Friday, June 26, 2015

Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond

Initiated to Kill
by Sharlene Almond

My rating: 4 stars

Publication Date: January 14, 2015
Publisher: Whiskey Creek Press LLC
Genre: Mystery | Thriller | Suspense
Print Length: 350 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Two men, two different generations, both initiated into a powerful organisation that throughout history has sought control and use their power for destruction.
Two men leaving behind a wake of murder, revenge and vengeance. Two men that will stop at nothing, playing a game that only they know the rules.

One man roams the dark London streets for his victims, preying on women of the night. While the other stalks his victims in Seville, Spain; knowing that only he could uncover the true motives of one of the world’s most infamous serial killers – Jack the Ripper.

Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond

Initiated to KillFor generations, a powerful, secret organization has been setting the stage for their complete control working hard to destroy all who stand in their way, creating fear in their wake. Two men, trained to be horrific monsters leave nothing but pain, death, mutilation and fear in their wake.

Remember Jack the Ripper? Was he one of these trained killers, lurking in the shadows of London? Fast forward to contemporary Seville, Spain, rich in history and color. Another monster is determined to turn these streets into the same midnight horrors that once befell London, long ago. Who is behind these killings? Who is pulling their strings?

Annabelle is deaf, but instead of crippling her, it has given her an ability to tell truth from lies through “tells” that everyone has. When her best friend goes missing, followed by more young women, she may be the strongest weapon the police have in hunting down this maniac.

Initiated to Kill by Sharlene Almond is a dark and twisted mystery that takes readers through a labyrinth of death, destruction and secrets so dark, that the shocking revelations will border on unbelievable! In the finest fashion of dark mysteries, there is grit, terror, and even the change of POVs adds to the depth of development as Ms. Almond carves up each page into a tale that will not allow its readers to put it down. Cleverly plotted, we are taken from the bowels of London to modern day Seville, where history is repeating itself in a foul and gruesome way. Ms. Almond skillfully meters how much to reveal in precise doses, including why our heroine is deaf. Everyone has a dark secret and Annabelle is no exception.

Love the grit of a good mystery? Able to hang on to the edge of your seat for a few hundred pages? Looking for a thriller that is NOT easy to guess what is happening? Sharlene Almond has created cringe-worthy reading that begs us all to follow the clues to an ending you will not see coming!

I received this copy from Sharlene Almond in exchange for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like an intriguing whodunit. Thanks for the good review. :)
    @dino0726 from 
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  2. Thanks for the great review. Appreciated.