Whew… The hunter became the hunted in The Murder Club, who then went on a prowl.
The Murder Club provided revenge and freedom from the abusers in cases where even the law and cops had forsaken them. One such person was Jazz whose foster mother beat her up and locked her brother in a boarded room. A missed call on a strange flip phone soon reached Jazz. The Kill Club had come to help. A murder for a murder.
My first book by author Wendy Heard, I was quite amazed by the writing which pulled me with its concept. Terror struck my heart at the decisions that Jazz took. Some of them were quite reckless. Though unlikable, she had redeeming qualities. Love for her brother came through.
The story started strong, then lost its steam midway when it became a pure action sequence, followed by a surprising end. A string of murders by a serial killer too added to the intrigue in the plot. The reveal was a shocker for me as I least expected it.
The book had all the makings of a thriller movie, and I would love to see it explode on the big screen. A captivating, yet disturbing read with a main character who just grows on to you.
I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
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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 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 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 good.
All she has to do is kill a stranger.
Publication Date: December 2019