Kill List by Vicki Fitzgerald
Published: March 24, 2021 by Story Merchant Books
Source: Kindle Edition, 360 pages
Summary: (from Goodreads)
Emilia has a secret hobby; killing.She’s hunting the Dark Web gamers who stole her life. The players underestimated Emilia’s will to survive and her thirst for vengeance. It’s her game now. Her rules, her kill list, and she has an unlikely accomplice teaching her how to get away with murder. But revenge has a price that’s both breathtaking and disturbing. Will Emilia overcome betrayal and tragedy to settle the score and end the game?
Rating: 4/5 stars
**I received a digital copy of this book for free from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.**
Wow, where to begin?! I really enjoyed this book! It was so fast paced and heart pumping. I easily could have read this in just a couple sittings had I had the time. I was intrigued and drawn in right from the start.
The writing was good, too good. The story is DARK. Do not go into this thinking it’s going to be a light revenge story because man.. I did not expect it to be so graphic, and so so dark. If super dark, deranged, gory stuff isn’t your thing, I’m not sure this one is for you. It was really hard for me to stomach it sometimes. I physically winced multiple, multiple times.
Our main character, Emilia, is.. I don’t know if I have words to explain her. She’s strong, determined, scary. I liked her character, and I felt inside of her mind reading this one. I also really enjoyed her dad’s character. Even the bad guys, I liked reading from. Carmichael was a well written villain (but not villain?).
This kept me on the edge of my seat. I needed to know what would happen and how it would play out. I do think the ending tied up a little too nicely in a satin bow, but it was still a satisfying end. I honestly did not expect the story to quite go in directions that it did. Some parts of it shocked me. There was somewhat of a cliffhanger, so I’m interested to know if there will be a follow up book to this one?
Overall, a great revenge story. It explores the dark web and how far someone will go to get revenge. Trigger warnings for literally everything. Rape, sexual assault, violence, torture. More for sure, but off the top of my head, that’s what stands out. If you have a hard time with any of those things, definitely do not read this one. It was dark. Dark, dark. I cannot stress this enough.
However, I’m not sure what it says about me, but it was so crazy of a read, I had to keep reading, and overall enjoyed it. Go into it lightly though!
Thanks so much, Vicki, for providing me with a copy to read!
Thanks for reading! 🙂