THE GOOD KILL – A Review by Peyton Hammond

I’ve sent out many review request emails since I’ve published The Good Kill and after emailing one to Ms. Peyton Hammond the other day, I had just assumed, like most other requests, it would be a hit or miss whether it would get answered or not… mostly not as I’ve come to find out. As you can imagine if you’re an author in constant (desperate?) search of reviewers as I am, I was very surprised when I received a response from her that same day graciously informing me that she would review the book. That almost never happens. But then she surprised me again by telling me she would have the review up within a week. That never happens and I honestly, while thankful for the intent, was a bit skeptical. But I’ll be darned if she didn’t surprise me one last time by actually having the review posted within the week as advertised.

How cool is that?

Dry ice cold, that’s how cool it is.

I am a slow reader, almost as slow as I am as a writer, and I am so very envious of Peyton and others like her who posses the gift of not only being able to read a book all lickity split-like, but also being able to comprehend what has been read so quickly and then write about it in interesting ways that inform others as to why the book should or should not be read.

It truly is a gift, as it would take a month, at least, for me to read a book the size of my excessively wordy beast. And then to put a review together for it… it wouldn’t happen in a matter of days, that’s for sure.

Anyway, enough about my literary lameness and back to how very impressed I am with Peyton’s industriousness and the high quality of reviews that she so regularly posts to her well-kept, well-regarded, and interesting site, a site in which I recommend to you and all other book lovers like you most highly.

Thank you, Peyton!

Life in Books

Title: The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel

Author: Kurt Brindley

Number of Pages: 404 pages

Publisher: Prosoche

Publication Date: May 1, 2019

Purchase: Amazon

My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A former Navy SEAL turned vigilante hitman already in the crosshairs of corrupt Russian agents finds himself in even deeper trouble after rescuing a sex trafficking victim against her will just as she is about to be delivered into the hands of an unscrupulous corporate mogul, an impetuous and dangerous man who will not be denied his purchase. . .

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

During the battle to liberate Mosul from the brutal grip of the Islamic State, Killian Lebon, a war-weary Navy SEAL Senior Chief, sustains life-threatening injuries from an explosion during a rescue operation that goes horribly wrong.

Forced into early retirement from a vocation that for almost twenty years had been his sole purpose…

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4 Replies to “THE GOOD KILL – A Review by Peyton Hammond”

  1. The task of attempting to get reviewers has been eye opening and frustrating. I still don’t quite understand why so many people refuse to do the simple courtesy of responding, even if that response is no. To be left hanging and wondering if your message got lost in a spam black hole or if it is just being ignored is so frustrating. Do you send a second email in case they didn’t get the first one? Do you just assume they saw it and didn’t want to read? I have had some agree to review and never heard back after I sent a book. Again, do you contact them about it? I have also had some truly amazing people step forward for me. A couple have been incredible enough to refuse a review copy, purchasing one to read instead. Who turns down a free book that you want to read?!

    This whole process has made me really look at how I interact with people approaching me and why I now have a very explicit review policy with a promise to respond to every email and a time frame to expect that response because spam DOES happen. While most of those responses have been “sorry, outside of my preferred genre” at least the person approaching me knows I’ve seen their message.

    I’m a fast reader and often get to books on my list quickly. This is probably one of the bigger reasons why I’ve never attempted to join any kind of reading club or group. I’d get way too impatient waiting for everyone to catch up when I’ve finished the whole book in about a day. That and I’ll have gone on to read a dozen before they finish the one and I’ll start to feel a bit lost if I don’t read it again to be able to participate.

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  2. Yeah, I haven’t yet intentionally sent a second email, nor do I think I ever will; although, I’m pretty sure I have unintentionally sent another request one or two times. Happily, there are so many book reviewers out there I don’t think I’ll need to double back and try again with the same book to those who failed to answer my request the first time either out of choice or out of being spam foiled.

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