I love supporting my online friends and Laura's The Assassin was a book that excited me from the moment I learned about it. Twitter has introduced me to so many people, and writers and I have found some amazing books that have found their ways to my favourites bookshelf.
Cassie Morgan is one of the brightest young stars in the FBI. Her latest assignment? Investigating Connor Anders, a rogue agent who is considered a living legend to some.
After a run-in with Anders goes wrong, Cassie is given a unique opportunity. Anders offers her a deal, hoping to keep the FBI off his own back. If he helps Cassie catch a serial killer known as The Assassin, she'll stop investigating him. But working with on the other side of crime has consequences, and soon Cassie finds herself on The Assassin’s radar.
Now, Cassie and Anders must locate the killer and bring him down, all while keeping their partnership a secret and hiding Cassie so she isn’t The Assassin’s next victim.
If you haven't read this novel you need to go and buy it now. I'm not saying that because Laura is one of my friends but because this novel is ridiculously great. I loved how the suspense and engagement from this novel created a bubble that I didn't want to leave.
As a UK citizen I didn't really know much about how the FBI works but as an avid fan of all the CSI shows, along with Bones and Criminal Minds I can see how although this might not be exactly what happens in real life it definitely stuck with what I knew about the FBI. This brings me to Cassie Morgan, our main character.
First things first, I freaking love badass, rebellious woman. I feel strongly about a woman who knows and gets what she wants and Cassie does exactly that. She doesn't allow the constraints of the FBI to stop her in her beliefs and actions throughout the novel. She is a brilliant character and honestly I cannot wait for the next instalment.
Anders was a brilliant character. He seemed so mysterious and his chemistry with Cassie was off the charts. I loved how even though he was her mission she shot him in the leg and then ends up working with him to bring in another bad guy.
Overall this novel was fast-paced and had high stakes which keep you on the edge of your seat. Definitely pick this up if you're looking for a decent crime novel with a female twist.
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