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Wild Justice

(Nadia Stafford #3)

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4.32  ·  Rating details ·  2,930 ratings  ·  311 reviews
The long-awaited final installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling author’s Nadia Stafford series

Since Kelley Armstrong wrapped up book two of the Nadia Stafford series, fans have been eager to know what happens to the tough-as-nails contract killer. At last, Wild Justice brings Nadia back for the series’ thrilling conclusion—an action-packed tale that will dazzle fa
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Paperback, 392 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Plume
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Alex is The Romance Fox
Wild Justice by Kelley Armstrong is the 3rd book and conclusion in her Nadia Stafford Trilogy and whilst I’m a bit sad to say goodbye to Nadia Stafford, part-time hit woman extraordinaire…..
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I was quite pleased how it ended. Really, what a great finale!!!

This series kicked off with Exit Strategy…. https://www.goodreads.com/review/show... where we are first introduced to Nadia Stafford, a former disgraced cop, now owner of a wilderness retreat lodge in the Ontario region and part-time contract k
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Didi
FANTASTIC. FANTASTIC. FANTASTIC!

The last book in this series proves wine isn't the only thing that gets better with age...in this case, the books kept getting better as the series progressed. KA writes a compelling, engrossing and tightly woven plot about an ex-cop turned hitwoman seeking justice for those failed by the law. There was a common thread laced throughout this series concerning Nadia's past and its affect on her whole life including her chosen profession.
Lodge owner by day, hitwoman
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Rashika (is tired)
Why cannot I live in a perfect world where my favorite series don't come to an end?
I want to just lay down and do nothing with my life. I cannot believe there will be no more Nadia and Jack for me. I tried taking it slow (even slower than it took) but it didn't work out. This series, although completely different from what Kelley writes, is magnificent and I love it just as much as I love all the other adult books she's written.

I cannot write a review because well I cannot. I love this series to
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Ferdy
Spoilers

-The third and final book in the Nadia Stafford trilogy, the first two came out years ago so it was nice to finally get some closure to the series. I was a bit reluctant to read this though as it'd been a quite a while since I'd read the earlier books, and I wasn't sure if I'd remember or still be invested in the characters and plot. Thankfully, I was. There was enough of a summary given to past events and characters, so it was easy to immerse myself back into the series.
Yea, I wasn't d
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Charlie
I haven't read a Nadia Stafford book in years but I'm so glad I picked this one up. As usual, Kelley Armstrong's writing really draws you in. I read this in two nights and was able to drive straight back into the series despite a long break.

Crime honestly isn't really my genre, it's not something I often buy or even particularly enjoy but coming from Kelley Armstrong, I really truly loved it.
Terri Wino
Apr 21, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: year-2016
Well shame on me for taking so long to get to the third book in this series. I blame it on the abundance of good books available nowadays. But even having taken a break from Nadia & Company, I felt like I was returning to old friends as soon as I cracked the book open...albeit lethal, dangerous old friends whose bad side you do not want to be on!

Kelley Armstrong is one of my favorite authors. Whether it's her paranormal/supernatural type books or this more mainstream book about an ex-cop who
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La Mala ✌
3.5

Es una serie entretenida y con personajes interesantes (especialmente Nadia la protagonista, y Jack, su compañero), pero, lamentablemente, no está a la altura de otras novelas de Kelley Armstrong. Pienso que lo paranormal le sienta mucho mejor. En este caso, muchas escenas fueron poco realistas, casi como sacadas de un novelón yanqui, con poco desarrollo y falto de imaginación.

Así y todo, se lee fácil y rápido. Tiene la acción suficiente para entretener al estilo de Harlan Coben, así como un
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Kathy Davie
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, thriller
Third and final book in the Nadia Stafford thriller series about a female hitwoman.

