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How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness? What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the question one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness? What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the question one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and if she doesn’t do it, someone else will. Then everything changes when she learns about a serial killer so horrible she vows to find him and kill him until—overcome by self-doubt—she seeks redemption rather than vengeance. Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Dexter will love Endings


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How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness? What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the question one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and How far can a profound personal loss drive someone toward darkness? What would it take for you to kill someone for money? And if you did, who—or what—would you have become? These are the question one woman faces when she loses everyone she loves and everything she has. When the opportunity arrives to reinvent herself as a killer for hire, she takes it. She’s good at it—and if she doesn’t do it, someone else will. Then everything changes when she learns about a serial killer so horrible she vows to find him and kill him until—overcome by self-doubt—she seeks redemption rather than vengeance. Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and Dexter will love Endings

30 review for Endings

  1. 5 out of 5

    Pat (not getting friend updates currently)

    Endings - Linda L. Richards After her son dies in a house fire and her husband also dies from his injuries after being in a coma for ages - our protagonist, who is never named, is at a big fat loose end. While sitting by her husband’s bedside she can’t help overhearing the man in the next bed and his wife desperately talking, trying to find some extra money to pay for the husband’s treatment which their health insurer has knocked back. She hears them saying “if only we could find someone to kill Endings - Linda L. Richards After her son dies in a house fire and her husband also dies from his injuries after being in a coma for ages - our protagonist, who is never named, is at a big fat loose end. While sitting by her husband’s bedside she can’t help overhearing the man in the next bed and his wife desperately talking, trying to find some extra money to pay for the husband’s treatment which their health insurer has knocked back. She hears them saying “if only we could find someone to kill him for $10,000 we could get the insurance money”. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Yep, she does. She says “I’ll do it”. And so begins her second career as a hit woman. After a less than auspicious start she gets really good at killing people for money. But she doesn’t seem real happy. There is one really poignant moment in the story which I can’t tell you about because it is pivotal to the plot and seems to shift her thinking somewhat. She no longer seems happy just killing people! Then she hears a story about a man, William Atwater, who is thought to have killed at least 16 young children and the police are nowhere near catching him. Our protagonist thinks she will be the one to find him and kill him. But things don’t quite work out that simply. There really not that much more to this story. Oh it was about love and loss and redemption and what makes us human but I thought it was all a bit... thin. This book evoked no feelings from me. It was all kind of flat and undramatic. I can’t actually recommend this one. I am aware that other reviewers rated it more highly so I urge you to make up your own mind. Thanks to Netgalley, Oceanview Publishing and the author for providing a copy to review. My opinions are my own.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Julie (JuJu)

    This book never caught my attention until I received a widget for it. The cover wasn’t flasy enough. But after I read the synopsis, I thought I’d give it a try. The writing is much different than anything I’ve read lately, so I had my doubts when I started the book, but it didn’t take long for me to get pulled into this bizarre tale of an unnamed main character who becomes a hitwoman after her life is destroyed by a series of tragic events. Richards is also a new author for me, and one which I’l This book never caught my attention until I received a widget for it. The cover wasn’t flasy enough. But after I read the synopsis, I thought I’d give it a try. The writing is much different than anything I’ve read lately, so I had my doubts when I started the book, but it didn’t take long for me to get pulled into this bizarre tale of an unnamed main character who becomes a hitwoman after her life is destroyed by a series of tragic events. Richards is also a new author for me, and one which I’ll look out for in the future. How does someone end up in this profession? It’s not a job of her choosing, but rather a job that chooses her in an interesting way. The MC settles into her new (and empty) life until she focuses her attention on a serial child killer—Atwater. Soon she finds herself deep in the investigation of Atwater, who keeps eluding the police. ”I keep thinking about a world without justice. A world where angels die but monsters remain free, the threat of the possibility they represent an ever-present blight on the horizon.” Warning: child and animal abuse. Atwater is a child killer, so the book describes some of his captures. Although the events aren’t described too vividly, the author does go into more detail than I cared for. The animal abuse is the same...minor, but still there. Thank you to Linda L Richards, Oceanview Publishing and Edelweiss for this free digital ARC, in exchange for my honest opinion! My Rating: 4⭐️’s Published: April 6th 2021 by Oceanview Publishing Paperbacks Pages: 336 Recommend: Yes @lindalrichards @oceanviewpub @edelweiss_squad #Edelweiss #Endings #NoRulesJustThrills #Thriller #InExchangeForReview #JustFinished #BookReview #ChildKiller

