REVIEWED BY: Christie
TITLE: Red Fish, Dead Fish
SERIES: Fish Out of Water, Book 2
AUTHOR: Amy Lane
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 330 Pages
RELEASE DATE: August 4, 2017
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.
So, after waiting for what seems like ever, book two in Amy Lane’s Fish Out of Water series is finally here! And let me tell you, it was definitely worth the wait. Packed full of action, suspense, and of course steamy goodness, Red Fish Dead Fish is the sequel we have all been anxiously waiting for.
*In case you have not yet had the opportunity to read Fish Out of Water, I highly encourage you do so before starting Red Fish Dead Fish. Even tho it can technically be read as a standalone, I honestly would not recommend doing so. You will enjoy this book (and the series) much more by reading the books in order.
Anyhoo… Red Fish Dead Fish starts off shortly after Fish Out of Water ends. Jackson has “temporarily” moved in with Ellery while on medical leave in order to recuperate from his previous injuries. Jackson’s townhouse is still standing, but the plethora of bullet holes it sustained last book in a drive-by are being repaired. Even tho Jackson and Ellery were able to collar two corrupt cops, there is still one out there that they could not catch, and he is causing quite a bit of havoc on the streets for our MCs. Tim Owens is quite the sick and twisted sociopath, leaving a trail of bodies in his wake, and with his sights firmly set on Jackson.
Even tho it was a little bit difficult to get into for the first few chapters, I highly recommend reading Red Fish Dead Fish. It is so worth it. Jackson and Ellery have such amazing chemistry! And along with being able to see their relationship solidify and grow, I absolutely love so many of the secondary characters. Most of all, Ellery’s mom (Lucy Satan, according to Jackson) and the nurses Dave and Alex are my favorites. If you have read book one, then you probably know why this is.
Amy Lane, you are one incredibly talented person! I thoroughly enjoyed Red Fish Dead Fish and already cannot wait to get my little hands on the next installment in the Fish Out of Water Series.