Jazz is a bad-ass. She’s had a hard life and now she is doing everything in her power to protect her little brother from their foster mother, Carol, a religious nutjob who decides the boy doesn’t need his diabetic medication as God is going to heal him.
As Jazz takes on beatings and sneaks the boys’ meds to his teacher or through the bars of his window, things are getting worse. Then she gets a call from an unknown number and learns that she isn’t alone and there could be an end to Carol’s reign of terror.
All she has to do is kill someone. Can she do that? Learning about an underground group calling themselves The Blackbirds, they kill a stranger and a stranger kills their problem. Sound familiar? Strangers on a Train?
There is a lot at stake in this thriller and the author has made Jazz very real and vulnerable, but also very brave.
Heard is so great at the build-up that by the end of the book you hope you have a fingernail left!
NetGalley/ December 17th, 2019 by MIRA