Title: Red Fish, Dead Fish (Fish Out of Water book 2)
Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 4, 2017
Genre(s): Gay Mystery / Romance
Page Count: 352 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
They must work together to stop a psychopath—and save each other.
Two months ago Jackson Rivers got shot while trying to save Ellery Cramer’s life. Not only is Jackson still suffering from his wounds, the triggerman remains at large—and the body count is mounting.
Jackson and Ellery have been trying to track down Tim Owens since Jackson got out of the hospital, but Owens’s time as a member of the department makes the DA reluctant to turn over any stones. When Owens starts going after people Jackson knows, Ellery’s instincts hit red alert. Hurt in a scuffle with drug-dealing squatters and trying damned hard not to grieve for a childhood spent in hell, Jackson is weak and vulnerable when Owens strikes.
Jackson gets away, but the fallout from the encounter might kill him. It’s not doing Ellery any favors either. When a police detective is abducted—and Jackson and Ellery hold the key to finding her—Ellery finds out exactly what he’s made of. He’s not the corporate shark who believes in winning at all costs; he’s the frightened lover trying to keep the man he cares for from self-destructing in his own valor.
What an exciting read with no moments for he main characters to catch their breath.
My heart really goes out to Jackson. He had a crappy childhood which he was able to overcome and make something of himself only to slowly have it start to be ripped away. All it takes is one crazy person, Owen to rip what he has started to rebuild of his life apart once more and he hits just keep on coming.
The one good thing that is constant in his life is Ellery but if he does not watch his back he may either lose him or if he keeps pushing then he is going to end up pushing him away. The thing is Ellery is not giving Jackson up without a fight.
Ellery is in love with Jackson but at the same time he does not want to admit this too Havkson yet because it may just be the one hung that Jackson will use in order to push him out of his life.
It is not that Jackson is not in love with Ellery cause he is but Jackson does not see himself as good enough for Ellery. Jackson is scared he has nothing to offer but Ellery is willing to do what it takes to prove Jackson wrong.
In the midst of proving to Jackson that he is worth loving, both men have to work together to unravel and find Owen the serial killer that is fixated on Jackson before Owen gets what he wants.
This was an extremely exciting read. It has danger, mystery, murder, and suspense. There is not a dull moment in this read. With each turn of the page, something new is happening and if you blink you just may miss something. Can’t wait till the next book in this series comes out.
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