  3. 4 out of 5

    3 no 7

    What does it take for a nice person to kill for money? “Endings” by Linda L. Richards is unique because of its structure in the first person-present tense. Descriptions set the tone of the narrative and pull readers into the midst of the action. What does it take for a nice person, like the narrator, to kill a person, multiple people even? Readers soon find out. Step by step events unfold; no warning is given. “Not much, anyway. Just before I plug three silenced shots into his chest.” She once wa What does it take for a nice person to kill for money? “Endings” by Linda L. Richards is unique because of its structure in the first person-present tense. Descriptions set the tone of the narrative and pull readers into the midst of the action. What does it take for a nice person, like the narrator, to kill a person, multiple people even? Readers soon find out. Step by step events unfold; no warning is given. “Not much, anyway. Just before I plug three silenced shots into his chest.” She once was someone’s wife and someone’s mother, but now things are different. She is different. Now she is someone “nice” people contact when they need someone killed. As soon as she first killed for money, everything fell into place like dominoes tumbling into each other in an orderly fashion. Then things change dramatically; there is a job that is not a job. Jobs come and go; jobs are completed, over, finished. This is an obsession, and once she commits to something, she follows it through to the end. There are no spoilers in this review, which is a difficult task. The narrative is compelling, addictive, gut wrenching and teeth grinding. Her life once was orderly, organized and focused; then suddenly it is not. I will just say that she keeps the puppy. Plan your time wisely when you start reading, because once you start you will not be able to put this book down. I received a review copy of “Endings” from Linda L. Richards, and Oceanview Publishing. I read it in one day.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Abibliofob

    I have read "Endings" by Lisa L. Richards. Thanks to Lisa at Goodreads Netgalley Support Group for recommending it to me. I have come to read a lot of books about assassins and this is another one, but it is not like most. What will you do if your life collapses and you have no means of support? Well you could always become an assassin... I was at first sceptical about this book but I became hooked just a couple of sentences in and then it was really hard to put down. The storyline is not someth I have read "Endings" by Lisa L. Richards. Thanks to Lisa at Goodreads Netgalley Support Group for recommending it to me. I have come to read a lot of books about assassins and this is another one, but it is not like most. What will you do if your life collapses and you have no means of support? Well you could always become an assassin... I was at first sceptical about this book but I became hooked just a couple of sentences in and then it was really hard to put down. The storyline is not something I ever before came across and I would like a second book about this hitwoman. It is a strong story and it's well written, I will most certainly see what more this author has written. Highly recommended. Thanks to @this_is_edelweiss @oceanviewpub and @lindalrichards for this advance copy.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kristine Mckenna

    Did you ever think you would root for a Hit Woman? I never did either, but that’s exactly what happened in this explosive, psychological thriller that I just couldn’t stop reading to the very last page. The Narrator starts her story having everything. She has a young child, a husband, good job, nice house, a life in place that is meaningful. Then tragedy strikes with a fire that kills her son and husband. This shatters her world and everything that seemed important has lost all meaning. Her life Did you ever think you would root for a Hit Woman? I never did either, but that’s exactly what happened in this explosive, psychological thriller that I just couldn’t stop reading to the very last page. The Narrator starts her story having everything. She has a young child, a husband, good job, nice house, a life in place that is meaningful. Then tragedy strikes with a fire that kills her son and husband. This shatters her world and everything that seemed important has lost all meaning. Her life feels completely gone, she is just a shell of a woman walking around. Then she hears of a Serial Killer that has killed so many young children. This man is someone a trained killer might be able to track and find. Here begins the cat and mouse game that is psychological thriller at it’s best. The Narrator is skilled at killing, yes, but this stirs something she has lost, the ability to feel again. She can not just let little children die, she does know that feeling. Will she be able to find redemption and free herself again or forever be trapped in this man’s sick, tormented mind? So, the twisted tale begins. Heart pounding, can’t put down read that keep me up late and wanting all the doors locked. Evil can not usually be seen, it creeps in and takes over. Yes, I think you will enjoy this book. Thank You NetGalley, Linda L Richards, and Oceanview Publishing for an ARC of this book.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Clea Simon

