Book review: Killing It

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Killing It, Asia Mackay
Thanks to NetGalley and to Bonnier Zaffre for an advance copy of Killing It, the debut novel by Asia Mackay.

Meet Lex Tyler, licensed to kill and the new James Bond. But this special agent is different in that she’s also a new mother returning to work for the first time.

I loved this first novel from Asia Mackay. I found it refreshingly different and couldn’t put it down – until the last chapter, which dragged on a bit and, in my opinion, could have finished several pages earlier. BUT … the rest of it was fantastic and more than made up for the slow ending. I loved the setting. I loved the characters. And I loved the great writing.

What I particularly liked was the way Mackay described a procedure, giving it its own terminology, and then later in the book, she used that terminology without repeating the explanation – I already knew what it was. I thought that was very good writing.

Aside from a few typographical errors (mostly lower case letters for proper names), and the unnecessary detail at the end, there was nothing I didn’t like.

If you like your special agents and enjoy a little OTT entertainment, then read this book. I’m already looking forward to the next one in the series.