Title: Twisted Threads
Author: Kaylin McFarren
Genre: Romantic Suspense (more on the suspense side although some heavy scenes are there for your enjoyment!)
Akira Hamada, a beautiful Japanese geisha, failed at killing Kaito Mitsui two years ago—the same yakuza gang leader who destroyed her lover and forced her to become an assassin. Now, with his sister’s murderer traveling to the Caribbean on a cruise ship, Akira has ten days at sea to identify her target and complete her assignment as her penance, or face her own death. But falling in love with her target’s nephew was never part of the plan and may prove to be her undoing
I didn’t realize when I started to read this book that it was a part of a series, so now I wish I would have read all of them. It can definitely be read as a standalone though, and I would highly encourage you to pick it up.
Twisted Threads was so well written, structured and developed. It definitely made me use my brain to keep up with everything and try to solve the puzzle, so if you are looking for a “lose yourself” sort of book this is not for you! It is suspensful from the get go, and sucks you in so that you have to finish it and know the whole story.
This is the story of Akira Sota and how she is a total bad ass! Even the first few chapters showed just how much of a bad ass she is and it just got more fast paced from there. I loved the setting of the story, I loved all of the characters, and I loved how it had every single type of thing I could want in a book. It had the romance (although at times I was a little confused by the side conversations and realized some things might have been explained in previous books but it definitely made me want to go back from the very beginning and them all), it has mystery an intrigue, and a murder!
In order to rid herself of the life that she knows – a geisha- she must complete one last task and that is to find out who killed her masters sister. In order to do that, she must go on a cruise (how fun!) and meet with the people who have been identified as the murderer’s. It is when she becomes close – well too close if you want to keep it real- to the couples nephew Devon that she might not accomplish what she has been tasked with. But could it lead to other things? You will have to red to find out!
I give this book 4 stars because while it can be read as a standalone, it might have been all the better if I had started from the beginning. I enjoyed the book and would definitely recommend you picking up a copy and meeting everyone!