Ghostface Killer by M. Never
Published by Indie on March 29, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
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Once, I was nothing.
Hungry, abandoned, wandering, and alone. An adolescent street rat fighting for crumbs.
Then a chance encounter changed my entire world.
A man in an expensive suit asked me how much my life was worth.
I didn't have an answer, because I didn't know.
He asked if I thought it was worth killing for for.
Impulsively, I said yes...
He found me, then fostered me, and in the interim turned me into a killing machine. A modern day La Femme Nikita.
Now, I only have one mission. To avenge the death of the man who saved me.
There's an invisible war on the streets. Us against them. Family against family. Power against power.
They call me Ghostface Killer because they never see me coming.
I understand the weight of that danger.
Because now here I stand, three months pregnant with the barrel of a gun pressed to my head cause I never saw him coming...
I’ve really enjoyed M. Never’s dark books so of course I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book. The blurb had me hooked. I love female hitmen so I will say that my expectations for this book was a little high.
When I read the prologue that explains how Stevie ended up under Benny’s wing, I was so intrigued and couldn’t get enough of it. It was dark, raw and extremely gritty. Stevie goes through a horrific incident that leaves a mark on her for years. Then we jump 10 years later and we are introduced to the current Stevie. The Ghostface killer that she was trained to be.
While staking a mark, Stevie learns that she has this intense attraction to him. Quickly, lines are blurred and she can no longer fulfill her duty since she’s starting to fall for him. Thus begins a taboo relationship.
Baz has more connections to Stevie than she originally knows. He also suffers from some mental illnesses that causes him to be a bit crazy at times. I really enjoyed how he was portrayed and the different sides to him. At one point, he is the sweetest and charismatic man. At other times, he is downright terrifying.
While I enjoy the idea of the plot, I personally felt like the intensity and the darkness fell a little flat for me after the prologue. It really set me up with high expectations and unfortunately it didn’t completely follow through. This is just a personal preference. I like it dark and I just felt that it should have stayed that way. While there was certainly some suspense and drama throughout the book, I just needed more.
Overall, I did actually enjoy the book but I just needed more. I think this would be a good book for anyone who likes dark reads with a bit more lightness to them. If that makes any sense. Please don’t let my rating fool you. I did enjoy it and I think many people will absolutely love it. I’m a huge fan of M. Never and I can’t wait to get my hands on her next book.
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