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Killing Sarai (In the Company of Killers #1)

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From the author of the New York Times, USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling novel, THE EDGE OF NEVER, comes a story of passion and survival…

Sarai was only fourteen when her mother uprooted her to live in Mexico with a notorious drug lord. Over time she forgot what it was like to live a normal life, but she never let go of her hope to escape the compound where
ebook, 2nd Edition, 388 pages
Published June 18th 2013 by J.A. Redmerski
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Jul 01, 2013 Lisa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Two people driven by their circumstances.

Two people who are products of their environment.

Brought together by fate, perhaps?

Or, maybe....just a shitty happenstance. feels like a hundred drunk butterflies are having an orgy in my stomach.

Why, yes it does!

Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski will leave you on the edge of your seat, panting and gripping your e-reader with a vice gr
Kristin (KC)
*4.5 Stars*

Now THAT is how to make readers fearlessly fall for the bad-boy!

Killing Sarai is an action-packed, unconventional love story that will undoubtably push your boundaries as a reader. Its bold setting takes place in a twisted world where kidnapping, sex slavery, and cold-blooded murder barely induce so much as a flinch. Its intensity will astound you and its unique character development will have you unashamedly rooting for the bad-guy—who, quite possibly, is not as bad as he seems...

Jun 30, 2013 kris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Beautiful but defeated and damaged.

Can he be her savior?

Sarai is a 23 year old girl.She's been held as a captive for 9 years.She cant stand witnessing the rapping and the abusing anymore.She has to escape.Yet her only opportunity for a ticket to freedom is an American.He is a cold blooded murderer but given the circumstances she cant be picky so she sneaks into his car threatening him and she is praying that her plan has worked.However back in the compound she left behind her best fri

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Wow... just wow. That is the first thing that comes to mind when I think about this book. It really ‘wowed’ me. J.A. Redmerski just has a knack for writing my favorite books. This book is so different from the Edge of Never, but just as good. Darker reads, books with a little bit of a twist. Books where the hero is really the ‘bad guy’ too. Those are my absolute favorites. And this book fit right into that category.

Sarai is a girl who has been a prisoner of a Mexican drug l
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤

Omg it was amazing!!!Killing Sarai kept me on my toes from the first page until the end!!I was captivated by the thrilling story!!!I love it!! :))

This is a story about Sarai....


who at the age of 14 her mother gave her away to a Mexican drug lord named Javier who has developed an obsessive liking towards her...
She was been forced into a sexual relationship with Javier.
Sarai finally caught a chance for freedom when Victor a hired assassin and a dangerous man visits the compound for some special mi
Aestas Book Blog
Jul 11, 2013 Aestas Book Blog rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites

OK. Yeah. I fell for the bad guy.

From the first few pages, Killing Sarai had my undivided attention. Unputdownable!

The story here is that of an American girl, Sarai, who was handed off to a Mexican drug dealer at the age of fourteen by her own mother. Her life since then has been one filled with drugs, brutality, murder and slavery. She knows escape is futile - it would be suicide. Out there in the middle of Mexico, there is literally no where she can go. So when an American hit man comes to
Ash Wednesday

Anyone up for some Jeopardy?

I'll take familiar blurbs for 200, Alex.



Okay let's pause for an awkward second and admire the pink, tattooed elephant named Caithness Macbeth in the room.


Everyone good?

Don't get me wrong, this is a totally different story (more along the lines of Leon: The Professional but not as good), but given the distant yet still noticeable similarities with a favorite series and my gripes against this book, I'm having a hard time thinking of what I liked abou
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
5 Completely Enthralling Stars
I don't think that this thing between us is love, or even lust. It's something else, something powerful and unmistakable that neither of us have been able to ignore. But it doesn't have a face. Or a name.

I am discipline. Sarai is rage.

This book was a roller coaster of emotions that I wished would never end.
I still can't exactly put into words everything that I felt about this book.

I went from




and back to

The writing was brilliant. The story was "unable to
Alexis *Reality Bites*
SPOILER FREE REVIEW -mature content reader discretion is advised.
5++++STARS out of 5
Genre: Romance/Suspense


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This is how you do it. This is how you write and tell a story. J.A. Redmerski just set a bar... And that shit is sky scrapper high. Seriously people I inhaled this book in one day. ADRENALINE PUMPING, OMG THAT DID NOT JUST HAPPEN, GASPING FOR AIR, HEART POUNDING, PAGE TURNING, DAMN THAT WAS HOT AS HELL CAN I GET A SERVING OF VICTOR PLEASE!

