This is not a stand alone book. You need to have read the following to really understand what’s going on
Six books ago we met 4 people. During those books some forged a tight bond and other bonds were irretrievably broken. BDSM club owner and master at rope bondage Colton Reed and criminal profiler with the Arlington County Police department Sadie Bonds had evil touch their lives which tainted their souls. They took that dark and embraced it and used it to their advantage. Sadie’s partner Detective Ethan Quinn and her friend medical examiner Avery Johnson dealt with death in retrospect of their jobs but at the beginning of this journey their souls had yet to be tainted.
That all changed by the end of the first series. Avery had gotten an up close and personal look at evil that scarred her both on the inside and outside. It also made her do unethical things to make sure justice was served. She had no idea that this would put her on the radar another evil serial killer who also sells women.
Ethan Quinn when we met him was a no nonsense straight by the book police detective. He had no idea that two women – one being his partner and the other a romantic interest – would forever change him and make him cross the lines of right and wrong for those he cared about.
Sadie, Quinn, Avery, the police department along with the FBI have been trying to find the Alpha killer (the one who abducted and tortured Avery) . Through out the books we were given the Alpha POV and knew they were sick and twisted. The Alpha was also extremely intelligent and has masted the game of toying with those they perceives as threats and will do anything to get what they wants and the end goal is to get Avery back. As this is the last book in the series we do finally get to find out who the Alpha killer really is and as this author is famous for it was quite the shocker.
Friendships and partnerships were forever changed by what these four went through and how it defined their future was bittersweet.
This was a great series – especially if you like your romances dark. Cant wait to see what’s next from this author.