As a top private eye turned security specialist, Jamie Sinclair has worked hard to put her broken marriage behind her. But when her lying, cheating ex-husband, army colonel Tim Thorp, calls with the news that his three-year-old daughter has been kidnapped, he begs Jamie to come find her. For the sake of the child, Jamie knows she can’t refuse. Now, despite the past, she’ll do everything in her power to bring little Brooke Thorp home alive.
The Kill List is a fast read with plenty of action. There’s a lot going on creating suspense, mystery in the packed narrative. You’ve got the FBI, MP’s, a hired private investigator hunting down a kidnapper and the child abducted along with a stalker seeking his prey in Jamie Sinclair. Needless to say there is much to entertain the reader.
I have mixed feelings towards Jamie. I’m thrilled she is a competent PI, a woman in a sea of men but I found her weak regarding her emotional and mental capacity towards men. She clashed with her described persona. Her distraction for romance both past and present, grated on my nerves after a while. The past and the present dominated the romance angle which lead the peruser and the narrative away from the meat of the plot. The plot is exciting and there are loads of twists and turns, admittedly it felt contrived and I did lose interest after some time. At first I was lost as to who the bad guys were until pieces started falling together and I managed to solve the crime, image that, a mere civilian breaking the case.
If you’re a fan of police procedural dramas with non stop action, a little romance in a big way, you will thoroughly enjoy The Kill List with the capable Jamie Sinclair entertaining and interesting you. Super fast read.
About Nichole Christoff
Nichole Christoff is a writer, broadcaster, and military spouse who has worked on air and behind the scenes producing and promoting content for radio, television news, and the public relations industry across the United States and Canada. Christoff is a lifetime member of Sisters in Crime and the Jane Austen Society of North America. She also belongs to the Private Eye Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, and three of RWA’s local chapters where she’s served as an officer and a member of the board. In Christoff’s first year as a member of RWA, her first manuscript won the Golden Heart for Best Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Her second manuscript won a 2011 Helen McCloy Scholarship from the Mystery Writers of America. Her latest work, The Kill List, is a 2014 Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense nominee.
Thrilled to be participating in the tour for Nichole Christoff’s The Kill Lost, be sure to check out the entire tour schedule here, it runs through 19 December. Thank you TLC