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Kill a Spy

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Good not not quite hitting the peaks of the other two in this series. I did enjoy reaching the conclusion of this.
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The book is a total page-turner and mind-blower. After the first chapter, I knew, that I have to reserve the evening for this one!

The story is not so simple - the world of the killers is not just black and white, so is relations. Do not know how to trust, what can be said, how not be uncover the true identity and the main aim. 

The plot is so complicated that it really requires focusing on what is happening and what are the relationships between the characters. The world of shadow, secrets, and hiding has its own rules to follow.

I shouldn't started from the last book in the series, because I feel that I'm in the middle of something that I do not really understand, so, please PLEASE don't do it like me. Just start from the very beginning and then we can discuss it and get into this world.

I have to read the previous ones, cause the writer is doing such a great job if we talk about the tension, keeping readres' attention and create a nice story to discover.

Definitely good one for a long evenings.
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This book was received as an ARC from HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.

Being a fan of the Bourne series and in the mood for a mystery thrill-ride, I jumped at the chance to read Kill a Spy. My heart was racing, my jaw was dropping, and my adrenaline spiked to the highest level while reading this book. The job Michael Kensington had as an MI5 agent and how it was up to him to disclose this elite secret group of agents trying to take over the world and all will be lost if Michael fails. With twists, and turns like no other, the book kept my interest peaked and it is definitely a book you can read in one sitting (at least that is what I did). We are looking to build our mystery collection at our library and I am super stoked to add this title to our collection and recommend it to our library community.

We will consider adding this title to our Mystery collection at our library. That is why we give this book 5 stars.
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This trilogy is amazing. I have read each book as it became available – and I highly recommend reading the books in quick succession to keep names and plot points fresh – and it’s just been a whirlwind of spies, assassins, double-dealings and intrigues. These are obviously some of my favourite things so I was definitely in the target audience here. Howe creates believable characters that you can’t help liking despite their moral ambiguity. The plot is fast paced and electric, and even the romantic subplot didn’t put me off in balance with the other elements. Highly recommend.
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Neva and Michael oh how I love these two! Book three in the series.

We are a few weeks on from book two Kill or Die and we are now following a serial killer who is believed to have links to the network. The biggest link is the similar look of each victim. If Michael can spot it surely others can, they all resemble Neva! The question is why would the network kill people who look like Neva instead of just killing her? 

So first off it sounds like this is the last book in this spy series and I am absolutely deverstated the killing eve and  Jason Bourne on steroids this series is advertised as doesn't even do it justice. I went into the house of killers hesitantly and that book preformed and if its even possible each book has gotten better. I am not ready to say bye to this series! 

So if you've read books 1 and 2 you already know the key is to assume everyone is a spy until proven otherwise and trust absolutely no one. So that's exactly how I entered book 3 and when I tell you I was right on the money with the killer and others even I was surprised how my suspicious mind had nailed it! Yet I wasn't even the slightest disappointed that I had got it so right. Because once all the "twists" are made apparent there are some lightening bulb moments that happen and if we read properly the author had told us these things ages ago. U will know when u get there. So buckle up because this book will blow your mind!!

Michael ofcourse is working for MI5 and is working the profile for the serial killer. He is also struggling with his feelings for Neva after she was exposed to be lying at the end of book 2. He hasn't heard from her and yet as he sees each murdered victim all he sees is Neva. 

Neva is in deep cover but she I'd left with a moral dilemma as she is certain that Mia is in danger of being activated and is struggling with the decision of whether or not to warn Michael as doing so will expose her. 

The great thing about book 3 is we get to hear more about Nevas past and we get to be part of the first time she rebelled against the network. I really enjoyed this side story and loved the journey that storyline enthralled. It was interesting to see the fall circle play out and how that one indecision lead her down this path of "self discovery". 

We also spend more time with Beth who I've always secretly loved! Get ready for that whirlwind of emotions! 
Plus we get to know a bit more about Neva's German spy mother. Who I hated on principle but I must say I grew to really like her! 

All in all a lot of death a lot of spy's and a lot of twists! 
I happily recommend this book along with book 1 house of killers and book 2  kill or die. This is one of the best spy series I've ever read and I love the fact its English spies also. The writing is done so cleverly that you find yourself sympathising and humanising assassin's!! Every character detail has been written to perfection. Not one word is irrelevant and that's what makes Samantha Lee Howe a very talented author. EASY 5 STARS

Thank you netgalley, Harper Collins publishers and Samantha Lee Howe for the digital advance reviewer copy (due to a download issue I purchased hence late review) in exchange for my fair and honest opinions.
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This is not a stand alone novel at least it wasn't for this reader and review.  It was hard to understand all the different characters and the romance didn't really make any since. That being said Samantha Lee Howe is a must read author. The authors ability to story to tell a spy story will have fan of Jason Borne, and James Bond head over heel in love with her.

The story moves along quickly meeting characters from other books who are in the spy and double spy world.  Each chapter is told though a different character in the book which will take some times getting used (at least for this reader). 

