This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. It is now being hosted by Budget Tales Book Blog. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.
This week’s pick is a recent find. Somehow I missed this one even though it is by a favorite author. I think my radar didn’t pick it up because it isn’t part of the Veronica Speedwell series, which is one of my all time favorite series. Not sure if this one will be the start of a new series, but I am ok with that. This one sounds really good and I can’t wait to get my hands on it.
Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn
Publication Date: September 6, 2022
Summary from Goodreads:
Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.
They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they’re sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller.
Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.
Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman–and a killer–of a certain age.
I am sure this will be filled with the dry wit and banter that I have come to expect from this author. I hope to be picking this one up soon when I finally get a chance to stop by the bookstore hopefully this week. Until next time, Happy Reading!