling brought tears to the back of my throat. Truthfully, I’d fallen in love with him ten years ago and never fallen out of it.

Once Sasha returns home strange things begin to happen. Young blond women are starting to disappear again, her car windows are broken out but nothing is taken, a dead deer is left in her mother’s truck. The circumstances have Sasha wondering if this is coincidence or something more sinister. Until a box arrives in the mail addressed to Sasha, it contains a finger with pink nail polish.

Turning my head toward Cole, I drew in a deep breath. “If he had killed me, he would’ve cut off my ring finger. He would’ve stripped me out of the gown, put me in a new one, and that gown . . . and my finger would’ve hung in the room with the rest of them.”
Now a nightmare from the past was back, and I had to believe this was happening. Someone was out there and they’d already killed one woman, most likely two, and I knew that if the person was following the behaviors of the Groom, he already had someone else.

This book has the perfect balance of suspense and romance, Cole was so patience and loving with Sasha and he was not letting her go again. Why not five stars… I pretty much knew early on who the killer was and that was a bit disappointing, but overall I enjoyed it.


Happy Reading -J

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