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Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman by J.B. Lynn
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Mar 31, 2012

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bookshelves: fiction, urban, arcs, dropbox
Read from March 30 to 31, 2012

A mix of Wonder Falls and Stephanie Plum, CONFESSIONS OF A SLIGHTLY NEUROTIC HITWOMAN could also be titled "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished". Maggie Lee is the responsible sister in a family with more than its fair share of characters and ner-do-wells, but it's still no surprise when that over developed sense of responsibility is what lands Maggie in the world of contract killing.

And oh what a world it is. The "professional" parts of Maggie's life were what required the largest suspension on disbelief on my part, but it was entirely worth the effort. The circumstances that set this plot hurtling forward are the crucible in which Maggie is fired... and cracked. Her careful veneer of distance and control starts to slip as soon as she wakes up from a car accident and hears Alan Rickman's voice emerge from her niece's anole, but hearing animals talk turns out to be the least of her problems. Maggie and her earnest, bigamist partner are the best drawn of the characters in this book, but the author lays the foundation for more with Maggie's sexy but untrustworthy date, her felon father, and her missing little sister.

The slapstick and over the top plot was all background noise to Maggie's transformation from a tense, controlled ball of anger to an open maelstrom of emotions. The road ahead doesn't look smooth for Maggie and her partners in crime, but it sure looks interesting.

Sexual Content: Kissing, references to sex.
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03/30/2012 "Alternate title for this book: "No Good Deed Goes Unpunished""

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