Killing It by Asia Mackay

I pull my pistol out of my striped Cath Kidston nappy bag. A half-eaten rice cake is stuck to the barrel. Fabulous.

Killing It book cover

Alexis Tyler is returning to work after maternity leave. She will face all the usual struggles – worry over how baby Gigi is getting on at home, guilt for leaving her, the mammoth task of squeezing back in to her pre-baby work clothes – but for Alexis, there are added challenges. Which is not surprising given that Alexis works as a covert assassin for a top-secret government agency known as The Platform.

Alexis must prove that being a mother doesn’t make her any less efficient a killer. And if impressing her boss and coworkers wasn’t enough, Lex must infiltrate the most devious and unforgiving organisation she has ever encountered…the West London yummy-mummy set.

Can Lex have it all?


Killing It is fantastic fun. I admit it took me a little while to get into the swing of the story, but once I was hooked, I couldn’t put this one down.

Now, to be fair, I have no experience of being either a covert assassin or a mother, but I found Lex such an easy character to relate to. The humour in the book is just up my street and I’m sure I got some very funny looks due to all the smirking I was doing while reading this on the tube. The plot is paced just right and the whole supporting cast of characters was gloriously well observed.

Killing It is lighthearted, funny and very easy to read. If you are looking for a novel to get stuck into on your holidays, I recommend you grab a copy.

This was me, back to where I should be, back to believing the world was mine for the bloody taking.

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