Thank you Kelley Armstrong for ending this series so perfectly. Or at least, I think it is the end of the series. But if it’s not? I’m sure not complaining!
This is book three in a series about Nadia Stafford, 33, a former policewoman who supplements her income operating a wilderness retreat lodge in the Ontario region by working as an occasional hitwoman. She has three main colleagues in this latter endeavor: her mentor Jack: sexy, somber, secretive; Jack’s mentor Evelyn: connected, manipulative, smart; and Quinn, a federal agent with a hitman sideline, who is fervent, committed, and brash. Quinn openly is after Nadia, and Jack? We sense the chemistry between Nadia and Jack, but whether either or them will admit to it, and/or do anything about it, is the big question as we move into book three.
Indeed, at the beginning of Wild Justice, Nadia has been dating Quinn. It’s so easy with him: he’s eager, he’s open, and he communicates. With Jack, it would be a huge risk even to indicate interest in him. Is it possible that Nadia or Jack would ever take a chance, risking rejection and humiliation? And anyway, how can they find the time when someone is always trying to kill Nadia – especially when the people trying to kill Nadia seem to be connected with the source of all her nightmares: a horrible event that happened twenty years earlier.
Evaluation: Kelley Armstrong does everything right with this book, at least as far as I was concerned. She kept me guessing right till the end: I kept having to jump up and take a reading break, afraid she was about take a plot direction I feared. Fans of the Nadia Stafford series should not miss this wind-up. And if you haven’t read the first two? Yes, you can read this one as a standalone, but then you’d miss so much of the background and buildup, and it’s such a good series, you won’t want to do that!
Published by Plume, an imprint of New American Library, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA), 2013