Behind the Hands that Kill by J.A. Redmerski

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Goodreads Rating: 4.48 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Romantic Suspense, New Adult

Publication Date: May 7, 2016

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

Even professional killers need vacations, but for Victor Faust, his vacation in Venezuela is about more than relaxation and time alone with Izabel Seyfried. It is a chance for him to come clean to Izabel: to tell her the truth about why he sent her to Italy with his brother, the truth behind his interest in Nora Kessler, and about his knowledge of Izabel’s child with her former captor. But before Victor can spill his soul, reality proves that for some killers, vacations are just pipe-dreams.

Attacked and kidnapped, Izabel finds herself stuffed in a suitcase, while Victor later wakes up imprisoned in a cage. In any other situation, Victor would find a way out and save himself and the woman he loves—but not this time. When the identities of their kidnappers are revealed, Victor loses all hope, and begins the mental process of accepting his and Izabel’s last moments together. And Izabel’s final moments of life.

As if his circumstances are not complicated enough, members of Vonnegut’s Order are finally closing in on Victor. And when they do, he comes face-to-face with someone else he once knew and loved, who could either help him, or make a grave situation much worse. Victor’s past has finally caught up with him: the women he has cared for, loved, and killed; the families he has destroyed; the unforgivable crimes he has committed. And now he must face the consequences, and pay the ultimate price for absolution.

But when it is all over, Victor may not have the strength to pick up what is left and move on. Because the event changes him. Because love changed him. And because, unlike before when he thought it is was for the best, he cannot imagine a life without Izabel in it.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

The wait is freaking over and the Boss is here! The story focuses on Victor Faust a.k.a The Boss, the merciless killer and Izabel’s lover. I’m excited and nervous what’s going to happen next after that cliffhanger on The Black Wolf. Here, he bares his past and we get to know the real him.

“I open the doors wide to my past, and let in the sterilizing light.”

The story starts as Victor and Izabel are on vacation at Venezuela. He has a purpose on that trip, it’s his chance to confess everything to Izabel: the secrets he knew about her, the purpose of her mission with Niklas etc.. However, the moment has been interrupted because they’re kidnapped by some people who wanted revenge on Victor for the longest time. They are prepared to unleash hell to hurt him and as well as the love of his life.


That is one of a hell ride of FEELS. OH MY GOD. DAMN. This series never fails to give me palpitations and I have absolutely no chill for all the surprising plot twists. There are new characters being introduced and I’m curious to get to know all of them. All of them are twisted in their own way, some of them are ruthless and not to be trusted yet.

“No one is immune to change, especially those who fear it. It comes for us first, and it destroys us swiftly because we fight it the hardest.”

The character developments are hands down well written.Izabel endured all the pain and yet she survived. It makes her more determined, powerful and confident with herself. She wants to stand on her own feet and I love the direction she’s taking in. It might be dangerous but I trust her and she’s going to survive it. Victor made a huge transition. Love changed him in some ways. Even if he’s not used to it, for Izabel, he embraced it.

I love it and it’s definitely 5 stars for me. It’s worth my obsession and I’m looking forward for the upcoming books in this series and I’m so pumped to read them all. Those preview to the upcoming books.. OMG. I. WANT. ASAP. It’s going to give me more mini heart attacks.



  • I have a strong feeling Fredrik Gustavsson will have a new love life. YES YES YES!
  • I badly want to know who is Vonnegut.
  • SPOILER THEORY: Can be viewed on my Goodreads review.



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