    Wow, talk about making a case for a theoretically unlikeable character! I shouldn't be surprised: Linda L. Richards excels at writing tough women, and this time out is no exception. "Endings" is voiced from the POV of an unnamed woman who, faced with an unspeakable amount of loss, becomes a hit woman – a killer for hire. Not only does Richards build sympathy, she had me rooting for her. Wonderful read. Wow, talk about making a case for a theoretically unlikeable character! I shouldn't be surprised: Linda L. Richards excels at writing tough women, and this time out is no exception. "Endings" is voiced from the POV of an unnamed woman who, faced with an unspeakable amount of loss, becomes a hit woman – a killer for hire. Not only does Richards build sympathy, she had me rooting for her. Wonderful read.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Paul

    Like another reviewer, I don't have much to say about this other than I enjoyed it and stayed mostly engaged with it, and I found the characters and plot interesting. I really appreciate the ARC for review!! Like another reviewer, I don't have much to say about this other than I enjoyed it and stayed mostly engaged with it, and I found the characters and plot interesting. I really appreciate the ARC for review!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Minna

    Thank you to NetGalley, Oceanview Publishing, and Ms. Richards for the opportunity to read an ARC of this title. An honest review was requested but not required. This was an interesting ride of a book. A relatively quick read, as well, if you're looking for something that won't make you struggle to get through. I don't know why the concept of a hitperson (he/she/them) is fascinating to me. Not so much in the execution of the jobs (no pun intended) but in the how and why that a person would enter Thank you to NetGalley, Oceanview Publishing, and Ms. Richards for the opportunity to read an ARC of this title. An honest review was requested but not required. This was an interesting ride of a book. A relatively quick read, as well, if you're looking for something that won't make you struggle to get through. I don't know why the concept of a hitperson (he/she/them) is fascinating to me. Not so much in the execution of the jobs (no pun intended) but in the how and why that a person would enter into such an occupation. I'm not sure how much of the description provided by the author is accurate - nor will I ever find out, I'm sure - but it certainly seemed plausible. The unnamed protagonist's account of the loss of her son was devastating. As a mother of a similarly-aged son I completely empathized with her. It is easy enough to imagine what a person might do when they feel they have literally nothing to lose. The first portion of the book, and its accompanying ruminations over life and death and purpose, were absolutely fascinating. The second half, i.e. the unnamed protagonist's hunt for the serial killer of so many young children, was also quite good but felt like (almost) a separate book? The two narrative halves seemed a little too separate. Nonetheless I enjoyed both. (view spoiler)[Curtis Diamond and Lisa Jane Samaritano were both enjoyable side characters that I would not mind seeing more of. In fact, the way the story ended, I'm half convinced that the author might be able to make a solid series out of this book. An anonymous hit woman-slash-vigilante and her puppy solve crimes with the help of a fairly vague but definitely correct psychic and an intrepid reporter? Sure! I'd be totally up for that! (hide spoiler)] The one real quibble I had with the protagonist's character was the relative ease with which she took to her new profession: not ethically, but technically. She was able to figure out and master lots of very new and unique skills quickly and completely (not just firing a gun, but becoming a great shot/navigating the dark web/bitcoin accounts/finding mercenary companies to hire her/discovering ways to kill people without getting caught/hijacking cars/etc). Don't tell me you can just google and youtube your way into absolute proficiency. Sure: you can definitely find all these answers but that doesn't mean you'll be an expert at all this stuff. And it strikes me that if you weren't an expert you'd probably.... get caught fairly quickly? But of course, that's the magic of good fiction stories: you get swept away in the story and don't really stop to think about the minutiae. At least not until afterwards. I would definitely recommend this to readers who are able to handle a fairly dark suspense novel with a solid antiheroine. People triggered by relatively casual discussion of murder, especially those triggered by violent murder of children, should probably avoid it.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Zelda FeatzReviews

