Jazz Will Stop At Nothing To Save Her Brother Their Foster Mother, Carol, Has Always Been Fanatical, But With Jazz Grown Up And Out Of The House, Carol Takes A Dangerous Turn That Threatens Thirteen Year Old Joaquin S Life Over And Over, Child Services Fails To Intervene, And Joaquin Is Running Out Of TimeThen Jazz Gets A Blocked Call From Someone Offering A Solution There Are Others Like Her People The Law Has Failed They Ve Formed An Underground Network Of Helpers, Each Agreeing To Eliminate The Abuser Of Another They Re Taking Back Their Power And Leaving A Trail Of Bodies Throughout Los Angeles Dubbed The Blackbird Killings If Jazz Joins Them, They Ll Take Care Of Carol For GoodAll She Has To Do Is Kill A Stranger This book reminds me of something that I just can t quite put my finger on and it s driving me crazy This is one of those ripple effect kind of books You do one thing then that thing make another thing happen and so on and so forth When you re desperate, why wouldn t you take what seems like a fairly reasonable, albeit deadly, deal There are rules set in place of course and you must follow them, but sometimes you re just damned if you do and damned if you don t I flew through the first 75% of the this book When the big reveal came, I was like wait, who Somehow I was at a complete loss that s how little this character seemed to take my notice Oopsie So I was fairly disappointed there But then of course, it hit me and I was all DOH In any case, regardless of a rather muted reveal and a couple of questionable things I really enjoyed this book.Moderately paced, addictive and I just fell in love with Jazz and Joaquin And I also really liked the ending, regardless of the slight predictability Ya Heard wink If the movie The Box had an elicit affair with Hitchcock s Strangers on a Train, The Kill Club would be the murderous revenge filled wife.The first half of this book had me held in rapt attention, flipping pages with abandon With The Kill Club, Wendy Heard has offered up a gripping and thought provoking plotline with a badass main character Would you be willing to kill a toxic person from a stranger s life in exchange for an equally bad person being eliminated from yours A bit of quid pro quo, execution style First rule of murder club, don t talk about murder club Sign me tf up Hell yeah, can I get a two for one discount The second half of the book quickly becomes frenzied and rash I didn t find it nearly as riveting as the first half It was wordy at times causing me to do a bit of skimming Although I hadn t guessed the unmasking at the end, I still didn t find it to be a gasp worthy revelation.All in all this is a terrific thriller with a fresh plot I look forward to what comes next from this author.3.5 Stars rounded down I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. So you decided to make a deal with the devil.but the devil doesn t deliver his end or does he Welcome to The Kill Club First rule of murder club, don t talk about murder club I loved this line Wendy Heard has dished out a thrilling ride with this book Upon starting it, the overall theme rang a bit similar to another book I had just read The Other People which I loved, by the way Yet the concept may be similar, the story line went into a completely different direction.Random murders are happening all over the city People are terrified to leave the house, as people are being killed off in very public places There is a serial killer on the loose that leaves his calling carda playing card at the scene of the crime Every victim is killed by an injection of poison that brings them to a painful death By the way, if my Starbucks tastes at all funky, it will promptly go in the trashjust sayingyet the detectives are stumped, because the killer seems to get a bit sloppy at times and sometimes he is dead on perfect in his techniques.I loved Jasmine a gritty, hard working girl, that has seen some very dark things in her life Working long days at Trader Joe s she is just trying to make ends meet When her brother Joaquin s life is in danger, she feels she must do whatever it takes to save him Would she have to draw the line at murder Would you Feeling lucky to get the ARC Wendy Heard is amaaaazing.
Wendy Heard was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in Los Angeles When not writing, she can be found hiking the Griffith Park trails, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, and haunting local bookstores.
- 368 pages
- The Kill Club
- Wendy Heard
- 09 August 2017 Wendy Heard