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January 16, 2020

The Hitwoman Goes to Prison by JB Lynn ~ a Review

by Donna Huber

After a tough week and a kind of boring book, The Hitwoman Goes to Prison was exactly what I needed to lift my mood. The antics of Maggie's menagerie and the predicaments she finds herself in had me smiling the whole time.

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Have you ever had a book dedicated to you? I've been mentioned in the acknowledgments of a few books (as well as published scientific papers), but this is the first time I had a book dedicated to me. If you want in on the bathroom joke, check out my review of her first book The First Victim. It was the start of a wonderful friendship which I thought culminated in her visiting me last year, but this dedication tops it all. So incredibly nice and appreciated but not necessary.

December 2019; ebook (194 pages); cozy mystery
I always know that I'm in for a fun read when I pick up one the Hitwoman books (there are 21 books and a novella in the series) and I was definitely needing a pick-me-up. I haven't felt too motivated to read since my dog Charlie died last week; he always snuggled with me while reading. I knew if anything would get me out of my funk it would be this book. And I was right.

Matilda definitely added a new sense of levity to the series. And since I know the real story, it was fun seeing how Lynn wove the details into fiction.

A question that I've had for a while was finally answered in this book. It is a little detail, but it was driving me crazy. Darlene's husband seemed to have disappeared the last few books and I started to wonder if he had been killed and I forgot. There is a brief, one-sentence mention of him in this book so now I know. You can read the book to find out for yourself.

Speaking of Maggie's sister Darlene, she is the main source of family drama in this installment. The others are pretty chill and really come to Maggie's defense this time. We continue to see Templeton's softer side. Early on in this series, he seemed kind of creepy. We know hasn't always been on the up and up. So I have to wonder if we are being lured into caring about him, only for him to face mortal danger.

If you are in need of a quick, fun pick-me-up, then this is a book for you. Don't be turned off by the number of books in the series. They are all quick reads and you don't necessarily have to read the previous ones to enjoy this one.

Buy The Hitwoman Goes to Prison at Amazon

P.S. If you are wondering, I took the book with me when I needed to go to the bathroom since I didn't want to put it down.

Donna Huber is an avid reader and natural encourager. She is the founder of Girl Who Reads and the author of how-to marketing book Secrets to a Successful Blog Tour.

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