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No Tomorrow

(Killing Eve #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  932 ratings  ·  127 reviews
In a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call.

Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill.

The duel between th
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Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published October 25th 2018 by John Murray
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Sean Peters
Nov 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you so much to Net Galley, The publishers and the author for an ARC copy for review.

I was so excited to read and review this book, after just finishing watching "Killing Eve"

A thrilling duel between Villanelle, an elite female assassin, and Eve Polastri, the MI6 agent who is tasked with hunting her down.

In a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call.

Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of t
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Richard
Nov 01, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So looking forward to this follow-up.
Luke takes the character of Villanelle further and makes this area of ruthless female assassin his own territory.
She is still, the go to hit man, for the nebulous grouping, known as ‘the twelve’ who operate outside any sponsored country’s influence to exercise their own view of a new world order.
She has a new handler less familiar and not as close with her and the contracts continue to bring her brief moments of elation. Killing and bringing death makes her f
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Karen Whittard
A great sequel to this book. Although a wished it to be a little bit longer. We follow Villanelle as she continues on her murdering journey across Europe, with Eve closing in on her trail.
The drama is fast paced and exciting, building up to a thrilling conclusion that leaves you waiting for the next instalment.
Charles
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was ok
Firstly, I started this series because I was enjoying the Killing Eve TV Series , which is very good. At this writing S02 of the TV series has begun. This second series’ book is slightly different from the first: Codename Villanelle (my review), but not a great improvement. Style, content and format are mostly the same. The TV Series and the book series substantially do diverge here, although enough core plot elements are retained for it to be a spoiler for the TV show. Finally, this book (l ...more
Patrick
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
The writing and story picks up sharply in the second book of the series. The book is very different than the TV series, so know that going in to it.
Sarah
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Although I don't find the connection between Eve and Vilanelle as captivating as the show, the plot was a lot more exciting and I preferred the ending. Can't wait for the next installment!
Lance Greenfield
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Despite having a gigantic TBR mountain, I by-passed them all and started reading No Tomorrow as soon as I had finished reading Codename Villanelle.

The story continued at the same frantic pace. That continued, with plenty of shocking surprises, right up to the end of the second, and final, book in the series. Had there been a third volume of Villanelle, I would have moved on to that. Instead, it is left to the reader’s imagination to continue the story.

This is tremendous writing and exciting read
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Daria Tyuneva
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Speedy, funny, sexy - I bloody loved it. Can’t wait for more!
invisible i
Jan 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Definitely enjoyed this one more than the first. The dramatic twists and amazing ending was worth the slower start in book 1.
It was everything I hoped this series would be and more! Just hope there’s a book 3 on the way!
Sara Oxton
Oct 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
No Tomorrow by Luke Jennings a four-star read that will move you. I will be honest and admit that I came to this series after watching Killing Eve on TV, as I always find the book better than the TV and this was great, it goes much deeper and gives us a better story as the TV show was just bases on the books, I enjoyed this book a lot more that the first book, this one had more of a flow to it, I knew the true characters better the story and the plot, overall a good story and I cant wait for the ...more
CC
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I feel that this was a stronger book than the original. Maybe the author is finding his stride in fleshing out these characters. Maybe I was just more invested since there are a few less cringingly male gazey lesbian shock value moments that seem to be all that defined Villanelle besides her assassin skills. There is still a heady amount of padding in descriptions of expensive objects and brands which can get a little vapid. There are some twists and turns, but no real mystery when it comes to f ...more
Ruth
Feb 18, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Copies provided by the publisher via NetGalley. I am reviewing Codename: Villanelle and its sequel No Tomorrow together, as they feel like one book.

I’d watched the TV adaptation of these novels and also knew the author was experienced and has won prizes, so I was doubly disappointed by just how pedestrian the writing is in these two books.

To start with, the idea of a Villanelle has been done before - the TV series Nikita featured an uncannily similar female psychopath, also taken from prison a
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Peter
Apr 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction-thriller
As you know, Luke Jennings's Killing Eve: No Tomorrow and its prequel Killing Eve: Codename: Villanele are the basis of a hot miniseries on BBC and AMC. These are both short books and intriguing reads.

