About Death of an Assassin
Technically, Layla hasn’t killed anyone. Ask the witnesses. It was a misstep here, a trip-and-fall there—accidents happen.
And Layla is paid very well to ensure that they do.
Her mother once traced their lineage back to ancient times. Go flip through The Odyssey. Some great-great-great grandmother is in there beckoning sailors to rocky deaths. For eons her kind has made it their business to bring hapless men to quick and messy ends. Layla can’t help it that Saint Roch City has job listings for someone who can cause blameless death. You go where the work is.
When the most difficult hit of her career goes sideways, Layla finds out that what she’s been told about her own history may not be so accurate. And there is no forgiveness in the business of assassinations. When you’re paid to kill someone, there better be a dead body.
Either the mark’s—or yours.
Reviews for Death of an Assassin
That is a strong first novel, let me tell you. You get to dive in from the first chapter, and the story grips you without letting go - until you finish. So get prepared to read in one sitting!
Death of an Assassin has a lot of qualities. The first one is its main character. Layla is very mature, and I loved her analytic mind. Her voice is super easy and nice to read, and she’s super intelligent. I especially liked the fact that she was a strong woman, without being steely and invincible - I loved how humane she was [...]
I received an ARC of this fantastic debut novel from the publisher in exchange for an honest review and I am really impressed :) when you try out a new author, you never really know what you'll get... ;) even if the reviews are good, even if that person was recommended to you by a trusted #BookBestie... ultimately, it's always a gamble... ;) and it's an ever bigger risk, when you read a debut novel from a newbie author :) so I had my doubts and fears going into this book... don't get me wrong, I was also excited, because [...]