Author: Jennifer Estep
Release Date: October 8, 2019
Elemental Assassin Book #18
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Review Copy Source: Author
The truth won’t set me free—but it will probably get me killed ...
As Gin Blanco, aka the assassin the Spider, I’m used to having a target on my back. But ever since I started investigating the secret society known as the Circle, that target seems bigger than ever.
Still, I’m trying to relax and enjoy the events leading up to my friends’ wedding when I learn that an old enemy has returned to Ashland. And that’s the just beginning of my latest nightmare. Soon, I have Circle goons watching my every move, but I have no choice but to continue searching for a key piece of evidence against the evil group.
The deeper I dig, the more horrifying secrets I uncover, and the more dangerous things become for me and my friends. Just when I think I finally have a handle on things, a shocking revelation shatters my heart and leaves me with an ugly realization—that betrayal is the sharpest sting of all ...
Plenty of action and suspense. Lots of danger and deceit. I don't see myself ever getting sick of Gin Blanco.
It's getting really hard to review these books after 18 have come and gone. I don't want to give away any spoilers and I also don't want to continue to say the same things I have said in the past (ie: I love Gin, I love her friends, I love the world, etc).
SHARPEST STING continues the Circle storyline. We get some pretty big revelations and we finally get to meet the uncle. I knew he was evil because of the things that have been revealed in past books, but I was still really shocked by the level of evil that came out of him. A new character is introduced and he stirs some things up on multiple fronts. Some good, some bad.
I don't know why, but I still really want to see Gin and Owen get married and have babies and fight to keep them safe. I can't imagine getting sick of Gin and her friends. Bring me more.
I gave it 4/5 stars
* This book was provided free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.