My Take
No, no, no, no, no, nooooooo. I don't want this to be the end!! I love this series!! Besides, what about the Contrapasso??? Now that Armstrong has let this particular cat out of the bag, she can't leave it there… Okay, so I'm whining. I like this series! How often do you get a story, let alone a series, about a contract killer who's a woman?

Wild Justice is a story you simply can't stop and put down. It's l
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Michelle
I LOVE THIS SERIES SO MUCH. I'm mad at myself for not checking it out sooner, but thank god I finally did. It is possibly now my favorite Kelley Armstrong series? We’ll see how Cainsville plays out (and I haven’t read any of her Women of the Otherworld series), but this series was just so great!!! JACK AND NADIA!!!!!!! (view spoiler) ...more
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Dec 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

I'm glad to see that the Nadia Stafford books got a proper ending. I only wished this book was paced a little bit faster. I was riveted until about 60% of the way through when I started to get a little confused on the plot. Then I just started to not care at all about them catching the villain.

I believe that this book really could be read as a standalone (although I always recommend reading the other books before), because it had been a while since I read the other books in this series
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Jennifer


Wild Justice is the third and final book in Kelley Armstrong's Nadia Stafford series. It is an adult contemporary mystery thriller.

It has been years since I read book two in this series. But surprisingly everything came back to me fairly easily.

I love Kelley Armstrong and am a big fan of many of her other series. The Nadia Stafford series is very different from all of her other series. But it is just as enjoyable.

Nadia Stafford is a former cop turned hitwoman. I guess you could describe her as a
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Katie
Audiobook Re-Read September 2017

July 2016

I love this one a lot. I think this is my first full re-read, but I often re-read parts of it.

Original Review

OKAY. WHO WANTS TO READ THESE AND TALK TO ME ABOUT THEM?

It's not perfect, but it left me pretty satisfied and happy and searching Armstrong's blog to find out if there will ever be more. (Possible novella next year!!!)
Sarah
Nov 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
OH MY! Where do I even begin? So bittersweet that this series is over!!! I literally just finished and I'm definitely in denial that its over. I'm staying positive though because I asked Kelley myself if this was truly the end, and she said it basically is for now but she wouldn't rule anything out in the future and I am holding onto that for eternity!!

So this was my favorite one of this series obviously.. I was a Jack and Nadia fan from the start so I couldn't be happier with the way this one w
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Christine
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013-reads
Nadia Stafford owns a lodge in the wilderness of Northern Ontario. She used to be a cop. Now, she’s a hitman. But a hitman with a code of ethics, a conscience and a need to right a wrong that can never really be made right again.

You would think it would be difficult to like a character that kills people for a living, but like Dexter, Nadia only kills the bad guys.

This is the third and final book in this trilogy, so I was anxious to see how all the elements introduced in the first two books were
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Jennifer
Feb 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
The Good: This is how you end a series. A wonderfully real romance that satisfying with adequate buildup. Revelations from the past that make complete sense while tearing your heart out. A strong heroine showing explainable, humanizing weakness. I was sucked in from page one and couldn't do anything else with my life until I knew how it ended. And it was totally worth it.

The Bad: Now I want more Nadia!
Elena
A million times yes this book nice wow good yes.

(I will be coherent later once the post-book glow wears off.)
John
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Just like the first two Nadia Stafford books, this one had me engrossed from beginning to end; in an ideal world I would never have had to put it down. Armstrong is brilliant at putting together a tightly written drama about characters you can really relate to even if they're very different from you and your friends. In her urban fantasies, of course, she has only to gain the fantasy fan's willing suspension of disbelief in werewolves, witches, and other supernaturals, and then they're the fan's ...more
Chelsea
Probably the best in the series. We got some of the usual mystery/hitman plot but with a little romance splashed in. It was also nice to get to know the characters more and I actually really enjoyed how this one ended. Almost like a happily ever after. Or as best as we could get in this case.

