May 1, 2019

Title: Remnants of Evil
Series: McAllister Justice #6
Author: Reily Garrett
Genre: Romantic Thriller
Release Date: April 28, 2019
 
Fear is an illusion banished by courage.
 
Two months after escaping an underground prison, Abby is determined to redefine her limits by testing the boundaries defining her existence. 
 
Practicing law fulfills her need for order and consistency, but chaos soon decimates her neat and structured life. When a psychopathic killer draws a line in the sand, she’s forced to choose between her need for independence and the security of police protection. 
 
Royden has spent his adult life hunting society’s worst criminal offenders. Assigned to work with a McAllister wasn’t what he’d envisioned when relocating to Portland, but everything changed after meeting his partner’s sister. When death comes searching for his new family, each clue leads either to a dead end or more possibilities. 
 
Join the McAllisters, their better halves, and their dogs in an exciting romantic thriller.

5 out of 5 stars
Remnants of Evil is the sixth full-length and I believe the final book in the The McAllister Justice series by one of my favorite suspense writers, Reily Garrett. Each one can be read as standalone but they do intersect. If you want Royden and Abby’s full story then I suggest you first read Carbon Replacements.
Months after the scare of their lives, Royden and Abby decide to take a vacation. A much needed one. Only, it’s cut short due to a threat. An attempt on her life. They thought their lives were back to normal but they were very wrong. It was about to get a hell of a lot more twisted.
Abby is a lawyer and used to a good fight. She wasn’t going to let some psycho take her independence away. She knew her overprotective brothers and boyfriend would be watching her even if she doesn’t see them. Even if she tells them not to. She would never admit it but she loved that about them. And it helped that their better halves were the same way. Hackers and all were badass and helpful. In an illegal way. Lol
I don’t want to spoil anything so I leave it at that. I will say that there are lots of twists and turns. I read it pretty quickly since I wanted to find out what was going to happen next. And it was brilliant to get the killer’s POV.
Overall…it’s a suspenseful, sexy, at times even a funny ride. I loved the characters. The family bond. The story. The heat. The laughs. The twists.
Quotes:
“We’ll see this through, Abby, whatever it is.”
…It’s a scare tactic, cowboy, and I won’t scare so easy.”
She loved the taste of him, the sight of his losing control, and the knowledge he would always be there to catch her.
Reily is a West Coast girl transplanted to the opposite shore. When she’s not working with her dogs, you can find her curled up with a book or writing her next story. Past employment as an ICU nurse, private investigator, and work in the military police has given her countless experiences in a host of different environments to add a real world feel to her fiction.
 
Over time, and several careers, many incidents have flavored the plots of her stories. Man’s cruelty and ingenuity for torment and torture is boundless, not contained by an infinite imagination. Witnessing the after-effects of a teenager mugged at knifepoint for a pair of tennis shoes, or an elderly woman stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver for no apparent reason, left an indelible impression that will forever haunt her subconscious. In counterpoint, she has observed a woman stop her vehicle in severe, snowy weather to offer her own winter coat to a stranger, a teenager wearing a threadbare hoodie. Life’s diversities are endless.
 
Though her kids are her life, writing is Reily’s life after. The one enjoyed after the kids are in bed or after they’re in school and the house is quiet. This is the time she kicks back with laptop and lapdog to give her imagination free rein.
In reading, take pleasure in a mental pause as you root for your favorite hero/heroine and bask in their accomplishments, then share your opinions of them over a coffee with your best friend (even if he’s four-legged). Life is short. Cherish your time.
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