    What would drive you to kill someone for money? Endings explores that question. But more than that, the book looks at the various endings we face during life. The author digs deep into the emotions caused by the loss of family and brings us a character that reflects a little piece of all of us. The author created a protagonist who is never named, a woman who we never really see while at the same time managing to share her feelings and emotions so clearly that you find yourself deeply invested in What would drive you to kill someone for money? Endings explores that question. But more than that, the book looks at the various endings we face during life. The author digs deep into the emotions caused by the loss of family and brings us a character that reflects a little piece of all of us. The author created a protagonist who is never named, a woman who we never really see while at the same time managing to share her feelings and emotions so clearly that you find yourself deeply invested in this character. Endings is a creative, realistic work of fiction that will leave you looking inside yourself. She had a perfect life, a husband, a son she adored, a job and a lovely home – when all that is suddenly taken away life seems to lose all meaning. She accidentally overhears a conversation and soon she finds herself drawn into a world where she is a professional hitman. Her life becomes a series of missions, with few questions asked. Until a news story touches her heart and she decides to take on a serial killer….. can she find this monster and if she does can she kill him. Can she kill someone of her choosing? Can she be judge and executioner? This book simply wowed me. While to story is harsh, dealing with murder for hire, the author added a deeply emotional side to the tale. Humanising a killer and showing you the inside of her mind. The protagonist is a normal, middle-aged woman – someone very much like myself. While reading this book I constantly wondered what I would do if I found myself in her situation. Scary! The is no doubt I simply fell in love with this protagonist despite never really seeing her. All the author gives you about her leading lady is that she is a middle-aged woman. She doesn’t have a name and you are never given any kind of a description of what she looks like. At the same time, you are inside her head and left experiencing her emotions and feelings. The author did an absolutely marvellous job with the character. I did not expect to end up loving a murderer for hire, however, this woman turned out to be someone I could relate to. I simply loved this book and think the author did a truly fantastic job creating a “bad guy” who was actually a “good guy”. Endings is not your typical thriller story, it looks at murder very differently. This book will have thriller fans raving! If you enjoy a thriller – please get your hands on a copy of this book. It is a fantastic read that will leave your head spinning! I guarantee this book will have you missing out on some sleep. Wow what a read... lived it my full review will be complete tomorrow Visit the blog: https://featzreviews.com

  10. 4 out of 5

    Hannelore Cheney

    Thank you Netgalley and Oceanview Publishing for the eARC. I enjoyed this read, I finished it in one day and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I wasn't too keen on the middle part when she's hunting the serial killer. I'm tired of the serial killer angle. That said, the protagonist is a hit woman...I guess she's a serial killer too. But I liked her, I even empathized with her. After her young son was killed in a fire and her husband eventually died of his injuries, she's dead in Thank you Netgalley and Oceanview Publishing for the eARC. I enjoyed this read, I finished it in one day and the only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I wasn't too keen on the middle part when she's hunting the serial killer. I'm tired of the serial killer angle. That said, the protagonist is a hit woman...I guess she's a serial killer too. But I liked her, I even empathized with her. After her young son was killed in a fire and her husband eventually died of his injuries, she's dead inside with grief and broke. She stumbles into a deal with a couple where for $10,000 she has to kill a man who owes the couple a lot of money. She ends up being a paid assassin for a shadowy group who pays her in Bitcoin. This took a lot of research on her part; she has never used a gun, doesn't know how to get one, let alone shoot one and it takes a long time for her to learn everything involved in her new career, among others - how to open a Bitcoin account. We never know her name or how she looks, but that doesn't matter, because we live in her head and get to know her very well...and I really liked and admired her. After taking the puppy after another hit I decided I wanted this to be a series - her going after cruel and nasty characters to make the world a safer place appeals to me: an female avenging angel and her trusty dog what's not to like!? Well written and a good plot; a book I definitely recommend

