Author: Keri Lake
Release Date: July 9, 2015
My Rating: 4.5 Stars
Ricochet is dark, twisted, and is not for the faint of heart. This is my first book by Keri Lake, and without a doubt, it won't be my last. Her writing is compelling and vigorous and I was enamored from start to finish.
Three years ago, I had everything.
A beautiful wife.
A reason for living.
UNTIL...his wife and young son were brutally murdered by a Detroit gang, that was massed together by Michael Culling, the mayor of Detroit.
Nick Ryder has become a fearless, masked vigilante, who is tormented by his wife and son's murders. He was supposed to have died right along with them...he still wishes he had. Unable to cope with the memories of that horrific night, he is out for revenge and is prepared to raise havoc upon the one's responsible. The last words he whispered to his dying wife...
"Every one of them will die-painfully and mercilessly."
"The promise fueled my will to survive."
Nick's driving force for revenge is none other than Michael Culling's wife, Aubree.
"A man who'd kill for the women he is clearly obsessed with. That's the real pain."
Aubree Culling (aka Pistol Lips) is a strong, resilient, young woman who has the misfortune of being married to the psychotic mayor of Detroit, Michael Culling.
To the world they are the perfect couple, but behind closed doors, Aubree is living with a sociopathic monster. The last five years that she's had to endure with this man have been gruesome. Her only hope is to someday escape the nightmare that she lives daily.
If I were to succeed, I'd be hunted.
If I failed, I'd be killed.
Nick kidnaps Aubree during a masquerade charity ball that was being held in honor or her, as well as a celebration of the opening of a new cancer center.
Not initially, but after some time, something shifts, and the chemistry that has sparked between them is undeniable, but neither one wants to admit it.
Nick finally realizes that Aubree isn't anything like her maniac husband...that she is a 'victim' too...and that's when the connection is made.
"Not a monster. Not some Stepford bitch. A victim."
"There's sweetness to your poison, Aubree - as intoxicating and beautiful as it's deadly."
"I'd kill for you."
To divulge anything else would take away your experience from Nick and Aubree's story. A story that is merciless, barbarous, and callous. It's a story about revenge, but also about healing, love, and second chances. It's a dark romance with some hair-raising scenes that may make the fainthearted squeamish. If you love dark, twisted reads with a fearsome hero and remarkable heroine, I definitely recommend reading Ricochet.
I give Ricochet 4.5 Crazie Stars ~Kim