An escape plan foiled…
A determined woman…
One last tiny sliver of hope...
Jack will find me.
The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity.
Jack will find me.
Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her.
Jack will find me.
But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears ? How long before she finally breaks apart?
Conscience is not a standalone and must be read after the first book in The Bellator Saga, Dissident. Trigger Warning: This book contains graphic violence and psychological and physical trauma, along with an oftentimes raw, dark, and gritty plot.
For readers 18+. Ends in a cliffhanger.
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I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
How do I put into words this masterpiece of a book? Cecilia. You slay me with your words. This story? I cried, I laughed, I cried some more. I simply lived.
We are immediately thrown into the story the moment it begins. The Fed wants answers. And Caroline refuses to give it to them.They stop at nothing to get her to talk. She is physically and emotionally broken down. A shell of what she is, all she has left are her memories. But deep down she will always remain Caroline Gerard. Conscience truly attests to the resiliency of the human spirit. Caroline is a fighter. Whether she realizes or not, she is fighting for her love, Jack. Her girls. And her friends. Despite not knowing their fate.
As in the first book, Conscience is also told in a series of flashbacks between past and present. The present is brutal. It hurts. It’s gritty, raw. Violent even. But the author portrays it in a way that you feel like you are in that dark and dreadful room with Caroline. The writing is so raw and honest. Consuming. Your heart will race. But the past? It’s beautiful. Gut wrenching, and left me breathless. I am in such awe that the author brilliantly balances the past and present. As things progress within the government , we are given the feeling that something is about to go down. But what we always felt, past or present, is the love between Caroline and Jack. Unyielding. Relentless. Their love is incomparable and transcending. Their love runs deep.
There is so much that happens in this book. Some things are revealed and come to light. And in true Ms. London fashion, we still have questions at this point. However, the way the story slowly unravels will have you on edge the entire time. As long as this book was, I never felt it. I craved the next page. Even when forced to put down the book, I often found myself thinking about reading it. The author’s seductive and alluring prose is what makes this saga addicting. If this is what every political thriller, romantic suspense book is like, then sign me up!
My heart pounded through every page. Every single one. Through the declarations of love between Jack and Caroline. To the raw and grittiness that occurs. I was absolutely invested in the story from the moment it began. The writing is truly superb as the author perfectly orchestrates a story of love and hope even in the face of danger and evil. As in the first story, the romance and suspense are perfectly balanced as there are twists and turns we never see coming.
Conscience holds you captive. It was powerful and all consuming. While I absolutely loved and enjoyed the first in the series, she certainly DELIVERED on this one! I ended this in tears. So overwhelmed with every emotion. If I could give it 100 stars I could. Why aren’t we talking more about this book and series? Isn’t this what reading is about? To challenge us? Push us out of our element? To make us believe, to hope, to dream. To love? Fiercely and whole heartedly? What a thought provoking, profound and brilliant story. This is a story pushes you, feeds your soul, and satisfies your inner romantic. To the author. You left me in pieces. Shattered. But I’m trusting the process. Knowing that some day. Somehow my heart will be made whole again.
Cecilia London is my pen name. I am a native Midwesterner who never thought I'd end up in Texas and yet here I am, determined to help Keep San Antonio Lame. I have been known to dabble in the practice of law. I can apply Simpsons quotes to everyday life, and I live for baseball season. I've been writing off and on since I was a kid, but never really thought I’d have any idea that could turn into a single novel, let alone a series. There aren't many books about how dystopias/totalitarian political regimes come into existence, and I wanted to touch upon that topic while still maintaining a primary focus on the epic romance. The Bellator Saga is my first published work.
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