Hitman sam by Morgen Bailey – Book Review

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.


A trainee hitman and love triangle

Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through?

Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James’ lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn’t expected things to get so complicated so quickly.

My Thoughts

Hitman Sam is such a quirky novella and was so much fun to read. It’s clever and twisty with humour and is difficult to put down once you begin.

Sam is an unlikely hitman and bears no resemblance to the Hollywood types we see on TV.  He lives alone, eating microwave meals for one and has recently been made redundant.  When he spots an advert in the local paper he applies, and pretty soon mysterious packages, training manuals and missions are popping through his letterbox.  Is Sam cut out for a life of crime?

If anyone had told me the different genres packed into this novel I would have been sceptical but it works so well.  There’s a little bit of everything and despite the subject matter, the whole novel retains a light-hearted tone that kept me guessing until the very end.

Sam is an interesting character.  To begin with he is stuck in a rut, seems to have limited motivation and not much oomph to be honest.  When his ag was revealed I was a little shocked at hoe young he was. But, as the plot moves forward, Sam develops into a more confident man although often making choices that made me want to give him a motherly talking to.  I was over the moon once he developed a romantic interest and felt quite protective of him by the end.

A short, but jam packed novel full of humour, romance and driven by a very normal but interesting character Hitman Sam is the perfect escapism for an afternoon.  And in true Morgen Bailey style – it all comes together very cleverly in the end.    

Author Bio – Morgen Bailey

Based in Northamptonshire, England, Morgen Bailey lives and breathes writing. ‘Morgen with an E’ is an author, speaker, tutor, editor, and podcaster. As well as being a competition judge, she is a columnist for Writers’ Forum magazine.

Morgen’s fiction books include crime and mystery novels, and short story collections. They are mostly set against a Northamptonshire background, whether there is crime involved, a dog-detective that can talk, or a serial dater on a mission!

Her non-fiction works are aimed at all levels of writers whether beginners or those who want to refresh their skills – Morgen also tutors in person and has several online writing courses available. She runs her own mentor group on Facebook, very much a collaboration, and she invites all authors to join. Her Writer’s Block Workbooks are a go-to for every author.

When Morgen is not editing, speaking, reading, or writing, she’s walking her dog, out with friends or at literary festivals. The only time she sits down and does nothing is at the cinema but even then she’s making mental notes!

Author Website: http://www.morgenbailey.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/morgenwriteruk
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/morgenwriteruk/
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/MorgenBaileyAuthor
GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/morgen_bailey


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