I recently posted my review for the 6 star read, Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn, and now I have my review for the sequel. You do not want to miss this series!
*RECOMMENDED FOR READERS 18 AND OLDER DUE TO STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL SITUATIONS AND VIOLENCE*
Author Note: Out of Time is book two in a series. It is not a standalone novel. I highly recommend that you read my first novel, Nine Minutes, to be able to understand the background stories of the main characters. There are many twists and turns in both books that can best be connected if read consecutively.
Although I do answer the outstanding questions from Nine Minutes, there is more to this story, and some readers may consider it a cliffhanger. If you do not like cliffhangers, you may want to wait until the third novel is released in 2016. Other readers may be satisfied with the answers and the ending. Regardless of which category you fall into, I hope you enjoy the story.
They thought with his execution it would all be over.
They were wrong.
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?
This series completely took over my life for weeks once I finally picked it up. Both books were devoured in just two days, and then I started a re-read because it was just that good! Grizz and Ginny and Tommy consumed me, and I couldn’t get enough of their intense story. It really was like nothing I’d ever read before.
Jeez, Louise. This book was jam packed full of twists and surprises, right down to the very last sentence. It had answers to things I didn’t even question in Nine Minutes, but now I’m so glad to know these new bits of information. It just all added so much more to the story as a whole, as if it wasn’t exciting and addictive enough on its own!
And again, I cried, so, so much. It was absolutely worth all the pain. I cried through so many different emotions, and I honestly don’t think I’ll ever get over this series and the characters. Especially Grizz… Team Grizz for life!!!! It was hard knowing Ginny was now with Tommy, all while I was head over heels in love with Grizz, but that didn’t take anything away from the story at all. In fact I think it added to it.
The Nine Minutes series is one of the grittiest, most honest and refreshing reads I’ve ever encountered. It cuts right to the core of your very being and imbeds itself so deep in your soul, it ensures you’ll never forget it. I now painstakingly await the release of A Gift Of Time, the third and final book in the series which became a fast favourite.
A GIFT OF TIME – Out Summer 2016!
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Beth Flynn is a fiction writer who lives and works in Sapphire, North Carolina, deep within the southern Blue Ridge Mountains. Raised in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Beth and her husband, Jim, have spent the last 17 years in Sapphire, where they own a construction company. They have been married 31 years and have two daughters and two dogs. In her spare time, Beth enjoys writing, reading, gardening, church and motorcycles, especially taking rides on the back of her husband’s Harley. She is a five-year breast cancer survivor.