"There is no place to hide from evil..."
Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted December 30, 2015
Sometimes life hands you such a raw deal that it's easy to
question your worth, intelligence and expectations. At the
hands of an abuser, the victim is fighting for survival.
Some people manage to keep their heads above
water and if lucky—luck surely plays some part in it—
they wind up in a better place. Leaving these memories
behind is a whole other story. You can't easily erase your
past—it is who you were—but it doesn't have to be who
Kate and Margo were products of their own hell of a
childhood winding up together in foster care, and their bond
Christina Faraday and her son Evan were pure evil and
greed. It didn't matter that Christina habitually cheated
on her soon to be ex-husband Donald or that Donald bailed
out Evan several times. The two were obsessed with the fact
that Donald wanted a divorce and was moving on to a new
life with another woman.
There was no real concrete plan—just reactive violence to
follow in the wake of these two heartless people. Once
they began, their reign of terror continued relentlessly.
And now their sights are set on Margo's sister Kate and her
Kate is one tough woman but even she needed help. Luckily
for both Kate and Alex, Ben Knight stepped in and would
hopefully level the playing field. Kate is a remarkably
resourceful person but facing a depraved vengeful force put
her once again in a very vulnerable position. This time she
isn't just fighting for her own survival. She has Alex to
In short EVERYTHING SHE WANTED is a very scary book perhaps
because it mirrors so much of what abused people go
through. There's a thread of hopelessness that
weaves through all their stories. In EVERYTHING SHE WANTED
Jennifer Ryan created Haven House, a respite for those that
need a safe place. Not a panacea but an option—hope. But
in EVERYTHING SHE WANTED, Ryan clearly illustrates that
there is no place to hide from evil.
The Hunted series is centered on a ragtag group of
survivors. These characters managed to escape the horrors
of their youth, develop close friendships albeit a family
of sorts and fashion solid successful productive lives.
EVERYTHING SHE WANTED is extraordinarily well thought out
and written. Page after page Jennifer Ryan pulls you
further into the drama with carefully planned executed
scenes, almost a diorama, of evil that you feel deep
down. Jennifer Ryan's dialog is second to none. Warning—
EVERYTHING SHE WANTED is chilling and addictive.
New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Ryan returns to
The Hunted series
Ben Knight has spent his life protecting those in need and
helping abused women escape their terrible circumstances.
He’ll stop at nothing to save the lives of his clients,
especially the hauntingly beautiful Kate Morrison, a woman
threatened by a man whose wealth allows him to get away with
Kate’s days spent as a social worker, fighting for those
unable to help themselves, means she’s spent her fair share
of time in a court room. She and Ben have crossed paths, but
never that professional line. When he agrees to aid her in
putting Evan Faraday behind bars where he belongs, she must
trust the sexy lawyer with her life and that of a precious
Will Kate learn to trust Ben in time to save herself, and
will they have a chance to explore the love blossoming
between them before it’s too late?
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