February 7, 2012, ISBN-13: 978-0062134639
Romance /Comedy / Mystery
by Linda Morelli
Maggie Lee survives an auto accident, suffering only a mild brain
injury, while her sister and brother-in-law died, and their 3 year-old
daughter, Katie, is in a coma in a hospital. Maggie intends to fulfill
a promise she made to care for Katie, but her job won't cover the
horrendous bills. Maggie has always bottled up her emotions because
it separates her from her delusional mother, but her emotions run
high when she realizes Katie needs the best help and she can't afford
During a visit to Katie, Maggie successfully defends herself and
a young patient against a mobster who is trying to kill his young
son. As a result, the child's grandfather, Delveccio, offers Maggie
$100,000 to kill the boy's father. After all, she is the daughter
of Archie Lee, a convicted murderer who is in prison.
When she brings home Katie's pet lizard, God, short for Godzilla,
she hears him talk and begins to wonder if her brain injury made
her crazy. Delveccio makes sure Maggie follows through on her assignment
by having Detective Patrick Mulligan teach Maggie the fundamentals
of how to become a killer, and Maggie finds herself attracted to
the sexy cop.
Confessions of a Slightly Neurotic Hitwoman is a quirky,
hilarious and thoroughly enjoyable novel. It has engaging characters
and a plot that kept me enthralled. Maggie is a well-developed,
admirable character, but despite her emotional baggage, she becomes
a hitwoman only to pay for her niece's medical bills and have Katie
continue to get the best care. The detective, Patrick, is sexy and
mysterious, and little "God" provides lots of humor and
even more common sense. J.B. Lynn has blended the surrealistic with
a plausible scenario that had me continuously laughing out loud.
I loved this book and this delightful author.