ღFloღ the coffee addict
5 **kick-ass** STARS

“Despite my growing fear, I still want to be right where I am, trapped in the merciless arms of a killer.”

My kind of book. I can't even begin to tell you how right this read was for me. Killing Sarai is one of those stories that just clicked with me from the first page. Angst, action, edge of the seat suspense and a subtly developed romance story. None of that insta-lust nonsense.

First and foremost I have to thank my dear friend Jasmine for recommending me this series. J
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
5 Fast Paced and Gripping Stars!!!

Sarai has been held captive for nines years, subjected to the whims of a mad man. She has never given up hope of escape, so when she sees an american visitor, something that's never happened before, she takes a chance and risks her life for freedom.

But nothing is always as it seems. Gun in hand, Sarai forces Victor the american visitor to take her to the american border. But Victor isn't the salvation Sarai was looking for, she realises that she may have left he
Jun 09, 2016 Maddie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Maddie by: Fauzia
Shelves: favorite, dark, made-me-cry, bb
Not for under 18
According to me a Prologue or the 1st Chapter of a book is THE reflection - so it must capture my attention from page 1 I will continue a few more chapters to give the Book a fair chance to change my mind!

Herewith my review!

I need to start with all my FRIENDS who asked very nicely that I READ this book – YOU GUYS ROCK BIG-TIME – Loves ya!!!

This particular book have many – many excellent reviews – So I am only doing a view quotes and pictures for chapter development! Some of m
Jennifer Kyle
”I am discipline. Sarai is rage. I am aware of my choices at all times. Sarai’s choices are more aware of her, lying in wait to decide for her based on the severity of her mood with no intention in leaving her any conscious control over it.”

J.A. Redmerski’s Sarai is nothing like her hit novel The Edge of Never which I loved. This story is an entirely different animal. I read the book the first day it was released but sat on my review because I wasn’t sure I could come up with enough adjectives
Jan 25, 2016 Lainey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
First Read: May 3, 2015
ReRead: January 24, 2016

ReRead Thoughts: How the fuck did I ever hate my precious baby Niklas. I love you so much.


It's like Mr. & Mrs. Smith in book form. I can't wait to collect the rest of this series and get introduced to all the characters.

Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~
So the only complaint I have is I wish there were a little more smuttiness in this book...That's b/c Victor is so effing HOT! But storyline, characters, sexual tension and everything was WOW!! I loved it :)

For some reason while reading this I kept picturing Jason Statham from The Transporter as Victor.
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"I couldn't look a normal person in the eye and tell them what happened without thinking I'd lost my mind, or succumbed to Stockholm syndrome. But Victor could've had his way with me many times
Mar 27, 2016 Angela rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-favorites
This book was ridiculous. And I really like it. Can't wait to write a review.
Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
Jul 03, 2013 Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ by: Soraya Naomi & Kristina



5 and beyond MIND-BLOWING Stars

...such is the life I lead, a dark and lonely path lined only with the solitude of death.


What is a person to do when forced to its limits? What becomes of victims of abuse when they live through it daily for years? Are we a product of our environment, shaped and molded of the circumstances around us, adapted and programmed to survive no matter the cost? And what is the line that differentiates bad and good?

Frankly, there is no black and white. Just
Jacqueline's Reads
I LOVE THIS NEW COVER!!!! OH.MY.GOD!!! It's time to order my paperback :D

6 Stars, no 15 Million STARS!!!!

Full review with guest post J.A. Redmerski - > Jacqueline’s Reads

The very first thing I need to say is that I absolutely, with my heart and every fiber in my body LOVED LOVED … did I say LOVE? YES! LOVED Killing Sarai

Yup, Killing Sarai is up there with Hopeless, Beautiful Disaster, Real and Tangled. I don’t have that many spots on my top favorites, but Killing Sarai deserves that spot. H
Nov 03, 2015 Riley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, buddy-read
Oh man. This book was like a drug, I craved every messed up page.

"I am not your hero. I am not the other half of your soul who could never let anything bad ever happen to you. Trust your instincts first always, and me, if you choose, last."

This book had all the elements that I LOVED in a romance suspense/thriller book that it was an absolute no-brainer that this would be a winner for me.

