Requiem & Reverie By Keri Lake



Title: Requiem & Reverie
Series: The Sandman Duet #2
Author: Keri Lake
Genre: Romantic Thriller/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 13, 2019


It takes a killer to catch a killer.
And no one understands the motives of ruthless murderer, The Sandman, quite like Rhett Voss. 
Having spent his childhood in the shadows of the deranged lunatic, he’s become an expert on the topic. Killing is in his blood, and as a hitman for hire, Voss maintains a steady diet of carnage, himself.
Except lately, it’s lost its appeal. Until he’s enticed to track down the clever Sandman who has his sights set on Nola Tensley.
The stunning single mom is a distraction Voss can’t afford, but to catch his elusive kin, he needs to watch the next victim closely. Consequently, stalking her soon becomes a dangerous obsession, turning a friendly game of cat and mouse into more than he bargained for, when someone close to Nola goes missing.
Suddenly, it’s no longer an old vendetta fueling Voss’s need to hunt down his enemy, but new stakes that are sure to mean more bloodshed. Voss knows better than anyone, though: to draw a killer out of hiding, one must have the right bait.
And both of them want Nola.




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Keri Lake is a dark romance writer who specializes in demon wrangling, vengeance dealing and wicked twists. Her stories are gritty, with antiheroes that walk the line of good and bad, and feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.  When not penning books, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and their rebellious Labrador (who doesn’t retrieve a damn thing).  She runs on strong coffee and alternative music, loves a good red wine, and has a slight addiction to dark chocolate.




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descriptiondescription3.5 Stars

I enjoyed this duet quite a lot. This book picks up right after book one, and we get more twists and turns and revelations (one which completely ruined Voss for me…sigh). I enjoyed the cat-and-mouse game with the Sandman and the author did a good job of keeping us on our toes. All the characters remained intriguing, and the ending wrapped things up in a satisfactory and somewhat opening ended way.
descriptionUnfortunately, even though I enjoyed the book, I couldn’t rate it as high as I did book one for two reasons. One, I was hoping for more of a twist with the Sandman. I think the revelation of who he was, was extremely obvious. In fact, I laid my theory out to a friend after book one and I had it 98% right. So I was a bit disappointed with that. My second issue, and this is a spoiler so only click on it if you don’t mind being spoiled!!! (HIGHLIGHT TEXT FOR SPOILER) I wish the author wouldn’t have had Voss rape Nola’s sister in the past. Yes, he was forced to choose between raping her or her dying. Yes, he stopped halfway through, but…no. It ruined Voss as a character for me. And it ruined the romance between Nola and him. Personally, “I” don’t think the author needed to go so far as to have him stick his dick in her. He could have stopped before that point. In fact, he never even tells Nola what he did. So it seemed a bit gratuitous to me. Alas, that was just a “ME” issue and I doubt it will bother many people.

Even with those two issues this was still a very good duet and I can’t wait to see what this author has up her sleeve next. 


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