Review: Shooting Scars by Karina Halle

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Shooting Scars (The Artist Trilogy #2)
Karina Halle

Sometimes the right choice can be the deadliest.

When Ellie Watt made the ultimate sacrifice for Camden McQueen, she never thought it would be easy. But walking away with her ex-lover, Javier Bernal, in order to ensure Camden’s safety has brought a whole new set of dangers. With Javier’s plans for Ellie growing more secretive by the moment, Ellie must find a way to stay ahead of the game before her past swallows her whole.

Meanwhile, Camden’s new life is short-lived. Fueled by revenge and pursued by authorities, he teams up with an unlikely partner in order to save Ellie. But as Camden toes the line between love and retribution, he realizes that in order to get back the woman he loves, he may have to lose himself in the process. He might just turn into the very man he’s hunting.

Told in dual POV from Camden and Ellie.

My Review:
5 stars hands down!
Oh my goodness! **Spoiler Alert** Another flippin' cliffhanger! *** End Spoiler*** Ms. Halle loves to torture a reader and keep them on the edge of their seats, while also wanting to fling the kindle out the window. The horror of it all!

Okay back to the book. Loved it. I've never read too many romantic suspense thrillers, just because I don't find many that catch my attention. This series did and it's definitely a unique fusion of all three. You definitely have to read Book 1 and the Prequel before indulging in this rollercoaster ride. I still find Book 1 as my favorite, but this was an epic follow-up. Read them, believe me, it's worth every second of your time.

It continues off book 1 and follows Ellie Watt, who's now in Javier Bernal's clutches. He's her ex-boyfriend who viciously ripped her heart out and slapped it back in with holes a plenty. Well it's been six years, people do get over things like that right? He's not there for love though (or is he?), and Ellie is horrified when she realizes what he needs her for just might be the answer to what has her all messed up. But what's the price on shattered hearts these days? And, in leaving with Javier, she's also left behind her new love, Camden McQueen. He's got his child and ex-wife to take care of, but things are never what they appear to be when Ellie Watt is involved. `Tis the life of a Con Artist right?

A tumultuous ride through the lives of three epically messed up souls who bring to each other more than any of them can imagine. If you haven't read Ms. Halle's work, what are you waiting for? This series is amazing! Full of love, thrills, emotional hang-ups and of course....there will be blood.

Thank you so much to the author and the publisher for letting me read this eARC for an honest review.

Read the Prequel and Book 1 of The Artists Trilogy:

Author Bio:

The daughter of a Norwegian Viking and a Finnish Moomin, Karina Halle grew up in Vancouver, Canada with trolls and eternal darkness on the brain. This soon turned into a love of all things that go bump in the night and a rather sadistic appreciation for freaking people out. Like many of the flawed characters she writes, Karina never knew where to find herself and has dabbled in acting, make-up artistry, film production, screenwriting, photography, travel writing and music journalism. She eventually found herself in the pages of the very novels she wrote (if only she had looked there to begin with).

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently splits her time between her apartment in downtown Vancouver and her sailboat, where a book and a bottle of wine are always at hand.

Darkhouse is her first novel and the first one in the Experiment in Terror Series. Things only get better from here on in.

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  1. Got to love a good cliffhanger. The cover looks great.

  2. Great review! Wasn't it awesome? I love this series so much!