Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Book Review: 'Intent to Kill' by Ryshia Kennie


Intent to Kill is an exciting look at smuggling in Cambodia and the extent that people will go to make money–no matter who gets in their way. Add to the mix an Interpol agent and a journalist who have a nearly explosive chemistry between them and you have an adventure just waiting to happen.
Ms. Kennie knows how to write action–and there’s plenty of it in this book. And, I loved the characters of Claire and Simon, even while I wanted to shake both of them and tell them to trust each other. But, if they had done that from the beginning, the book would have been over before it started. Simon has to overcome some baggage from his past, and Claire believes she has to get her story–no matter what. Both of these nearly turn out to be fatal flaws in their characters.
Throw in a cast of secondary characters who are also likable and you have an enjoyable, fast-paced read. This is the first of Ms. Kennie’s books I have read, but I’m sure it won’t be my last. As a matter of fact, it might be interesting to see Claire and Simon in more adventures together–where they are working together instead of at odds with each other because of the secrets they carry. Hint, hint….

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