Monday, December 1, 2014

The Kill List by Nichole Christoff + a Giveaway

Good morning, readers! Today I'm a stop on the TLC book tour for Nichole Christoff's The Kill List, the first book in the Jamie Sinclair series. There is a tour wide giveaway here as well, so be sure to read through to the bottom to enter.

Jamie Sinclair has made a nice living as a securities specialist and private investigator. While on a case tracking a seriously twisted stalker, Jamie receives a call from her ex. Jim's three-year-old daughter has gone missing and he wants Jamie on the case. Still hurt over their split, Jamie is reluctant to offer Jim any help at all, but the fear of what could happen to an innocent child prompts her to accept the case. But when she arrives at Fort Leeds, Jamie immediately begins to suspect that Jim isn't being up front about everything. As more time passes, the danger to the missing girl increases and with the father clearly hiding something, Jamie isn't certain she can solve this one in time. 

The Kill List was a nice kick off to a series. Jamie is ballsy and smart, but she's not overly so (which is also nice). The plot is pretty straightforward and the twists are a bit easy to see coming, but all in all it's an exciting read and one that can be finished in one sitting (if you're prone to do so, as I am). There's a romantic aspect that does go a bit overboard in the beginning (EVERYONE loves Jamie, apparently) but once the real romance begins to develop it does so believably and in a way that doesn't overshadow the overall plot.

For a post Thanksgiving and staying-indoors-to-avoid-Black-Friday-madness weekend, I do have to say The Kill List hit the spot. It's a bit light for a mystery/thriller, I wouldn't have complained about more depth of character or plot development, but it did work and I really liked the military aspects. I'll look forward to seeing more of Jamie - and soon! The Kill Shot is due out from Alibi in March.

Rating: 3/5

To see more stops on the tour be sure to check out the official TLC tour page here.

And now for the giveaway: as I mentioned, this is a tour wide giveaway. To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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1 comment:

Heather J @ TLC Book Tours said...

Jamie sounds like an interesting character - I'm looking forward to getting to know her!

Thanks for being a part of the tour.