What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?
As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.
So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.
Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …
Warning! Mild spoilers below.
Unraveled picks up weeks later after the events of Bitter Bite left off. Gin looking for more information about the Circle which has been hard to find and her latest leads turn out to be nothing but dead ends. Fortunately, Gin soon gets a call from Finn who has inherited a a Wild West themed resort and park from his mother. Although Gin has a bad luck when it comes to vacations, she agrees to go with Owen, Finn, and Bria decide to check the place out and take this opportunity to get more info about the Circle. However, upon arriving at the park Gin soon learns that things aren’t what they appear to be and its not long before Gin and her group discover that getting out of the park is not going to be easy.
Overall, I believe Unraveled was another great installment of the Elemental Assassin series and as Roger Ebert would say: I give it two thumbs up!
Honestly, Jennifer Estep once again proved to us that she still has the passion to write which you can see in her characters and writing. Some authors make you feel like you have read the same book before but with Jennifer Estep that’s not the case.You won’t get bored with each new book instead the love you have for the Elemental Assassin series grows with each new book.
That being said, I highly recommend Unraveled to anybody who’s a fan of the Elemental Assassin series. Although we don’t get much answers about the Circle, Unraveled does sets us and Gin up for the next future books as she finally has a way to get to the Circle, learn more about her mother’s role as one its members, and why was she killed.
*I received Unraveled from Gallery, Threshold, Pocket Books via NetGalley in return for an honest review.*