27863207 Unraveled by Jennifer Estep
Kindle Edition400 pages
Expected publication: August 30, 2016, by Pocket Books

GoodReads Summary:
After the shocking revelations of the previous book, Bitter Bite, the world of Ashland’s become even more sinister, and Gin Blanco (aka Ashland’s most fearsome assassin, the Spider) no longer knows who—or what—she can count on. Only one thing is for certain: danger and new enemies await Gin in Unraveled.

What could go wrong when you’re trying to unravel a decades-old conspiracy?

As the current queen of the Ashland underworld, you would think that I, Gin Blanco, would know all about some secret society controlling things from behind the scenes. I might be the Spider, the city’s most fearsome assassin, but all my Ice and Stone elemental magic hasn’t done me a lick of good in learning more about “the Circle”. Despite my continued investigations, the trail’s gone as cold as the coming winter.

So when Finnegan Lane, my foster brother, gets word of a surprising inheritance, we figure why not skip town for someplace less dangerous for a few days? That place: Bullet Pointe, a fancy hotel resort complex plus Old West theme park that Finn now owns lock, stock, and barrel. At first, all the struttin’ cowboys and sassy saloon girls are just hokey fun. But add in some shady coincidences and Circle assassins lurking all around, and vacationing becomes wilder—and deadlier—than any of us expected.

Good thing this assassin brought plenty of knives to the gunfight …

My Review:
Now that Finnegan Lane's back to being himself, things seem to have gotten lively around Ashland, or at least around Gin, again. This is a rousing romp of a story that just seems a bit more lighthearted than the previous books. Maybe the author decided it was time for a little relief from all that tension of the last several books. I gave it a four-star rating, but it's a bit of a weak four stars. The next book is due out in a few months and I am sure the tension will be back up. But just because this is a fun romp instead of a dreadful, dark tension filled thriller is no reason to skip it. By all means, this is a great late summer read. Gin gets the bad guy, of course. In fact, Gin gets a lot of bad guys and has a great time doing it!

Pocket Books and NetGalley provided me a digital copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I am not being compensated in any way. All opinions are fully my own. This book is expected to be published August 30, 2016
~Judi E. Easley