  11. 4 out of 5

    Laurie Tell

    I have a fondness for stories about hitmen/hitwomen. Why I have no idea. Maybe I enjoy the dichotomy of someone who can kill for money, and then they go home and live a normal life. I especially love the books of Lawrence Block and John Locke (although he is pretty twisted). So when I saw the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book, I jumped. I truly enjoyed this book, and read it pretty quickly. I loved the humanness of her, while there was still a part of her that was closed off. I re I have a fondness for stories about hitmen/hitwomen. Why I have no idea. Maybe I enjoy the dichotomy of someone who can kill for money, and then they go home and live a normal life. I especially love the books of Lawrence Block and John Locke (although he is pretty twisted). So when I saw the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book, I jumped. I truly enjoyed this book, and read it pretty quickly. I loved the humanness of her, while there was still a part of her that was closed off. I really enjoyed that we found out what created her - how did she become a hitwoman. One thing I thought was missing was that we received some detail about how she got into this life, but then all of a sudden she was a pro. How did she learn to hot wire a car, and break into a house, etc. I felt like we received the beginning and the end, and missed some of the middle. That being said, this was a truly enjoyable read and I really wanted to know what she was going to do next. I wasn't sure how it would end- I could have seen several different endings. This made the read more enjoyable - the suspense of not knowing. (how many times have we seen the end coming way before it happened). I want to thank the author, the publisher and #netgalley for the ARC. This did not impact my review.

  12. 4 out of 5

    D

    Endings is a book about a woman whose life was upended due to the death of her child and eventually her husband . An accidentally overheard conversation in the hospital leads our protagonist down the road of becoming a hitwoman (farfetched, I know). But willing to go along with the idea of how this starts, the reader has expectations of where it will go. And unfortunately, it went no where. The writing is so sparse with character development being almost nonexistent which I suppose as a hitwoman Endings is a book about a woman whose life was upended due to the death of her child and eventually her husband . An accidentally overheard conversation in the hospital leads our protagonist down the road of becoming a hitwoman (farfetched, I know). But willing to go along with the idea of how this starts, the reader has expectations of where it will go. And unfortunately, it went no where. The writing is so sparse with character development being almost nonexistent which I suppose as a hitwoman you'd want to live on the edge of existence. But it doesn't work for this reader. I can't empathize with her loss due to her life choices. She eventually hears about a serial killer that sounds worse than she is and determines to bring him to justice. Like all good thrillers the bad guy never just dies the first time around. Which was a shame as it just prolonged the book. Eventually, the hunt for the serial killer that was of lesser value than our hitwoman, leads her to self-discovery of forgiveness. Thank you to Oceanview Publishing and NetGalley for offering an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Paloma Estudillo

    What does a fire, a Bersa , an Rv, a puppy and a psychic have in common? Well, a hitwoman ofcourse. This book has all that you need in a book about a hitwoman and her targets. The unnamed main character goes through painful hard times before entering the world of hitpeople? She is a likeable character who does a lot of self reflecting and analyses her actions, choices and all that she has become and where she is headed. She gardens, she shops in town, she cooks and she has a heart of gold, she’s What does a fire, a Bersa , an Rv, a puppy and a psychic have in common? Well, a hitwoman ofcourse. This book has all that you need in a book about a hitwoman and her targets. The unnamed main character goes through painful hard times before entering the world of hitpeople? She is a likeable character who does a lot of self reflecting and analyses her actions, choices and all that she has become and where she is headed. She gardens, she shops in town, she cooks and she has a heart of gold, she’s just your next door neighbor being neighborly. There is intrigue, travel, romance, lots of thinking (she spends a lot of time on her own) and a killer that catches her attention and she decides to go after him pro bono. Great story, nicely executed. Thank you to the author, publisher and NetGalley for an ARC.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Robin Mixon

