Before we even begin I am going to say please do not go any further if you have not read Nine Minutes. This is a follow up novel and you will not blame me for ruining that juicy goodness for you.
Alright, now that that is settled lets get started..
The leader of one of South Florida’s most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs has been put to death by lethal injection. Days later, his family and friends should have been picking up the pieces, moving on. Instead, they’ve been catapulted into a world so twisted and dangerous even the most ruthless among them would be stunned to discover the tangled web of deception, not only on the dangerous streets of South Florida but all the way to the top.
In this gripping follow-up novel to Nine Minutes, Out of Time takes readers from the sun-drenched flatlands of 1950s Central Florida to the vivid tropical heat of Fort Lauderdale to the halls of Florida’s Death Row as we finally learn the gritty backstory of Jason “Grizz” Talbot and the secret he spent his life trying to conceal.
Not even Grizz’s inner circle knows his full story—the tragedy that enveloped his early life, the surprise discovery that made him the government’s most wanted and most feared, and the depths of his love for Ginny, the tenderhearted innocent he’d once abducted and later made his wife.
Once Grizz’s obsession and now the mother of his child, Ginny has spent years grieving the man she’d first resisted and then came to love. Now remarried to Tommy, a former member of the gang, the pair have spent more than a decade trying desperately to live a normal existence far from the violent, crime-ridden world they’d once carved out on the edge of the Florida Everglades. For Tommy, especially, the stakes are high. Desperately in love with Ginny for years, he’s finally living his dream: married to the woman he never thought he could have. But even with the façade of normalcy—thriving careers, two beautiful children, and a genuinely happy and loving marriage—they can’t seem to put the past behind them. Every time they turn around, another secret is revealed, unraveling the very bonds that hold them together.
And with Grizz finally put to death, now Ginny has learned secrets so dark, so evil she’s not even sure she can go on.
Will these secrets tear their love to pieces? And how far will Grizz go to protect what he still considers his, even from beyond the grave?
Review: I decided to try something a little different guys let me know if you like it by commenting below…
This is one that I couldn’t wait for..I needed a minute to gather my thoughts clearly before I could actually write a review. I did love the book yes but there were also some things about the book that I didn’t feel quite fit. It felt more like a collaboration then simply Beth Flynn.
We pick up where Nine Minutes leaves us with Grunt explaining how he found out he was really Grizz’s son and not Blue’s brother AND how it came to be that he fathered one of Blue’s boys. I was expecting this book to be told from Grunt’s POV, considering that book 1 was told from Ginny’s, but in all actuality this book jumped POV’s. It went from 1st to 3rd person often times confusing me a little with everyone adding their two cents. Every person from the previous book turns out to be a major player in this game of chess with Ginny being the only one that is clueless to how this game is actually being played. It made me feel bad for her as her whole life was one big manipulation from everyone she loved.
We do get a glimpse into Grizz’s life before the MC and also the early days of his rise to power since the story jumps from past to present often, revealing who and how things came to be. When I say this book is filled with information overload I am not kidding. Often times I found myself jumping back to Nine Minutes just to make sure I had all the characters straight. We also get introduced to some new characters as well so you can see where “notes” were definitely needed.
There was one thing I hated about this whole book and it was the information revealed by Ginny’s mom. I felt that was a bit too much for this story (totally far fetched even for fiction) and the way it was worked in wasn’t needed. Other than that I was definitely head over heels for this story so 5 stars for this sequel and come on 2016 to close this out!