Sunday, April 24

Book Review: Exit Strategy

Title: Exit Strategy

Author: Kelley Armstrong

Pages: 450

Summary: Nadia comes from a long line of police officers, and was one herself until the wrong case sent her over the edge. Now she's a contract killer for a small Mafia family. But her days of solo missions come to an end when one of her contacts recruits her in the hunt for a ruthlessly efficient serial killer who is cutting a swath of terror across the country. This assassin is far to skilled to be an amateur, and the precision of the police investigation threatens to unmask Nadia and others. So she has no choice but to band together with a small group of hitmen, and once the killer realizes who's on his trail, his simple plan twists into a complex game as he and Nadia struggle to prove which is the predator . . . and who is the prey.

My Rating: 8.5/10

What I liked/disliked about the book: I enjoyed the overall story, and following the clues to find out who the killer was. While I was expecting the killer to be someone different - someone closer to home for the characters - I did enjoy how the author connected everything and how the story fell into place.

There were a lot of moments where I didn't want to put the book down, because I had to know what happened next. The book did slow down in the middle, where it felt like the story wasn't moving forward but overall I enjoyed the pace of the book, it was well balanced and had the right amount of filler, suspense and background information.

I'm not sure I have a favourite character, they all have something fun and different they bring into the book - it will be interesting to see what they bring into the next two books, hopefully more information will be revealed about some of them. All of the characters were written well, they had some development, and a good amount of background to them to help drive them through the plot.

Overall an enjoyable read - I plan on reading the rest of the series soon, as I really want to know what happens next.

Would I recommend it to read: I would, this was a very enjoyable read, different from her other works. If you want to read Kelley Armstrong but don't like fantasy, this would be a good choice.

What to read next: Made to be Broken

Challenges: 2016 Category Challenge, 9th Annual Canadian Book Challenge, Mount TBR Challenge


  1. I really like this series of hers (and only have the third one left to read). I'm wondering if the newest series would have some similarities to this one, but I haven't looked very closely. (I'm also nearly finished - finally! - the WotO series - on book 12 now. I know, took my time, eh? But now I'm on a roll.)

    1. I'm reading the first book of the City of the Lost series, it's interesting so far but I can't compare it to this series, yet.

      As for the WoT series - I have to restart it, because it's been so long since I've touched it. Perhaps a summer reading project - but as of late, haven't done much reading. Real life sucks sometimes.