    Endings (and Redemption and Beginnings) I really enjoyed this story! The title is Endings and that is what the story is all about. The story follows a hit woman. She enters into that life after personal tragedy and the end of her former life. The only normalcy she encounters are her feelings prior to completing her hit. Weird right!? This changes after becoming emotionally tied to one of her marks and starts another ending in her life. Her third life becomes her hunt to find a child killer. Event Endings (and Redemption and Beginnings) I really enjoyed this story! The title is Endings and that is what the story is all about. The story follows a hit woman. She enters into that life after personal tragedy and the end of her former life. The only normalcy she encounters are her feelings prior to completing her hit. Weird right!? This changes after becoming emotionally tied to one of her marks and starts another ending in her life. Her third life becomes her hunt to find a child killer. Eventually she finds her fourth life. The plot was really good. The main character was believable due the tragedy that led to her profession. She grew as a character and I found myself liking her immensely. The story is told in the first person narrative and it flows well. I give this four stars and highly recommend it to anyone who likes a good thriller.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Carol Custer

    .Definitely an unusual premise for a book - - a woman hired killer! We never know her name or much about her except that she describes herself as looking 'average'. It's interesting that with no more information than this about her appearance, she comes across as very real and 'normal'. Except for the hired killer part!! As preposterous as that sounds, it seems perfectly normal while reading the book. the first part of the book was compelling but then I actually lost a bit of interest in the midd .Definitely an unusual premise for a book - - a woman hired killer! We never know her name or much about her except that she describes herself as looking 'average'. It's interesting that with no more information than this about her appearance, she comes across as very real and 'normal'. Except for the hired killer part!! As preposterous as that sounds, it seems perfectly normal while reading the book. the first part of the book was compelling but then I actually lost a bit of interest in the middle - only to get the interest back in the last 1/3 of the book. The puppy humanized her and I have to admit I worried more about the puppy's fate than the woman's. I love mysteries of any kind and this one is different enough to be really enjoyable.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jeff

    Our protagonist, who is never named, is at her husband’s hospital bedside when she overhears a conversation where a couple is looking for a hitman. After suffering devastating personal loses, our protagonist takes the job, and a female assassin is born. Endings is an unusual, engrossing story, less about the acts than about the emotions and moral implications of the assassin, especially when she gets involved in the hunt for a serial killer. Definitely a different type of thriller, and I loved h Our protagonist, who is never named, is at her husband’s hospital bedside when she overhears a conversation where a couple is looking for a hitman. After suffering devastating personal loses, our protagonist takes the job, and a female assassin is born. Endings is an unusual, engrossing story, less about the acts than about the emotions and moral implications of the assassin, especially when she gets involved in the hunt for a serial killer. Definitely a different type of thriller, and I loved how the story was told. If you look past the implausibility of it all, there’s quite a story here, and worth a look. I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Anderson

    Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced e-copy of Endings by Linda L Richards!!!! In this book is about an unnamed serial killer and her ultimate redemption arc. She notices a serial killer one day while watching the news and decides to capture him. She begins to question her life and the decisions she has made. I really liked the writing style. The narrator spends a lot of her time alone and inside her own head, but at no time does the story get boring. I enjoyed this story and lo Thank you NetGalley and the publisher for an advanced e-copy of Endings by Linda L Richards!!!! In this book is about an unnamed serial killer and her ultimate redemption arc. She notices a serial killer one day while watching the news and decides to capture him. She begins to question her life and the decisions she has made. I really liked the writing style. The narrator spends a lot of her time alone and inside her own head, but at no time does the story get boring. I enjoyed this story and look forward to reading for from this Linda L Richards!!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Anne

    I adored this book! Yes, it's about a female assassin paid to kill (and she's un-named so it's harder to get into her psyche. But that's the point. But when she discovers a serial killer has been kidnapping and killing young children, she is determined to help; and after all, who but a killer could track down another? That's all the plot you get, but know that it's not just about killing or vengeance; it's also about redemption that might bring a tear or two to your eye. I was riveted and can't I adored this book! Yes, it's about a female assassin paid to kill (and she's un-named so it's harder to get into her psyche. But that's the point. But when she discovers a serial killer has been kidnapping and killing young children, she is determined to help; and after all, who but a killer could track down another? That's all the plot you get, but know that it's not just about killing or vengeance; it's also about redemption that might bring a tear or two to your eye. I was riveted and can't wait to read more by Richards! Thanks to NetGalley for this ARC!

