Unraveled by Jennifer Estep

51xwMaW-ncL._SY346_It seems there is never a shortage when it comes to the list of people trying to end the life of Gin Blanco. The woman known as the Spider may look like an average female at first glance, but regularly concealed underneath the black clothes she often wears are numerous weapons because she is a skilled assassin. In the fifteenth book of the Elemental Assassin series, Gin and those with whom she closely associates must fight for their lives in the unusual setting of a theme park. Jennifer Estep takes her beloved characters on a risky venture packed with danger and lots of unexpected humor. I would be laughing one moment at one of Gin’s sarcastic thoughts, and then shortly become breathless because of unforeseen peril that could end her life in an instant. While I always enjoy every book in the series, I must say this story is particularly rewarding. UNRAVELED is a memorable adventure that will be fondly recalled again and again.

After recently being told about a group known as the Circle and how it masterminds all the criminal activities in her town, Gin Blanco is diligently looking for any information related to the organization. She was under the impression her demands ruled the Ashland underworld, but hearing she is not the one in control makes her determined to gather facts and stop those who seem to be exceedingly influential plus confident about not getting caught. Yet every time Gin gets a possible clue which might tell her about the mysterious group, nothing helpful is actually found.

Since she feels completely frustrated because there are no leads and does not know what to do next, Gin agrees to accompany her foster brother Finnegan Lane to the amusement park that he just inherited. Bullet Pointe has rides and a swanky hotel, all geared toward an Old West theme. So Gin and Finn along with her boyfriend Owen plus her sister Bria will be spending a relaxing weekend away from her problems in Ashland. But instead of a peaceful couple of days, the four individuals find themselves once again in the middle of threatening situations.

Gun fights, secrets and family issues are some of the concerns troubling the Spider in the latest Elemental Assassin story. After all the complications caused by Finn’s relative in the previous story, Gin had hoped for at least a short reprieve before she found herself confronting bad guys again. But there will be no rest for her when a new group that may be her most dangerous enemy yet is exposed. Not much is known about the Circle and its members, so information needs to be quickly learned or more lives may be at risk. Gin and three others may appear to be on a vacation, but uncovering crucial facts is always on their minds.

While Gin does have to battle some individuals who are not quite human, where she has to prove who is the most cunning, there are numerous scenes scattered throughout the story dealing with subjects that are very personal to her. How her mother died and why has affected her for a long time. Since a shocking detail about her mother was revealed in the last book, she also wants proof of its accuracy by discovering the truth soon. There is more amusement in the story than usual, and I was certainly delighted by all the comical thoughts and comments having to do with the western theme. Gin dressing up as a saloon girl is especially hilarious. Jennifer Estep makes UNRAVELED entertaining with enthralling developments and plenty of surprises.

Copy received from publisher

Series:  Elemental Assassin – Book 15

Publisher:  Pocket

Releases:  August 30, 2016

Purchase:  http://tinyurl.com/jen98ax

Genre:  Urban Fantasy

Author website:  http://www.jenniferestep.com/

Rating:  4.5 Stars

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