So the first book was good, really good. This one was just wow! Right up there on the suspense, action, romance, well-researched plot, and skillfully..Show More »-written scales. I understood the need to show the brutality of the villains and Ms McCallan does manage the write violent scenes without being nauseatingly graphic BUT, and this is just me, the children... I struggled everytime the children were mentioned. They are the reason for so much that occurs but it is still heart wrenching to read/listen to.
By the time the start to truly uncover the real reason behind all this murder and mayhem, I was left thinking how absolutely feasible this is in this screwed up world we live in... and that frankly is just too scary.
So I'm eager for the happily ever after at the end of this series because this author has done too good a job of weaving a disturbing scenario where my belief doesn't need to suspend very much and I need me some HEA to relax again.