Assassins <- BAMF in suits with guns and multilingual (A lot of bonus points here!!)
Michael Fassbender Victor
BAMF heroine
“You made me feel real emotions. You unlocked me.”

this book is great, i loved every part of it because it was very unpredictable it was filled with action, suspense, drama, danger, slow-burning romance, it's perfect.

when i started reading it i had a crush on victor, seriously guys by the end of the book i was blindly in love with him, he reminds me of HITMAN the movie.

I am attracted to him. I do have a strange, unfamiliar feelings for him. And I hate it!

Sarai was kidnapped and sold at age 14 t
Hulya Kara Yuksel
OMG people look at this!!! Killing Sarai is going to be a TV series. :D
Mmm Victor looks so hawt! :D

I'm sooooo excited to watch this. <3

Jul 06, 2013 ♥Rachel♥ rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I have to say, I was a little nervous picking up Killing Sarai because I’ve read dark stories and I didn’t know if my heart could take it. It was dark, but thankfully not on the level I was worried over. Sarai was a heroine that took an opportunity and ran, and I was rooting for her the whole way!

Sarai was taken from the US by her mother at age fourteen to go live with a drug lord, Javier, in Mexico. Unfortunately for Sarai, Javier always had his eye out for her:

“I call it a sickening obsessio
Sharon ∞❥ is an angst book junkie ❥∞
This is a story about two people that were denied a normal childhood and had to change themselves in order to survive. Sarai was given to Javier, a Mexican drug lord, by her drug addict mother (!!), at the age of fourteen and held hostage for nine years. Victor was recruited by The Order at the age of nine and trained to be an assassin, that's assassin. This is their story.

Okay, so let me just start with a couple of things...the first being this book really has a strong Dark Duet vi
“This goes against everything that I am, Sarai,” he says and then kisses me.
“No, it doesn’t,” I whisper and kiss him back.“It’s you becoming more of who you really are.”

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J.A Redmerski ..

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Holy fuckin shit ....


The ending ... Off the charts amazing !

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Killing Sarai is the story of Sarai , who has been living as a slave to a Mexican mafia/druglord named Javier for the past 9 years of her life . Javier has a twisted description of the entire scenario though . See , he belie
May 15, 2016 DW rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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If you haven't read Killing Sarai yet, you are missing out. This was everything I was hoping it would be and so much more. I was seriously trying to catch my breath while reading. I could kick myself for waiting so long to read this.

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Victor is disciplined, in control and a ruthless killer. He is part of a " secret organization". He kills for money and he is damned good at it. Nothing gets in his way... Ever!!

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Sarai was taken to Mexico when she was 14 and held captive for 9 years. S
At fourteen Sarai was taken from the only home she ever knew and moved, with her mother, to Mexico. That was nine years ago. For almost a decade Sarai was held captive by a notorious Mexican drug lord that her mom gave her to. After so many years Sarai finally saw her chance for escape and took it. She hides away in the car of an American man that was meeting with her Javier, her captor, and hoped he would help her. But she realized too late that she left one criminal empire, just to get caught ...more
What a wonderful beginning to what promises to be an action packed series! I can't wait to continue on this journey that comes with a ton of bumps in the road for both the hero and the heroine. I have enjoyed J.A. Redmerski's work in the past, and was very confident that she would deliver an intriguing and exciting ride in this darker kind of romance story. I wasn't disappointed in the least! The main reason for my four star rating is my frustration with having to wait once again for hot sex! LO ...more
This has to be, without a doubt, the best book I have read this year, and then some! Talk about hanging on every word. I literally was sucked in from the very first word and could not devour this book fast enough. I feverishly turned every page of my kindle, hoping the story was not going to end, but desperately wanting to find out more and more, knowing full well that the characters in this magnificent book have become a part of me and it was going to be hard to finish.

I am utterly speechless
Duchess Nicole
Sarai, a woman whose been a captive since the age of fourteen...

Victor (The American), a cold blooded, ruthless man on a mission. A mission that does NOT include rescuing some woman...

When Sarai shocks and amuses The American by stowing away in his car, only two things are for certain: He is a badass, and he's only keeping her as a bartering tool.

Sarai's bravery, compassion, and humanity start to wear down Victor's defenses. He's a man not used to trusting anyone. Never, under any circumstances.
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J.A. (Jessica Ann) Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and award winner who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. She has since signed three more deals with GC/Forever for titles THE EDGE OF ALWAYS, SONG OF THE FIRE ...more
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“There is a stark difference between fear and uncertainty, Sarai. You fear nothing but are uncertain of everything.” 86 likes
“You made me feel real emotions. You unlocked me.” 62 likes
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