Review: Till Death by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Genre: Adult, Romance, Mystery, Contemporary
Pages: 400
Series: None
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow

4 Stars

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Till Death is a mystery and a romance. Sasha Keaton, who left her home town ten years ago after a close escape from a serial killer called ‘The Groom’, is now coming back to help her mom with the family business. She left many people behind when she left town, and one them was her then-boyfriend, Cole Landis, who is now an FBI agent and wants to give things another shot with her.

But while they’re trying to see where their relationship could go, women start to go missing again, and even though they thought the Groom’s reign of terror died with him, that my not be entirely true.

Sasha is understandably scared about what’s going on, but she wants to deal with it head on. She wants to live her life. At first, it seems as if that could be possible. That maybe everything that’s happening doesn’t have anything to do with her. But the book has occasional excerpts from the perspective of the serial killer which tell us that it all has everything to do with her. And it soon becomes evident to Sasha and Cole as well.

Speaking of Sasha and Cole, I liked their relationship. They had a past and a lot of chemistry. I loved reading their scenes and interactions, and their romance was really sweet. There were times when I felt that things were maybe moving a bit too fast, and they were, but it didn’t bother me too much.

Cole and Sasha had a healthy relationship and they were very supportive of each other. Cole was her rock in everything she was going through and Sasha herself handled things really well. There were times when Sasha tried to push him away but he stuck by. The best thing about Cole was that he was very straight-forward. He said what he felt and didn’t let any misunderstandings come between them. He was very pro talking-things-out, which saved us from a lot of angst. We need more people like him.

The story was really good and interesting. Jennifer L. Armentrout has a writing style that’s flows so well that you don’t even realize when you’ve already read a hundred pages. I read the novel in two sittings (sleep came in the way).

The only things that disappointed me was that most of the events were… predictable. I saw many revelations coming, even the one about who the serial killer was. There weren’t any ‘holy shit!’ moments and that’s a bummer because I love those, and they’re quite necessary for an effective mystery novel. Though the tone was set very well. Definitely one that could make you a tiny bit paranoid, especially if you’re reading in the middle of the night.

I really enjoyed reading this book. I loved the characters and the balance between the romance and mystery. It’s worth checking out; even more so if you’re only just venturing into the mystery genre.

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