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Monday, July 7, 2014

Review: A Wanted Woman


 A Wanted Woman
Author: Eric Jerome Dickey
Genre: Thriller
Publisher:  Random House Audio
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Audiobook: 14 hours and 26 minutes
Narrator: Zoë Bell and Dominic Hoffman
Source: Purchased from Audible.com
http://amzn.to/1jehwOb

Book Description

The twenty-first novel from New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey, a steamy thriller set in tropical Barbados
She is a woman of a thousand faces, an assassin who could be anyone, anywhere.
The Trinidad contract was supposed to be simple: to make a living man become a dead man. When the job goes bad under the watchful eye of a bank security camera, there is nowhere for agent MX-401, known as Reaper, to hide from the fearsome local warlords, the Laventille Killers. 
Her employers, the Barbarians, send her to Barbados, the next island over, barely two hundred miles away, with the LK’s in hot pursuit of the woman who took many of their own. With the scant protection of a dank safe house, no passport, and no access to funds, an island paradise becomes her prison.
While she trawls for low-profile assignments to keep her skills sharp and a few dollars in her pocket, Reaper discovers that family ties run deep, on both sides of the fight. Will the woman everyone wants, who has lived countless lives in the service of others, finally discover who she really is?
In A Wanted Woman, New York Times bestselling author Eric Jerome Dickey delivers an adrenaline-pumping rush of a read.

Review

This is my first read by this author and his twenty first book that I would not have picked up if it was not a book club selection for the month of May.  And to tell you the truth I was not looking forward to reading it.  So I got the audiobook so I could blow through it a bit faster.  
Goldie aka MX-401 the protagonist, is a female assassin who has the ability to transform herself, blend in and take out her target without anyone noticing at all.  When she is sent on a mission to kill a top politician everything goes completely wrong and she has to survive on her instincts along with the money in her pocket.  
This book is a hot mess.  Why?  Ok!  First, the author never really gives you a reason why this is all happening.  The end there is a "tell me what you know" moment but it is so far fetched and random that it is unbelievable.  I think you have completely let go of reality to get some enjoyment from this book.  Oh wait!  I should say you have to be into gore to enjoy this book too!  Gore is on every single page and I am talking hard core killing and raping.  The author did not gloss over the details and make it poetic in any way shape or form.  And did I mention there is alot of violence.  ALOT!  If you are into gore for the sake for gore, foil language and a pointless story without a purpose, and too many characters you will never ever care about...then this is for you.  Not me!  Yuck is all I have to say.  Sorry this is not a proper review but I have nothing to say about this book that is good.  Even the narrators were a mess.  The accents were off a bit and all over the place.  The use of a male narrator to read a few random chapters if strange.  
This was not good at all!  Pass.   
And where did she get this code name from?  You'll never find out and I don't care.

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Recommendations

I would recommend this book to adult readers with a strong stomach due to the violence and language.

Challenges

This book is number 10 in my Diversity on the Shelf Reading Challenge
This book is number 19 in my Audiobook Reading Challenge
This book is number 14 in my New To Me Author Reading Challenge
This book is number 23 in my Goodreads Reading Challenge
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