Today I’m on a Blog Tour and review for 66 Metres by J.F. Kirwan!
About the book:
The only thing worth killing for is family.
Everyone said she had her father’s eyes. A killer’s eyes. Nadia knew that on the bitterly cold streets of Moscow, she could never escape her past – but in just a few days, she would finally be free.
Bound to work for Kadinsky for five years, she has one last mission to complete. Yet when she is instructed to capture The Rose, a military weapon shrouded in secrecy, Nadia finds herself trapped in a deadly game of global espionage.
And the only man she can trust is the one sent to spy on her…
“A masterfully paced action thriller that takes readers to unexplored depths. The first novel in J. F. Kirwan’s Nadia Laksheva series introduces a heroine that readers are bound to fall hard for.” BestThrillers.com
This is the first of the Nadia Laksheva spy thriller series. We initially meet Nadia when she leaves home on her 18th birthday and heads to Moscow, to meet up with her sister, Katya. Within the first few months, Nadia ends up in trouble, and Katya’s gangster boyfriend, Kadinsky, saves her with the agreement that she will work for him for 5 years and then he will free both Nadia and Katya.
The main story starts at the end of the 5 years, when Nadia is taking part in what will be her last mission for Kadinsky. She is to collect a package in the Thames, but it all goes wrong. She hides the package at sea on a shipwreck off the coast of the Scilly Isles, and the story takes us on a thrilling adventure seeing Nadia trying to retrieve the package and stop enemy agents from getting their hands on it at all costs.
It was really good to see a strong female protagonist. Nadia is a fantastic character, she’s a spy with morals and doesn’t like to kill – which is difficult in her position. I sympathised with her being given a choice between a spy and a whore, and the whole working to save her sister line.
It also felt really odd to be rooting for the Russians over MI5 – traditionally other nations are seen as the bad guys – but you couldn’t help but be moved by Nadia’s position, and hope she would win in the end.
I stayed up well past my bedtime I was so hooked by this. A fast paced page turner, and you never knew who could be trusted as people double crossed one another.
Overall I gave it 4 stars.
*My thanks to Kate Moloney and the team at Thick As Thieves for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review*
About the Author: