The Redemption of Charm: Killing Sisters Book 3

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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  • Author Name: Frank Westworth
  • Publication Date: 28/03/2017
  • Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9781911320555

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JJ STONER HAS EVERY REASON TO KILL

The ex-black ops assassin and former soldier has been betrayed three times over. His enemies brutalised his woman, corrupted his best friend. Stoner is now a danger to anyone who knows him. He’s isolated. Neutralised. Vulnerable.

Now he must confront Charm, the final Killing Sister, and find out whether any of his former friends and allies will stand by his side when the bullets start flying.

JJ Stoner has every reason to die.

Can he find a reason to live?

In ‘The Redemption Of Charm’, anti-hero JJ Stoner prowls the threatening territory familiar to readers of ‘Galveston’ or ‘The Winter Of Frankie Machine’ but with a distinctly British twist. Imagine what might happen if Jack Reacher lost the only fight that really matters…

Black humour and wry realism underscore intense episodes of brutal, no-holds-barred conflict. Snappy dialogue segues into surreal, sometimes deadly sexual encounters.

Finally, Stoner must take his last stand and face his ultimate foe. Survival is far from certain.

Perfect for fans of Lee Child, Don Winslow and Nic Pizzolatto.

Feedback for the Killing Sisters series

‘The writing is stylish, clever, razor-sharp, and we are left in awe of the Killing Sisters, with all their murderous skills and their sexual savagery’

Crime Fiction Lover

‘Guns, girls, guitars and scenes of gruesome violence, all shot through with a wit sharp enough to draw blood. Westworth delivers a plot that drags you along relentlessly’

Award-winning author RJ Ellory

‘A fast-paced, high-powered thriller. Terse and stiletto streamlined and sharp as the blade of a knife.’

Maxim Jakubowski, lovereading.co.uk

‘When the fighting starts, you want JJ Stoner on your side’

Quentin Bates, best-selling author of the Icelandic murder-mysteries

‘A dark, grievous tale of hanging out with a nihilistic killer and enjoying the ride’

Eden Sharp, author of the Vigilante Investigator Justice Series

1 review for The Redemption of Charm: Killing Sisters Book 3

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Eden Sharp, author of the Vigilante Investigator Justice Series

    ‘A dark, grievous tale of hanging out with a nihilistic killer and enjoying the ride’

    ‘Gets under the skin via vivid, sense-filled writing by an author with a unique voice’

    ‘A portrait of the inner life of a killer… I’m seduced by Stoner and his world’

    Ex-military sergeant and assassin, JJ Stoner, has had his strings pulled one too many times by the intelligence world he inhabits, one in which he sometimes gets his payday from characters who straddle the boundaries between national interest and nefariousness, and he’s taken to the back roads of America for a little reflection and respite. But unfinished business and loose ends slowly lure him to mete out revenge for a sadistic and personal slight. The almost supernatural foe he must encounter and overcome is skilfully built to resemble the devil incarnate. Perhaps all is not as sliced and diced and clear cut as it first seems though.

    This is not a regular, frenetic thriller. It’s more a study of inaction rather than a series of set pieces of action. But while it goes against convention, and possibly reader expectation, the upshot is it avoids being formulaic. This is a ponderous reflection providing a portrait of the inner life of a killer who believes in nothing, has no loyalties, and no purpose other than, perhaps, an impulse to destroy. It feels authentic. Much of the sense of realism comes from the wonderful encapsulation of setting by the author and the meandering domesticity, interspersed with casual but significant violence and no-holds-barred sexual encounters, which foster the feeling of being right there alongside him.

    It’s a cut-out for these changing times. Stoner, the masculine in crisis, is the old guard being replaced by a younger generation of modern, almost gender-neutral cyber-spooks. He is reviewing the life lived through a rear-view mirror. The reader becomes immersed in watching Stoner calculate his next step vengeful moves as he becomes increasingly entrenched on a course of violent catharsis for his broken psyche.

    This contemplative study of the Übermensch in decline, searching for his own meaning, is a slow burn which gets under the skin via vivid, sense-filled writing by an author with a unique voice. I’m seduced by Stoner and his world but I want to love him for the right, redemptive reasons. Instead I find myself looking on as a voyeur with a monstrous fascination.

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