The protagonists/antagonists (it's hard to know which is which) are Eve Polastri, a British MI5/MI6 agent and a Russian civilian, Oxana Vorontsova. Oxana was once lodged in Russia's worst women's prison for killing the three Spetznatz soldiers who killed her father. She is a violent psychotic, but
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Deborah
This is a hard review to write because: 1. I didn’t read the first book in this series, Codename Villanelle; and 2. I watched season one of the TV series Killing Eve. And though it’s been a while since I saw it and my mind is kinda murky and sieve-like, I think the series is an amalgamation of the two books - though I’m sure the first season of the TV show ending is different to the way book two finishes.

Which is a long-winded way of saying I was slightly confused while reading this as I got ch
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Kevin
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Booker Prize nominee Luke Jennings (Atlantic) first introduced the characters of MI6 agent Eve Polastri and the mysterious Russian assassin Villanelle in his exciting 2018 novel CODENAME VILLANELLE. The sexual chemistry between the two women added flavor, wit and dimension to the cat-and-mouse spy thriller. It was adapted into the acclaimed BBC America TV series starring Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer. KILLING EVE: NO TOMORROW is a faster, funnier and more exciting follow-up to the first book. It's a ...more
Sarahkmartinuk
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy from Netgalley to review, see the blurb below
"In a hotel room in Venice, where she's just completed a routine assassination, Villanelle receives a late-night call.
Eve Polastri has discovered that a senior MI5 officer is in the pay of the Twelve, and is about to debrief him. As Eve interrogates her subject, desperately trying to fit the pieces of the puzzle together, Villanelle moves in for the kill.
The duel between the two women intensifies, as does their mutual obsession,
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Kate Vane
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed Codename Villanelle but for me No Tomorrow, the second in the series that inspired the TV drama Killing Eve, is even better.

It continues the story of Villanelle, a glamorous and ruthless Russian assassin in the pay of a mysterious organisation, and Eve, the MI5 operative who is trying to track her down. But I think what gives this book the edge is the arc of the characters.

Villanelle, previously portrayed as an invulnerable sociopath, is now showing signs of becoming emotionally involv
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LuAnne Feik
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
KILLING EVE: NO TOMORROW picks up the plot of Luke Jennings' thriller, KILLING EVE: CODENAME VILLANELLE, the novella that inspired season one of BBC America's TV hit, "Killing Eve."
When communism began to collapse in 1991, authors of international thrillers needed to find new enemies for their protagonists. Jennings created The Twelve. Like Jesus' twelve apostles, his collection of former Soviet agents, right-wing Nazis, and others was designed to spread a new worldview. Violent enforcers both e
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Tina Price
Dec 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Thank you to the published and to Netgalley for the opportunity to review this book.

Having enjoyed the TV series 'Killing Eve' I thought I was going to be reading the books of the show. (The story begins in 'Codename Villanelle) If you think this you are both correct and wildly astray. In a way this fits in with the complexity of the plot and characters involved. Villanelle continues to stalk the pages of this second novel, sinister, beautiful, deadly and funny, while Eve grows, develops and fas
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yorkshirebooknerd
Book two in the Killing Eve series, No Tomorrow, picks up where book one left off with plenty of violence, action, mystery and sex.

Told from alternating points of view, we get an insight into what new horrors Villanelle has been up to and where Eve is in her quest to catch the elusive assassin.

Again, as with book one, I thought the writing was well paced and descriptive where needed. As this is a fairly short book (just over 200 pages), it is action packed and full on so you don’t have time to g
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Liz
Oct 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Villanelle is an assassin with a penchant for the sick and twisted torture of her victims even though she appears to derive very little pleasure from it. Eve Polastri is the ex-MI5 officer tasked with tracking her down. A job that has become an obsession to her. She puts all her energies into capturing Villanelle at the expense of her personal life putting her marriage at risk. Villanelle is becoming just as obsessed with Eve. Will this lead to her making careless mistakes or is everything part ...more
Greg
This is the second novel in the Villanelle series, on which the Killing Eve TV series is based. The novel opens up with Eve closing in on a colleague of Villanelle's in the UK and Villanelle being despatched to deal with it. The two women have a confrontation in the street, which furthers the obsession that each has with the other. As Eve hunts her killer, Villanelle taunts her and sets about furthering her murderous career.

