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A Dead End Job: A Kayla Hicks Book Review

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What happens when death gives you a choice between death and being his personal hitman?

What is it about?

Death needs a vacation. Badly. But there’s a catch: There are people who cheat the system, always falling through the cracks and not dying like they’re supposed to. Who’s going to take care of them while Death’s sipping on sangria?

The answer is simple: Death needs an intern, and it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that one prospect, Buck Palasinksia—a bankrupt hitman with a roleplaying addiction—might have what it takes. While scoping out his next target, Buck gets drilled in the forehead by a bullet and falls right into Death’s lap.

If they shove him back into his body, he’ll have a few weeks to prove that he has what it takes to be Death’s right-hand.

All he has to do is take out Public Enemy No. 1, John Dillinger, and quit smoking.

My review:

Buck has been a successful hitman for a number of years, but his success is merely tallied in his kills.

Unlike many hitmen in the movies who have lavish cars, numerous apartments and hideaways, and more, Buck is poor and just scraping by.

As a reader, I thoroughly enjoyed Bucks' personality and quick remarks, which often made me laugh out loud.

He was given an interesting back story, personality, and an interesting future by the end of the book.

The book kept a great pace, making it hard for me to put it down.

And I really enjoyed the other characters that were woven into the story as well.

I would recommend this for readers into dark humor. And compare this to Ross Youngs' series on the Grim Reaper, Dead Heads.

A 5-star review from me. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

You can get it here: A Dead End Job