Wareesha just asked me if there were any books along this trope (and I LOVE this!!) Nothing better than someone with a big bad-ass secret about her bad-assedness trying to “live a normal life”. <— Tee hee!! 😂 All sorts of things come into play here.
Wareesha: I was just wondering if you know of any book where there is a female assassin or like spy or something along those lines, and she has to integrate herself into a normal suburbia life style..
Anyone have any recommendations for her (and us)?
Maryse: Right off the bat, one of my favorite books doesn’t exactly involve a spy or assassin, but she’s definitely a bad-ass vigilante (and… maybe a sociopath to boot 😉 ) and she’s about to make someone’s life very difficult… all while playing the whole “innocent office girl” act (and trying to live a “normal” life in the meantime). SO MUCH FUN!!!! It’s Jane Doe: A Novel (A Jane Doe Thriller) by Victoria Helen Stone. P.S. Here’s my 4.5 STAR Book Review.
Erin: I just finished “Jane Doe” By Victoria Stone and Jane is awesome. She might be a sociopath but I loved her boldness and take-no-BS attitude. She had me cracking up at her balls and inner monologue.
Shirley: listened to Jane Doe a few weeks ago and loved it. It is SO GOOD! I really like the Narrator. I Love Audible and I didn’t think I would. I am officially going to become a member after my free trial has expired. Thank you Maryse!
Jean: just finished Jane Doe by Victoria Helen Stone……what a crazy ride to be in the head of a sociopath. Great story though!!
Carin: [email protected] series by S.T. Abby is told from the view of a female serial killer ( there’s a good reason though). It was excellent. BTW, this author js actually CM Owens!
Anima: The Silencer by RC Boldt, a little like that.
Cassandra: Fortune Series Jana Deleon
Carolyn: Yes! Killing November by Adriana Mather is one of my favs in this area.
Sara: Jack & Jill series by Jewel E. Ann
Michelle: same! Such a great series!
Donna: me 3
Katie: was going to suggest this also
Pixie: I just read the Jack and Jill series by Jewel E. Ann, I know – where have I been – and I loved all the men from Jude/Jack to Luke, the grumpy Sgt Maj and even his son. Highly recommend.
MichelleS: read Jack and Jill series. You will NOT be disappointed. …My absolute favorite Jewel E Ann series ever. In case you don’t know what to read next.
Kyla Linde: Jillian Dodd’s Spy Girl series is like this but she falls into high society rather than normal life.
- No Mercy series by Lea Griffith
Robyn: Finished book 3 of Lea Griffith’s No Mercy series so I am ready for book 4, Kiss Of The Blade to come out. Which should be anytime now. Gosh, I love these books. I’ve reread them tons of times and they never get old.
Jennifer: Remy in Bullet to the Heart….she is an assassin. This is part of the No Mercy series by Lea Griffith. All the books are about a team of female assassins. Can’t recommend them enough…strong female characters. …I love badass heroines!
Georgia: Totally agree with Jennifer, the Leah Griffith series – No mercy is an amazing series with female assassins.
- In The Company of Killers by JA Redmerski
Meagan: I really loved killing sarai— in the company of killers series by jm. Redmarski! She starts off a victim but her evolution to a badass strong woman is amazing and the romance is hot!
Robyn: I’m rereading JA Redmerski’s In the Company of Killers series. I am so in love with these books even though I’ve read them so many times. There is just something about assassins and their mates that hook me. I love this trope! We should make a list Maryse!
Maryse: Oh!! And here’s another one I just read and enjoyed! Again… a group of women well known in their high society social circles but behind the scenes they are vigilantes. 😉 You Are Not Alone: A Novel by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen (and here’s my book review)
Christy: A funny, more light hearted version is the Merry Wrath series.
Natasha: Catherine Bybee’s new Richter series. It’s
Gauri: Happily Ever Ninja by Penny Reid?
Cat: Happily Ever Ninja was such a delight that I can’t even describe how much I liked it, … (AHHH!!) Really, there’s a FEELING to it that really gets you.
Elizabeth: Reading Happily Ever Ninja right now and LOVE it! I couldn’t wait for this to come out, especially after reading Ninja at First Sight. Totally fell in love with Greg. All the feels in this book!
Sandra: Ninja at First Sight by Penny Reid has been out for a while. It is the prequel to Happily Ever Ninja
Laura: This list isn’t complete without mentioning A. A. Dark’s Anna Monroe series; the first book is Mad Girl. Anna Monroe’s story crosses over with Dark’s character, Boston Marks, from Never Far. Never Far’s grim storyline sat with me a lot longer than I wanted it to. Both characters will appeal to readers who enjoy twisted tales about serial killers.
Wareesha: Hi again! Thank you so much!!!!! Oh my god I love all of these!!!!!!! Gahhhh I hate when there are so many to choose from! I’ve actually read a few of these books and absolutely loved them! Also, thanks again for your help, I really appreciate it! Have a beautiful day ❤️
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