Black-Hearted Bitch is the first book in the Kell Digby Crime series by Lynn Kear. Here’s a brief synopsis:
Hit man Kell Digby has been killing for so long she’s become bored. Sent from Chicago to Atlanta for a routine hit, the assignment goes bad. Brutally betrayed, she’s content to nurse her wounds until she’s lured back to life with an irresistible con game involving a sister she never knew she had.
I won’t say anything more about the plot since I don’t want to ruin the story for anyone. I will add that Kell Digby is a lesbian and I’m pretty sure this is the first book I’ve read about a lesbian hit man. This isn’t Kear’s first book, but it was my first time reading one of her books. The other day I decided to read the first page to see if I would like it. I had no intention of reading the book anytime soon. As it turned out she hooked me right away and I finished it in two days.
Kell Digby is a fascinating character. The plot is entertaining and it’s a quick read. This is the type of book that’s fun to read as long as you don’t take it seriously. If you think too much about the plot the story will unravel. Don’t do that. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. The focus of this book is the main character. There’s action but I was surprised by the character development. The reader really gets to know Kell and I think since this is the first book in the series that will really help in the long run. And in the short run the author includes just enough action to keep the story moving along. The ending was a surprise and I’m curious to see where Kear takes the story next.
If you are in the mood for a fast read that will keep you turning the pages give this a go.