Conscience (Bellator Saga #2) by Cecilia London

ConscienceAn escape plan foiled….
A determined woman….
One last tiny sliver of hope….
Jack will find me.
The Fed wants answers. And Caroline is determined not to provide them. They pull out all the stops, testing her sanity, testing her strength, testing her humanity.
Jack will find me.
Subject to cruel and merciless treatment at the hands of a government she once trusted, Caroline clings to her sole lifeline, her only chance at maintaining her tenuous hold on reality: her memories of her husband, Jack, her children, Marguerite and Sophie, and the friends who mean the world to her.
Jack will find me.
But what happens when hope starts to fade? How long until her interrogators cross over into the unspeakable sadism she fears? How long before she finally breaks apart?
Part Two of a Six Part Saga. Conscience (approximately 120,000 words) is not a standalone and must be read after the first book in the Bellator Saga, Dissident. All books in the series end in a cliffhanger. For readers 18+. This book contains adult situations including graphic violence, explicit (consensual) sex and light BDSM, psychological and physical trauma, and an oftentimes raw, dark, and gritty plot.

CreativeDeedsReadsDisclosure1After I finished the first book in the Bellator Saga, Dissident, I mentioned that I walked away with more questions than answers. In case your curious, Conscience answered a lot of them, but not totally. The second book in this saga gave readers a little bit more insight into what lead to the horrific future that is depicted, but not a full explanation. Since that’s pretty much the definition of ‘suspense’ I can’t get too upset. After all, there are 4 more books left for Cecilia London to play with our emotions. I’m pretty sure she’s up to the task.

Conscience picked up pretty much where Dissident left off. If readers didn’t figure out how ruthless the new government was before, it was pretty evident within the first couple of chapters. This book pretty much brought out every emotion imaginable, but the strongest were polar opposites… Love and Hate. Love – this was probably the strongest of all the emotions and it was felt between Caroline and her children, friends and especially Jack. Hate – there were so many people that brought out this emotion, I don’t even know where to start. Intermingled with both of these were terror, humor, fear, remorse and so much more. I’d be remiss though if I didn’t include lust in that list. As promised, the heat between Caroline and Jack was definitely turned up a notch or two. 😉

The unique formatting of Conscience is pretty much the same as Dissident. The chapters alternate between The Past and The Fed. I not only expected it in the second book, but it was a welcome diversion. The Fed chapters were so intense, violent and emotional that a break into Caroline’s memories into The Past was not only an escape for Caroline, but for the reader as well. As the end of the book grew closer, those glimpses were less of an escape. That’s okay though because by the time I got that far, I couldn’t put the book down.

As the author also promised, Conscience ends in a cliff hanger and more hangs in the balance this time than at the end of Dissident. Even more questions are raised and that makes me want the next book sooner rather than later. As I said before, for being a new author, Cecilia London definitely has this ‘evil author’ thing down pretty good.

DragonFlyRating5

 

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