Book Review: In the Requiem by Hailey Turner

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: In the Requieum
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #5
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 432 Pages
Publisher: Hailey Turner
Release Date: May 22, 2018
Available at:  Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Never let go.

Weighed down by scandal, Captain Jamie Callahan must choose between saving his family’s reputation and his father’s political aspirations, or taking down the enemy once and for all. Choosing one over the other will have lasting repercussions he can’t escape. Whatever path Jamie ultimately picks, Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan will be right by his side to face the consequences. Kyle knows in a situation like this the only way out is through. Together they can make it to the other side, but surviving that journey will take everything they have.

One last chance.

Agent Sean Delaney is learning what it means to be part of Alpha Team through trial by fire. He wouldn’t change it for the world, nor would he give up the life he’s building with Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin. But their time together is threatened by outside forces they can’t outrun. Having put the nightmare of Boston behind him, Alexei is focused on keeping his family safe, but he can’t have eyes on everyone. Alexei knows he can’t ignore the danger on the horizon, and when it strikes, he is unprepared for the tragedy it leaves in its wake.

Risking it all.

The odds are stacked ever higher against Alpha Team, and outmaneuvering a precog is a daunting, almost impossible task. Jamie knows something has to give, and when it does, it just might break him the way nothing else in his life ever could.

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Review: Okay, this was a near perfect ending to the Metahuman Files series. Which is saying a lot considering it started out slow and I was getting a little nervous that I was in for a long ride. But then, wow, it just takes off and doesn’t stop. Nonstop until the end. Once the action starts, you are on the edge of your seat and every emotion known to man is forced into your system. I didn’t know if I was coming or going, but I did know that I cried some serious ugly tears. And hummed a long sigh of relief at the end when it was over and our team made it out nearly whole on the other side.

This was a nail biter, on more than one front. We have relationship statuses to contend with, a war to fight, a team that is on edge, and we have casualties. The casualties almost did me in. My heart was cracked wide open from the immense emotional and mental anguish heaped on one of our main characters. I knew this was the last book and I was questioning whether the author would really be so cruel as to end that relationship on such a dire note. Holy crap, every page I kept expecting things to turn around, but time was passing by and I had no choice but to assume the absolute worst. Bravo Hailey Turner, well done. You got me, and you got me good.

Rest easy, folks. The saga is over, but the happy endings arrived for most everyone. Battles were hard fought, and won. Families are settled, and secrets are no longer locked in the closet. This was, by far, the hardest story for me to read, and that is saying something considering the torture Alexei and Sean had to deal with in an earlier book. But trust me, it wasn’t easy but it was worth it. Highly recommended.

Overall Impression: I loved it!

*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*

Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2018, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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