Kill a Spy
by Samantha Lee Howe
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Pub Date 23 Jul 2021 | Archive Date 24 Jul 2021
HarperCollins UK, One More Chapter, One More Chapter
*Don’t miss The Stranger in Our Bed… Now a major motion picture starring Samantha Bond, Emily Berrington and Ben Lloyd-Hughes*
‘One of the deadliest female assassins I’ve ever encountered in fiction’ Brendan DuBois, New York Times-bestselling author of The End with James PattersonKilling Eve meets Jason Bourne…
The house of killers always had one objective: to train a class of 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 beating heart of MI5. Consumed by hurt and rage, Michael Kensington has his own objective: Neva.
But as the body count rises like a tide that will sweep them all into oblivion, Neva will stop at nothing to make him understand that everything is at stake.
Because there’s only one way to push back against the tide… Together.
Kill a Spy is the third jaw-dropping instalment in The House of Killers series, a captivating spy thriller perfect for fans of Caroline Kepnes and Alex Gerlis.Praise for The House of Killers:
‘Fast-paced and impeccable, this is writing at its very best … It was almost dawn by the time I finished … It demands to be read in a single sitting. An absolute triumph!’ Awais Khan, author of In the Company of Strangers
‘Wow, what a read! Buckle up for a thrilling ride through a labyrinth of secrets, lies and betrayals, in a shadowy world where no one and nothing can be trusted. And where death is just the slash of a knife away’ Abbie Frost, author of The Guesthouse
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Neva and Michael are back in another explosive read. I've loved the last 2 books and this one is definitely the best. I don't want to say too much because of spoilers for the first two books but this knocked my socks off. Brilliantly written, well thought out. I've loved it from book one to the end.
Secret Agent Man!
If you like spying, double agents, moles, and espionage, this final book as a three part series may be for you. I loved wondering if I was viewing all the pieces correctly and how they fit together.
Dead bodies (as you would expect in a hit-woman’s story) abound with the killings being a bit more graphic than in the first two books.
The third leg of the triangle involving a romance between the main characters was the only aspect I wasn’t totally on board with. It may be just me, but too much sentiment in a book about assassins reads as incongruous and detracts from the sharpness.
I delight in saboteur and counterspy plots and I happily discovered the underlying stories behind hit-woman Neva and government agent Micheal’s upbringings. The conclusions were satisfying, but I’ll miss reading about them.
I would suggest reading the three books in quick succession because of multiple double personas and associations. With a time lapse between books, the links may be forgotten.
Thank you to Samantha Lee Howe, Harper Collins UK, and NetGalley for my electronic copy.
After escaping Michael and MI5 after being accused of a terrible atrocity, Neva is in hiding trying to understand how she has no memory of the incident. Meanwhile, Michael is investigating a series of grisly murders where the victims all resemble Neva. The finally reunite to discover what their roles are destined to be in the final chapter of this trilogy. A great read and fitting end to their stories.
Another action packed book in the House of Killers series, Michael is trying to forget Neva but it's hard when a series of murders reveal the victims look like her. Annalise wants to complete her empire but will she be able to.
I was shocked at the ending but I then thought it's really the only way forward
i received an advance copy from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Kill a spy is the third part of the trilogy. which follows Neva, a female assassin, a ruthless cold assassin, with no past, who goes rogue against her own organisation who trained her to kill anybody, no questions asked. The other main character is Michael, a loner with his own issues, who works for Archive a highly secretive part of MI5. Can’t expand on either of them too much without spoiling book one and two.
Each chapter is once again told by a different character, this works well in moving the story along at quite a pace. Each chapter helps to both answer some of the questions raised, but at the same time makes you want more information.
Since I first started this trilogy I have been gripped by its premise, non-stop action, underlying spying and counter spying. This book seamlessly fills in the background stories created earlier, which is great to see if you were right about certain people. I will say that the the death toll in this one seems to be higher and more graphic than the first 2 books.
I strongly recommend reading all 3, preferably in one binge read, as lack of a recap between books has been the one downside. Although it may have detracted from the pace. This has been the best spy series ever, if I have a complaint, it is that although almost all the loose ends wer tied up, I am left wanting more. I will miss these characters. A really big thank you to Samantha Lee Howe, I shall be looking forward to reading more of her stories.
Thank you to netgalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read this book. This book was absolutely brilliant and worth waiting for. The storyline is absolutely fantastic and the characters come to life while reading. I would love more of this story. I don’t think it ends there. Well I hope there is more to this story. Brilliant writing. I love Michael & Neva. A bit twisty but suspenseful.
This series gripped me from the start, and I was eagerly anticipating book three. I devoured it when it arrived - and it did not disappoint. A web of lies, deceit, where no one, and nothing can be trusted, all controlled by a Network creating world class killers controlled to do their every bidding.
All Michael wants is his life back, his job at the MI5 to return to normal, his sister to be able to leave protective custody, and just some sense of normality. He wants nothing to do with the Network. With his upbringing, his dark past, part of him knows this can never be. Plus, the Network wants him. When ex Network assassin Neva comes back into his life, all thoughts of making her pay for all his hurt and pain flee. Michael suddenly has another objective. Suddenly more is at stake than he could have ever fathomed. Michael has to make a final decision about what direction he is going to take.
I loved every moment of this book, it kept the same pace as the previous ones in the series, jumping you from action, to intrigue, and never a moment to breathe. I don’t often use the word unputdownable. But I will make an exception in this case. I did not want to stop until I finished this one. Then I still wanted more. One of the best spy series I have ever read, my only complaint - don’t leave us hanging with that ending!!
*I received this book from NetGalley for review but all opinions are my own.
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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