Till Death, by Jennifer L. Armentrout | Book Review #356

Triggers in Till Death include:
Kidnapping, Kidnapping Mention,
Rape Mention, Stalking, 
Murder, Murder Mention

IMG_5923It’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.

Before actually reading Till Death I was pretty excited for this read. I’ve enjoyed Jennifer L. Armentrout’s work in the past so I had high hopes for Till Death. However, I thought that Till Death was a Young Adult novel —- it isn’t. Till Death’s main character is a 29-year-old woman named Sasha. And for the last ten years of her life she’s been living with fear, chronic nightmares, and more.

29772434Throughout Till Death I was legitimately concerned for Sasha. The story that makes up Till Death is one that kept me interested until I had finished reading the book. Yet the book was incredibly predictable. I remember getting excited about a part of the book, and then thinking “this happens, which will lead to [prediction].”

While reading Till Death, I made three predictions. Of the 3, only one came true, but it was the one that mattered. Which is upsetting because I didn’t want Till Death to be predictable. On some aspects, it wasn’t predictable at all. And I know that I’m now repeating myself, but really, the only prediction that mattered came true. For me, that’s such a bummer.

My thoughts on this novel are that I found that Till Death was a book, a story that I couldn’t tear my eyes from. I pretty much read this book in one sitting. The pace for Till Death is fairly fast. From start till finish there was threat after threat. There was never really any breaks that Sasha had once she came home.

I’m happy with the outcome of Sasha’s story. After everything that Sasha has been through, she deserves the ending that she got. I’m also glad that Till Death is a standalone, because there’s nowhere the story could have gone further. I like the fact that all the ends were tied up nicely.

Overall, the story moves quickly, but was predictable–yet I still enjoyed the novel. Till Death also kept me guessing as to whom the culprit was, which kept me on the edge of my seat.

I give Till Death, 4 stars.

Have you read Till Death? What did you think?

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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