The series itself was great. Not her best but still well worth the read.
Kathy Martin
Nov 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this concluding book to the Nadia Stafford series. I found the writing engaging. I especially liked the dialog between Nadia and Jack. I also enjoyed watching them finally take a chance on having a relationship. I found it amusing that two contract killers who faced physical danger all the time would be so fearful of taking emotional risks.

When the story begins, Nadia is in a tough place mentally. She has just broken up with fellow contract killer Quinn because they had differen
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Jill
Nov 27, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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fleurette
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime, assassin
I seriously love this series. There are many good series from Kelley Armstrong but this is definitely my favourite one.

Jack brings Nadia information about the rapist of her cousins. When they break into his house, they discover that the man is dead and his murder has been faked for suicide. Soon someone sends a hitman to kill Nadia and this is just a beginning of the threat for her life.

Nadia is such an fascinating, complicated heroine. And not just because she works as a professional killer but
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Hollis
Even though this finale gave me everything I wanted and even some things I didn't know I wanted, there's still something about this series that just doesn't 100% work for me. I won't go about basically repeating my (shoddy) review for MADE TO BE BROKEN but while I didn't love this book, I did love a few elements of it. Mostly shippy things. Also, I liked where Armstrong went with the plot and reliving some of Nadia's past. I didn't see it coming at all.

While there were some irritating bits (oh Q
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Tez
Mar 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The third and final Nadia Stafford novel starts strongly with a fabulous premise. The preceding books in the trilogy don't really work for me, so Wild Justice's revelatory beginning seems like a major upswing.

Until a romance stuffs it all up.

Okay, it's not the romance itself that's problematic, but rather the way it's handled.

They decide to keep it secret.

It's not like either party is seeing anyone else, but they don't want the ex to find out, in case he chucks a tantrum and won't help out at wo
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Clare
Mar 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this series by Kelley Armstrong and was so excited when I heard she had a new book out. And I have to say it did not letme down in anyway at all.
I loved that we got to know more about the main male character in it series and the way that they got closer.
If you like a strong female lead character then these books are for you.
Alela
Jan 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

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For me Nadia Stafford series are the best of K. Armstrong series, so I'm very happy to see the third book is coming out!!!
ALPHAreader
Jul 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nadia ‘Dee’ Stafford is a hitman. After a disastrous career move as a cop, that saw her shoot an unarmed criminal and get kicked off the force, Nadia took herself into the wilds of Canada where she bought a lodge and started a B&B. But to keep her new life afloat she started taking jobs as a gun for hire. Early in her side-career she was taken under the wing of veteran hitman, ‘Jack’, and the two of them have been through a few near-misses and gruelling assignments together.

But never far fr
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Kylie
Jan 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, to get to the end, you have to go back to the beginning.

Jack has found the man responsible for the rape and murder of Nadia's cousin, Amy, and Nadia needs to decide what to do with this knowledge. Of course, going back to the past often brings up memories - and Nadia starts to discover that all was not what it seems.

This is a very satisfactory conclusion to a great series.
Suzanne craib
Apr 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any fans of Kelley armstrong, crime
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This is the third and final book in the Nadia Stafford series and i must say the best by far, it really did keep me gripped till the very end.

In all the books Nadia has had to deal with the murder of her cousin when they were children, Nadia has never overcome this and is one of the reasons why she went in to the hit man world. Wild justice brings all of what we have known about the situation to a close and we finally get a happy ending for Nadia and Jack :)

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As sad as i am that this is the last o
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Other books in the series

Nadia Stafford (5 books)
  • Exit Strategy (Nadia Stafford #1)
  • Made to Be Broken (Nadia Stafford, #2)
  • Perfect Victim (Nadia Stafford #3.6)
  • Double Play / Perfect Victim (Nadia Stafford, #3.5 & #3.6)
“It's so easy to screw up. To make a choice that seems right. Then time passes and you look back and you say, 'How the hell did I do that?' Attitudes change. Insights change. Eventually things you were so damned sure were right become...incomprehensible.” 6 likes
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