M/M Novels

Fair Chance Novel [All’s Fair #3]

Novel: Fair Chance

Author: Josh Lanyon

Genres: Crime, Thriller, Romance

Released: 2017

Part of Book Series: All’s Fair #3

Summary: Ex–FBI agent Elliot Mills thought he was done with the most brutal case of his career. The Sculptor, the serial killer he spent years hunting, is finally in jail. But Elliot’s hope dies when he learns the murderer wasn’t acting alone. Now everyone is at risk once again—thanks to a madman determined to finish his partner’s gruesome mission.

When the lead agent on the case, Special Agent Tucker Lance, goes missing, Elliot knows it’s the killer at work. After all, abducting the love of his life is the quickest way to hurt him.

The chances of finding Tucker are all but impossible without the help of the Sculptor—but the Sculptor is in no position to talk. Critically injured in a prison fight, he lies comatose and dying while the clock ticks down. Elliot has no choice but to play this killer’s twisted game and hope he can find Tucker in time.

Post’s Author Opinion:
Note: This is a personal opinion, it does not reflect YaoiOtaku’s official position towards the novel.

The third and last book of All’s Fair series is definitely the most anxiety inducing. It just came and punched me repeatedly.
One important note about this one: probably shouldn’t be read as a standalone. I think most series can be read out of turn or you can only read certain volumes, but with this one you really have to read the first novel as well. The plots are tightly connected and you’d be lost without some background.

That being said, I loved that the plot is connected to the first book. Reading the second one I knew this was coming, but I wasn’t sure if the Sculptor would be a secondary case or not. Well, it turns out the Sculptor wasn’t quite done yet, still had some things planned.

Elliot and Tucker are as great as ever, they are well set in their routines, life’s pretty good, but when Tucker went missing, oh my, I felt that. Reading the novel I knew this was coming, but I still didn’t want to believe it until I saw the words. There was the question if Tucker’s disappearance was connected to the Sculptor, was it related to another case he was working on, or he bailed and left Elliot. Well, we all know which one of those options is not it.

I missed not having Tucker around for a few chapters and I was worried about what his captors might do to him, but the mystery around it and the want to know what happened kept me turning page after page. I dreamed of reunion. I even got myself some wine to share with the characters when that happened.

The series ended on a really neat note, I like it, I’m satisfied, and I might just keep the novels close in case I would want to read them again.

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