I found this book a bit odd because it jars with the TV series. The plot
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Lucy
Dec 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another fast paced thriller from Luke Jennings, it continues right on after the first of the killing eve series ( I had to read the last few pages again just to catch up), with the insider being questioned by Eve but it's not long before Villanelle cleans up the leaks. Eve still thinks she's on the hunt for the assassin and her obsession with Villanelle means she's prepared to do anything to find her, she travels all over the world getting closer to Villanelle but further away from Niko her husb ...more
Jane Hunt
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Having enjoyed, if that's the word, the TV series 'Killing Eve', I wanted to read the books that inspired the series.

The story is adrenaline-fuelled, clever, dark, fast-paced and rich in vivid imagery. Obviously, the characters assume the faces of the actors in the TV series I watched, but the settings, horrific killings and the continually intensifying relationship between Eve and Villanelle are perfectly executed in the book. The thrills, twists and terrible events are delivered at a fast pac
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Diane Poppleton-brown
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
A rip roaring, roller coaster of a ride and a highly imaginative spy caper.
Eve, the agent who doesn’t play by the rules but is trying desperately to prove herself to her superiors and Villanelle, an assassin for The Twelve who’s psychopathic tendency’s lead her to believe there are no rules, well not for her at any rate, have once more ended up in each other’s orbit and the chase is on. But who’s chasing who? And which camp do you sit in, are you rooting for Eve or Villanelle? That’s the thing
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Pritpal
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Continues the story from Killing Eve. As before, you are told the story from the points of view of Eve and Villanelle. Its a pretty short book (or feels like it) and again ends on a point where...you just want to continue. I'd rather have read all three (?) books in one, but I'll wait for the next novel.

If you've watched the tv show, this book ends at a similar point. There are some major differences, but I won't be pointing them out here. Eve still has marriage problems, is still drawn to Villa
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Karoliina
Dec 22, 2018 rated it liked it
I'm glad I decided to give this series another go, because the second instalment is so much stronger than the first one. The story has a sense of urgency and a lot of imaginative details that make it a lot more fun to read. The writing of queer characters and women is still occasionally shaky, but there are fewer problems than in the first one. I'm a little surprised by how much I enjoyed this, after being so annoyed by Codename Villanelle.

I received an ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an h
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Andrea
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After reading Codename Villanelle, the first book in the Killing Eve series, I rated it a very mediocre 3 stars, however, as it finished on a cliffhanger, I teetered on whether to continue onto book 2 or not. After much deliberation I made the decision to do so. Not for one minute did I regret that decision. All I can say is No Tomorrow - book 2 is a vastly different read from book 1. It's a far stronger, much more riveting read with plenty of dark humour thrown in for good measure. It's excitin ...more
Vivienne
Nov 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spy-fiction, thriller
My thanks again to John Murray and NetGalley for an ebook edition of the second in Luke Jennings’ Villanelle trilogy, ‘No Tomorrow’, that was published last month.

The story carries on from ‘Codename Villanelle’ switching between Villanelle’s and Eve’s narratives and expands on their backgrounds and the cat and mouse relationship between them (though who is the hunter and who the hunted?)

Again it is an intelligent fast-paced spy thriller with plenty of twists, strong violence, and razor-sharp dar
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Nella
Oct 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Thank you to Netgalley for an early copy in exchange for a review!

I thought this was a great sequel to the first book, with even more action, and a faster pace. As before I love Villanelles character, she's one of those people who you would love to get to know, because she's just so interesting, but also be terrified of. Eve continues to grow in this book, trying to choose between Nico and the thrill of 'the chase'.

I can't wait for the sequel, and I'm sure those who enjoy action, and murder/det
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Luke Jennings is an author and the dance critic of The Observer. He trained at the Rambert School and was a dancer for ten years before turning to writing.

As a journalist he has written for Vanity Fair, the New Yorker and Time, as well as for numerous British titles. He is the author of Blood Knots, a memoir, short-listed for the 2010 Samuel Johnson and William Hill prizes, and of three novels: Br
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