Kill A spy kills in back story that will fill in any questions readers have. The author is at the top of the game with her writing, story telling I can't wait to read book 1 and 2 of the House of Killers series.

Thank you to Netgalley for the advance copy of Samantha Lee Howe Kill A Spy
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Not for the squeamish.  This book includes graphic details of violent murders.  Being the third book of the trilogy, it should not be read without having read the previous two.  The book continues the stories of Neva, a Network assassin and Michael, MI5 agent and a sleeper assassin of Network.  Neither this or the second book live up to the expectation of the first.  The ending was disappointing making a lot of the previous story irrelevant.  
Although this book wasn't for me I'm sure a lot of people will enjoy it.  I could imagine it being made into a film of TV series with some of blood and guts toned down.
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Kill a spy is the third and last installment in “The House of Killers” trilogy and OMG, what a finale! Michael and Neva’s story got a perfect closing but also left the door open to maybe meet them back in a few years. I would love to know how their lives are going!

This is not the kind of series where you can read each book as a stand-alone. Here is imperative to read them all in order, and if you read them close in time even better, as it’s a really intricate story with lots of details and plots being referenced throughout the three books that you won’t be able to truly appreciate unless you read the whole series. It’s a tremendously entertaining spy story so it would make for some great binge reading.

I love spy stories where you know you can’t trust anyone cause everyone could be a mole or a double agent and when that results in some OMG moments once they’re revealed.

The story picks up right where book 2 finished so it starts already on a high and the pace doesn’t slow down at all until the very end. I became so engrossed I read it almost in one sitting (and that’s quite a feat for me especially because I read it while on vacation and I barely have time to read then).

I loved all the glimpses into the past that helped us understand the current events and, most of all, Neva’s past and present. We already knew about Michael but she was still a bit of an enigma.

There were some graphic descriptions so maybe proceed with caution those faint of heart.

All in all, a fantastic trilogy where you can see the story play out in your mind as if you were watching a movie.

After a domestic suspense and a spy story I can’t wait to see what Samantha Lee Howe comes out with next.

Thanks to NetGalley and One More Chapter for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review.
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What a fantabulous, gripping, mind-blowing and unputdownable thriller! I have been following this series from the start and I don't think we readers (or should I say fans?) could have expected a better ending to our favorite series. There's closure in every sense - be it Neva and Michael's conditioning, Neva's history (childhood) and a mole in the MI5. 

Samantha Lee Howe is a fabulous writer and I am in awe of her storytelling. I am a little sad that I won't get to read more of Michael and Neva's adventures as this is the third and final book in the trilogy. Having said that, I hope Samantha is planning a spin-off series. Also, I would love to see this series being made into a TV series or film (fans of this series would agree with me.)

The mystery is well-maintained throughout. Tension is at an all-time high, especially in the latter half of the book - a nail-biting adventure. 

Highly recommended to spy thriller lovers.
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What a great ride!from page one of the first page in the series until the last page of the third book I couldn’t put them down. So many twists and turns I didn’t see coming. With this series Samantha Lee Howe has moved towards the top of my favorite author list.
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Kill a Spy is the third and final instalment in The House of Killers series and it's an altogether terrific and satisfying finale. Neva is a beautiful female assassin who was trained from an early age to be cold, devoid of emotion and ruthlessly efficient but also to stringently maintain a lack of attachment bonds to other humans so she is the only one she herself relies upon. However, the time has come, and she has officially gone rogue and turned her back on the Machiavellian company that put her through intense, gruelling training since childhood and MI5 agent and lone wolf Michael Kensington is the one tasked with locating her. He has returned to the Archive, a clandestine unit of MI5, and has tried his utmost to forget about Neva, to push her to the back of his mind since he feels she betrayed him spectacularly. He knows she cannot be trusted, but Neva wonders why she cannot remember anything that happened after fleeing Michael and the spooks including the incident she has been accused of perpetrating. The mission he is set is to conduct an under-the-radar investigation into a series of increasingly horrific murders where each victim appears to have been chosen to look as close to Neva’s description as possible especially the unique and beautiful strawberry blonde locks she sports. 

