Review: HIT by Delilah S. Dawson

by Delilah S. Dawson
April 14th 2015
ISBN: 1481423398
Source: Publisher (ARC)

In order to save her mother, a teen is forced to become an indentured assassin in this sizzling dystopian thriller.

No one reads the fine print. 

The good news is that the USA is finally out of debt. The bad news is that we were bought out by Valor National Bank, and debtors are the new big game, thanks to a tricky little clause hidden deep in the fine print of a credit card application. Now, after a swift and silent takeover that leaves 9-1-1 calls going through to Valor voicemail, they’re unleashing a wave of anarchy across the country. 

Patsy didn’t have much of a choice. When the suits showed up at her house threatening to kill her mother then and there for outstanding debt unless Patsy agreed to be an indentured assassin, what was she supposed to do? Let her own mother die? 

Patsy is forced to take on a five-day mission to complete a hit list of ten names. Each name on Patsy’s list has only three choices: pay the debt on the spot, agree to work as a bounty hunter, or die. And Patsy has to kill them personally, or else her mom takes a bullet of her own. Since yarn bombing is the only anarchy in Patsy’s past, she’s horrified and overwhelmed, especially as she realizes that most of the ten people on her list aren’t strangers. Things get even more complicated when a moment of mercy lands her with a sidekick: a hot rich kid named Wyatt whose brother is the last name on Patsy’s list. The two share an intense chemistry even as every tick of the clock draws them closer to an impossible choice.

Delilah S. Dawson offers an absorbing, frightening glimpse at a reality just steps away from ours—a taut, suspenseful thriller that absolutely mesmerizes from start to finish.

My Thoughts:

Bang! Bang! HIT by Delilah S. Dawson has left it's mark and I cannot stop thinking about this heart stopping read that has raised some serious questions. How far would you go for the ones you love?

As the story begins and move at lightening quick speed, those questions are quickly put to the test. Apparently for Patsy she was willing to become an assassin for Valor National Bank and eliminate ten people in order to save her mom and herself.  

When I began reading this story I was immediately stunned by it's premise and how alarmingly close to our current society this read was. I was quickly drawn to Patsy and understood her need to succeed in her current situation. Yet, I found it a bit disturbing on how detached she was from her assassinations. It was off-putting but the storyline was just too compelling to stop, and that fact is intensified as each kill seems to have a direct link to Patsy. And this is a driving force in this storyline because her last hit is her recently acquired romantic interest Wyatt. Together, Patsy and Wyatt embark on a journey that is too twisted for words and so glaringly brutal that you will not easily forget it.

I enjoyed the intensity of this novel I found it to reach beyond my comfort zones and push me beyond my limits of reasoning. Yet, although I could understand the motives to commit these murders I could not see how it could go on undetected. That being said I am curious to see how things progress in the next novel because I could only imagine what lawlessness will transpire in the that read.

For those fans of nail-biting, dystopian reads that push you to your limits and beyond and make you think about what motivates you. Then this is a good read for you.


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