  19. 5 out of 5

    The Kawaii Slartibartfast

    I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Oceanview Publishing. I love a good killer woman book and this, my friends? Is a doozy! So not to get too spoiler but we have an unnamed protagonist which I will admit weirded me out at first but now I think was a really cool and inspired choice. This woman's choices could be made by anybody given the circumstances! And I really liked the idea of a killer going after a killer. This book was wonderful! I received a copy of this book from Netgalley and Oceanview Publishing. I love a good killer woman book and this, my friends? Is a doozy! So not to get too spoiler but we have an unnamed protagonist which I will admit weirded me out at first but now I think was a really cool and inspired choice. This woman's choices could be made by anybody given the circumstances! And I really liked the idea of a killer going after a killer. This book was wonderful!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Billie

    This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable. Great suspense and action with wonderful world building. Can't wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review. This is a brilliant read. Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable. Great suspense and action with wonderful world building. Can't wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rose Ann

    I received a digital ARC of this title from the publisher. I was intrigued & drawn in by the nameless protagonist of this book -- a woman who becomes a killer-for-hire after losing everything that made her life worth living and gave it beauty & purpose. She becomes intrigued/obsessed with a serial killer, and in her effort to track him down her character, her sense of herself & her view of the world as well as her place in it unfold.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Emma Fitzgerald

    This is book is about love , loss and murder. The story is about a women who loses her son and husband . She has to work out what she going to next which leads to her being a hit lady and than she stumble across a serial killer who kills children. Who she goes to try hunt down. You may find it upsetting in places. The story was easy to reading and it was good read. Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Emma Fitzgerald

    This is book is about love , loss and murder. The story is about a women who loses her son and husband . She has to work out what she going to next which leads to her being a hit lady and than she stumble across a serial killer who kills children. Who she goes to try hunt down. You may find it upsetting in places. The story was easy to reading and it was good read. Thank you NetGalley for letting me read this book.

  24. 5 out of 5

    BookTrib.com

    More than just a thriller, ENDINGS serves as a framework for us to examine some thorny moral questions: What would lead a person to kill? Is there ever a “right” reason to do so? And perhaps most importantly, when is it time to stop? Read our full review here: https://booktrib.com/2021/04/06/a-kil... More than just a thriller, ENDINGS serves as a framework for us to examine some thorny moral questions: What would lead a person to kill? Is there ever a “right” reason to do so? And perhaps most importantly, when is it time to stop? Read our full review here: https://booktrib.com/2021/04/06/a-kil...

  25. 5 out of 5

    T Olsen

    I'm not going to reveal details, but this book starts out as interesting, but the second half is just boring nonsense. Add to this a language that's not very smooth, and we end up with a book that could have been good, but isn't. I'm not going to reveal details, but this book starts out as interesting, but the second half is just boring nonsense. Add to this a language that's not very smooth, and we end up with a book that could have been good, but isn't.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Patricia Gussin

    A killer-for-hire like you've never met and if you had, you probably liked her. You would certainly want to know what inspired her . . . and where she was headed. Endings is a brilliant thriller! The twists are phenomenal and the pace races! A killer-for-hire like you've never met and if you had, you probably liked her. You would certainly want to know what inspired her . . . and where she was headed. Endings is a brilliant thriller! The twists are phenomenal and the pace races!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Salome G

    I really love a lady assassin book and I really loved this one. I don't know; I'm trying to think of something wise to say, but it just really satisfied my brain. I really love a lady assassin book and I really loved this one. I don't know; I'm trying to think of something wise to say, but it just really satisfied my brain.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer M.

    I tried to read this, but gave up about 1/4 of the way through. It was definitely a DNF for me. I would still read more by the author. However, I just didn't connect with this story. 2/5 Stars I tried to read this, but gave up about 1/4 of the way through. It was definitely a DNF for me. I would still read more by the author. However, I just didn't connect with this story. 2/5 Stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Linda Richards

    Jennifer Wren Pickens did a stunning job of giving voice to this difficult character. I just loved listening to it!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Crystal Rees

    Really enjoyed the woman for hire aspect of the novel. Stayed engaged with the cat and mouse chase throughout the novel. The somewhat reluctant. human emotions of the killer for hire kept me rooting for her. Thank you NetGalley for this arc

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