Elsewhere, within the Network, Annalise is now the one giving orders and is looking to consolidate her power at any given opportunity. She hopes to have a huge influence over future assassins at the firm and exactly how they decide to shape them for dangerous real-world action. Will she be able to build her empire unimpeded? Not if Beth and Mia have anything to do with it. With Neva and Michael reuniting for the final time, will those who wish to see the Network burn get their desire? This is a compulsive, exciting and action-packed spy thriller with never a dull moment and a great way to close out the series. Howe ramps up the tension, drama, peril and body count from the previous instalments and makes sure it is a conclusion to remember. Featuring betrayal, murder, espionage and counter-espionage, the children who were conditioned to act a certain way to be adopted as an asset are seeking revenge for the erasing of their past and their inability to cope with life outside of what they have been taught. Laden with lies, violence, deception, duplicity and people who simply can not be trusted, it moves at rapid-fire pace, and although Michael and Neva are so far removed from our world, Howe manages to make them both relatable and respectable. Highly recommended.
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Kill A Spy is the third instalment in the House of Killers series and it’s just as gripping as the first two. You are thrown straight into the action from the start, it’s tense and gripping with a massive body count that will keep you turning the pages. Thank you to NetGalley, One More Chapter and the author for the chance to review.
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In the third House of Killers book, the body count is rising as women who look similar to Neva are being brutally murdered.  Neva is still in hiding while looking for a way to clear her name, while also taking out the rest of the Network. Ben & Mia have gone into hiding from the Network, but it may be too late.  Before it all went down in the previous book, Neva had warned Michael that there was a mole in M15 and the Network was planning to activate Mia.  Ufortunately, no one took Neva seriously........now is it too late?
I love these books.  They are addictive.  If you have ever watched Killing Eve, that is what I imagine when I see it all unfold.  The author does such an excellent job with her writing that I feel like I can really see it all play out.  You definitely want to start with book one, so you aren't lost, but once you read one you will be hooked just like I am.  If you love a good thriller, then this series is perfect for you.  I highly recommend it!
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Book three in an absolutely brilliant trio! So much going on, so much explained, so much left unanswered.  This is truly an exceptional series that I wish could go on forever. Thrilling, suspenseful, fun and a spectacular body count.
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House Of Killers Book 3

The house of killers has always had one objective: to train class warriors that would elevate the Network from the national to the international - the amateur to the elite. It was the perfect poison.... Radicalisation by virtue of not knowing any different. They never expected their most notorious child to claw his way back to the breaking heart of MI5. Consumed with hurt and rage Michael Kensington has his own objective: Neva. But as the body count rises like a tide that will sweep them all in to oblivion, Neva will stop at nothing to make him understand that everything is at stake. 

Once I started reading this book I found it really hard to put down. This is the third and final book in this series. Filled with deceit, lies and where no one can be trusted. This is a very well written story bit I don't want to say too much about as I don't want to spoil it for potential readers. It also has multi-layers. I do recommend reading the first two books in this series so that you get all the background story and don't miss out on anything.

I would like to thank #NetGalley #HarperCollins UK #OneMoreChapter and the author #SamanthaLeeHowe for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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Kill A Spy by Samantha Lee Howe is the explosive ending to the House of Killers trilogy that left me disappointed to end my time with Neva and Michael but very intrigued about their future.

For a character who has been trained at a young age to be devoid of emotion and detached from any human bond, Neva is surprisingly relatable and complex.  I started the trilogy fascinated by this perfect assassin, and my adoration never changed or wavered.  She can be anyone, find anyone, and kill anyone without being discovered.  She is a shadow.  But a shadow with a complex history that has come back to haunt her in more ways than one.

The ending surprised and shocked me, but it is the ending that must be.  I always love when I am surprised by a story, and Kill a Spy delivered that and then some.  The history of the House of Killers, Neva's training ground, has been kept vague until now, and I loved all the backstories found in this story.   They did not explain everything, but they explained enough that I felt satisfied that any gaps in the plot were filled and how the ending could be a viable way to conclude the story.

There is more violence than in the two previous books, which is not surprising since it is about an assassin. Still, this time around, not only is Neva doing what only she can do, but there is a serial killer on the loose, and all the victims have one disturbing thing in common.  It becomes increasingly crucial for Neva to remember the past and discover who is behind all the recent murders. 

There is also more of a romance in this story that even though I wanted it to ring natural, the fact that Neva is who she is makes it never quite seem genuine.  Yet, this did not impact my enjoyment of the story overall.

I am sad to see this series conclude, but it is a fun and thrilling journey to get to the end that I can highly recommend to everyone.
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Should have read the earlier books, but got into this one pretty quickly as the action and characters grab you from the start. Hard to put down as the action is non-stop.
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I thought the book was ok.  I think I need to go back and read the others to fully enjoy and understand the plot lines and characters much better
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Kill a Spy, third in the series of House of Killers is non stop action.

The bodies pile up, the murders are gruesome.

Michael and Neva are estranged but neither can forget the other.

Just who can you trust? 

Some will find out the hard way.

I loved the series but I will say this my favourite of the 3 and I could not put it down.  

No spoilers here but don't miss out on this series.  

Samantha Lee Howe, you have outdone yourself with the third book.

Thanks to NetGalley and Harper Collins UK , One More Chapter for  a twisted and  hold your breath read.
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Book 3 in the fab ‘House of Killers’ trilogy and first off I would say 100% you need to read Book 1 and Book 2 before this one, there is back story but, for me, the book/experience will not be the same if you haven’t
We meet all the characters again and catch up on where they are and what done and at times I had to stop and remind myself who was who and who had done what and why they were doing what they were doing, it is an intricate story with lots of layers and lots going on with the occasional spying on spies who are spying! 
This book was the rawest and most violent of all 3 but the story telling continued in the same easy to read vein
It has been a brilliant trilogy, I would suggest a binge read of all 3 tbh to keep the story, characters and momentum going once started 

8/10
4 Stars ( as a trilogy overall it’s a 5/5 )
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