The Kill Club

The Kill Club

The Kill Club  

Wendy Heard

On Sale Date: December 17, 2019

9780778309031, 0778309037

Trade Paperback

$15.99 USD, $19.99 CAD

Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological 

368 pages

My Review:

The Kill Club is an enthralling update to Strangers on a Train where a network of people are killing despicable people for each other.

Someone has poisoned six people on the streets of greater Los Angeles. The police working the case know that it is the work of a serial killer because in each case, a playing card is left at the scene of the crime. In the meantime, Jazz is worried about her younger brother Joaquin. His foster mother, Carol, has taken him out of his middle school with the intent to home school him. Jazz, who used to live with them both, believes that Carol has probably been swayed by her ultra-religious church to stop giving him his medicine. Joaquin is a Type 1 diabetic and could go into a coma or die without his insulin. But the Department of Children and Family Services won’t listen to Jazz. Jazz has a criminal record for fighting and has already been thrown out of Carol’s home. What can Jazz do?

The main characters of Jazz, Joaquin, and Carol are well-done and seem very genuine. The detectives are also well-written. When Jazz gets the proposal to “solve her problem permanently”, I felt that I would have taken that solution regardless of the personal cost. It is hard for the reader not to feel empathy for the situation that Jazz has found herself both before and after the “offer”. The Kill Club is a fast-paced and twisty ride that doesn’t let up until its thrilling conclusion. Highly recommended to all thriller fans! 5 stars!

Thanks to MIRA, Harlequin and NetGalley for a copy in exchange for my honest review.

Summary:

A haunting thriller about a woman who attempts to save her brother’s life by making a dangerous pact with a network of vigilantes who’ve been hunting down the predators of Los Angeles.

Jazz can’t let her younger brother die.

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 time.

Then 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 murder 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 good.

All she has to do is kill a stranger.

Jazz soon learns there’s more to fear than getting caught carrying out her assignment. The leader of the club has a zero tolerance policy for mistakes.

And the punishment for disobeying orders is death.

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About the Author:

Wendy Heard, author of Hunting Annabelle, 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.

Social Links:

Author website Twitter: @wendydheard Instagram: @wendydheard Facebook: @wendydheard

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