Review: The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown

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Donna Stone isn’t a regular mom. She might be super efficient at managing her home, and her three kids, but she’s got a deadly job – she’s a trained assassin focused on avenging the death of her husband, Carl.

But things hadn’t always been that way, until Carl’s death five years earlier she’d been unaware of his job as an assassin for the black ops organisation known only as Acme Industries. That all changed the night she gave birth to their third child, and Carl’s car blew up on the way to the hospital.

Since then, Donna trained hard and has become an elite ‘honey trap’ assassin. When Acme Industries discover that the organisation believed to be responsible for Carl’s murder, The Quorum, have planted operatives in Donna’s community, she’s keen to bring them to justice. So they decide to bring Carl back from the dead (in the shape of sexy super-agent, Jack) to act as bait. As they race against time to foil The Quorum’s plans, Donna discovers that everything might not be as she’s been led to believe.

The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook is a hilarious, laugh-out-loud read. Donna is a fantastic character – practical, witty, and kick-ass tough. There’s plenty of action – both in and out of the bedroom – and although there are a few grittier scenes, generally this is a light, humourous caper of a crime novel. I especially love the house-keeping tips at the start of each chapter – each with its own deadly twist!

This book is perfect for relaxing in the bath with after a long day. I can’t wait to read the next in the series.

Highly Recommended.

[I bought my copy of The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook via Amazon Kindle] 

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