Saturday, January 3, 2015

Claudia Must Die by T.B. Markinson

Title:  Claudia Must Die
Author:  T.B. Markinson
Published:  December 8/14
Length:  126pgs
Format:  ecopy
Genre:  Gay & Lesbian thriller
Shelf:  review
Rating: ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Claudia doesn’t feel like herself anymore—she feels like prey. Her husband’s hired goons have stalked her all the way to Boston and will only stop their pursuit once she is dead.

Divorce is not an option. Instead, she has stolen a bunch of her man’s money to disappear into another life.

In order for Claudia to live, someone else must die. A lookalike college student becomes the target capable of freeing her from an awful marriage.

The plan goes horribly awry. Instead of murdering Claudia’s double, the assassins shoot the woman’s lover who is the cousin of a powerful Irish mobster. Claudia becomes hunted by all involved. Can she survive? Should she?

My Review:

This novella was a short, well written, and to the point. It was also captivating & hard to put down. Markinson writes in her usual straightforward, in-your-face manner that heightens the intensity of her tale. The plot is original and impossible to ignore. Markinson looks at some of the darker aspects of life while still making you laugh. It is a fantastic contrast that will definitely make your day.

Markinson fills this story with a myriad of well-developed yet extremely different characters. Not only did readers encounter a number of personality types, but the contrast was extremely enjoyable. The plot twists in this novel were very character driven and definitely kept me on my toes. It was a fantastic use of one of a kind individuals.

As a whole, this was a very enjoyable, very captivating novella that kept me on my toes throughout. I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend it to others.

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