Audiobook Review: Tangled Threads (Elemental Assassin #4) by Jennifer Estep

May 14, 2014 4.5 Bullet Rating, Audio Book Review, Book Review 2 ★★★★½

Tangled Threads by Jennifer Estep
Series: Elemental Assassin #4
Also in this series: Web of Lies, Venom
Published by Pocket Books on April 26, 2011
Genres: Fantasy, Urban Fantasy
Pages: 357
Format: Audiobook
Source: Personally Purchased via
Amazon four-half-stars
I’d rather face a dozen lethal assassins any night than deal with something as tricky, convoluted, and fragile as my feelings.

But here I am. Gin Blanco, the semi-retired assassin known as the Spider. Hovering outside sexy businessman Owen Grayson’s front door like a nervous teenage girl. One thing I like about Owen: he doesn’t shy away from my past—or my present. And right now I have a bull’s-eye on my forehead. 

Cold-blooded Fire elemental Mab Monroe has hired one of the smartest assassins in the business to trap me. Elektra LaFleur is skilled and efficient, with deadly electrical elemental magic as potent as my own Ice and Stone powers. Which means there’s a fifty-fifty chance one of us won’t survive this battle. I intend to kill LaFleur—or die trying—because Mab wants the assassin to take out my baby sister, Detective Bria Coolidge, too. 

The only problem is, Bria has no idea I’m her long-lost sibling . . . or that I’m the murderer she’s been chasing through Ashland for weeks. And what Bria doesn’t know just might get us both dead. . . .

Tangled Threads is the fourth installment in Jennifer Estep‘s Elemental Assassin series.  This series keeps up the pace flawlessly and I am running through these audiobooks faster than any series to date.

I know I have said it before, but it really has been some time since I gobbled up a series like I have with the Elemental Assassin series.  I just don’t want to stop and love that each book is consistently wonderful.  In Tangled Threads Gin Blanco aka the Spider is being seriously pushed out of her comfort zone with feelings and relationships.  *shudders* I love the personal growth taking place with the characters.  The Elemental Assassin series is also so much more than just a book about an assassin.  Gin’s past is still nipping at her heals and she still carries around the scars from it.   However, seeing her more exposed and confronting coming clean with those she loves makes for a beautiful story with heart and soul.

It is hard to go into specific examples because so many of them would be HUGE spoilers if you have not read the previous books, but the focus is certainly shifting to family.  Some by choice and some by blood.

Audiobook thoughts:   Lauren Fortgang is a goddess of narration.  There I said it!!!   Fortgang’s narration gets stronger and stronger in each of these books.  The voices take on more and more characteristics in a delightful way.  The pace is well done and consistent.  Honestly, there is not one negative thing I can say.

I rate Tangled Threads 4.5 out of 5 Bullets!

4.5 Bullet Rating

I personally purchased Tangled Threads via  All opinions are my own and are not influenced in any way.

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