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July 31, 2015

Review: The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition by @JB_Lynn_author

by Donna Huber

Cover: The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition

Friday 56

My friend beamed her approval. "You might need this, but I'm not sure since you seem to have a lot angels around you."
"Angels? I asked, thinking of the man who'd changed my tire.
Ignoring me, she picked up her oversized purse and began rummaging in it. After a long moment, she triumphantly whipped something gout. "Here you go."
I stared at her offering, a slightly tarnished teaspon.
She waved it at me indicating I should take it.
Grabbing the handle, I murmured, "Ummm, thanks?"
"You're going to need it," she assured me. 56%

The Review

"You know it's going to be a bad day when a nun is giving you the evil eye."

So begins another adventure with Maggie Lee, the slightly neurotic hitwoman.

All summer I kept searching for something fun and fluffy to read. It was becoming quite the unfulfilled craving and I was getting frustrated. I remember thinking I wanted something like JB Lynn's hitwoman books. So when the 10th book in the Hitwoman series hit the shelves I gobbled it up - almost reading the entire book in one sitting.

The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition was a delightful read that would make the perfect poolside reading entertainment.

Maggie's life is crazy as usual but with the quickly approaching time of bringing her niece Katie home to care for, Maggie is almost at the end of her rope. Decisions and changes must be made. Her insane mother isn't helping any and the attack may be the last straw for Maggie's frayed nerves. So her aunt signs her up for a retreat because that's what Maggie needs - rest, relaxation, and some pampering. Unfortunately it was the flaky twin that set up this vacation. But it did have the right location - on the estate of her next hit. Speaking of location, is Maggie really leaving Insuring the Future and going to become a real estate agent? That should provide for some fun times.

If you haven't started the series yet, don't be scared away by this being the 10th book in the series (you can read this book on its own). All the books in the series are quick reads filled with laughter and tears as Maggie bumbles through life collecting a myriad of pets and people that she would kill for.

I love this conversation with Aunt Susan,
"In fact, I'm bringing a new friend home."
"How many legs does it have?" Susan asked suspiciously.
Mortified that Gladys had heard that, I felt my cheeks begin to burn. "She has two. Two legs, two arms, two eyes."
"Is it humans?" Susan asked.
Gladys chuckled.
"Yes, she's human. How else would she have two legs?" I hissed.
"Have you seen that cat of yours?" Susan replied mildly.

I don't think this has ever happened before when reading a book, but when I read the last line I heard "Dun dun da da dumm" as the ending is quite ominous and seemed to require the accompaniment of old mystery movie music.

If you are looking for some fun read for the last few weeks of summer, I highly recommend this book and the entire series!

Buy The Hitwoman's Act of Contrition at Amazon

Book info
available formats: ebook
published: July 2015
genre: cozy mystery, humor, romance
source: author
read: July 2015

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  1. This sounds like a fun story. I haven't heard of this series before and will have to add it to my wishlist. This week I am spotlighting Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Mary Wingate - a cozy mystery. Happy reading!

  2. I haven't heard of this book or this author. I hope you enjoy it!

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  3. I can hear the ominous music, too, as I read these excerpts. Enjoy! Here's mine: “AT RISK”

  4. Fun snippet! Happy Friday!
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  5. This sounds entertaining and I'm glad to know I can just jump in with this book!

  6. I haven't heard of this before but it sounds like fun!

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  7. Maggie Lee sounds like a fun and fascinating character. I think I'd enjoy this series.

    My Friday post features The Reluctant Midwife.

  8. Sounds very fun and I love the cute skull and crossbones:)

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  9. It definitely sounds like a very fun read. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing. :D

  10. LOL needs a tsp to get some sugar, right?! Good one!
    Happy weekend!