I hope everyone is doing well at the moment ❤
Lockdown has allowed me to catch up with some reading but I have been a bit slower at reviewing so again I will remedy that with my…
You don’t know who.
You don’t know why.
But someone wants you dead.
When Marianne’s husband Greg is knocked off his bike and killed on the way to work, she must unpick the life he left behind. Numb with grief, Marianne consoles herself by scouring Greg’s laptop, finding comfort in reading his old emails and tracing his footsteps across the web. Until one day, she discovers that he had been accessing the dark web. Why was Greg, a principled charity worker and dedicated husband, logging on to a website that showcases the worst of humanity’s cruel impulses and where anything is available for a price? Marianne steels herself and logs on. After tentative searching, she discovers her name on a hit list.
In this fast-paced, powerful and exceptionally plotted novel, Marianne must figure out whether Greg was trying to protect her or whether he was complicit in the conspiracy for her murder. As she is pulled deeper into the depths of the underworld that Greg was seemingly hostage to, she gets closer and closer to coming face to face with Sam – the assassin hired to kill her. The dark truths that Marianne uncovers speak volumes about the dark underbelly of our society and forces us to question how far we would go to protect those we care most about.
The Hit List by Holly Seddon is a gritty, unnerving and disturbing psychological mystery thriller slash domestic noir.
The multiple narratives and back-and-forth time frames are gripping and cleverly plotted. I particularly enjoyed Sam’s viewpoints and character development although I wanted to shake some of the other characters at times!
I needed to suspend my disbelief and one or two points but was happy to do so and overall The Hit List is compelling, heartbreaking and filled with tension. This is another triumph for Holly Seddon.
Thank you to the publisher and #TBConFB for my copy of the book.