Killers of a Certain Age

Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn

Title:  Killers of a Certain Age
AuthorDeanna Raybourn
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group 
Genre:  Mystery & Thrillers
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages: 365
Date of US Publication:  6 September, 2022
My Rating:  5 Stars

My Thoughts 

When they are recruited by a top secret organization (that was originally outfitted to exterminate the last of the WWII Nazis and changed with the times to deal with other bad guys) as assassins, our main characters, Billie, Natalie, Helen, and Mary Alice are about 20 years old. Fast forward 40 years, and we have a story told in past and present timelines. The story was one that I found both engrossing and enjoyable as well as laugh out loud funny. I want to read more about these awesome women. 

Although Deanna Raybourn has been on my radar for years, this is the first book of hers that I’ve actually read 😊. That will definitely be changing.

Definite recommendation. 

eARC kindly provided by Berkley Publishing Group and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


Older women often feel invisible, but sometimes that’s their secret weapon.
They’ve spent their lives as the deadliest assassins in a clandestine international organization, but now that they're sixty years old, four women friends can’t just retire – it’s kill or be killed in this action-packed thriller by New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award-nominated author Deanna Raybourn.

Billie, Mary Alice, Helen, and Natalie have worked for the Museum, an elite network of assassins, for forty years. Now their talents are considered old-school and no one appreciates what they have to offer in an age that relies more on technology than people skills.
When the foursome is sent on an all-expenses paid vacation to mark their retirement, they are targeted by one of their own. Only the Board, the top-level members of the Museum, can order the termination of field agents, and the women realize they’ve been marked for death.
Now to get out alive they have to turn against their own organization, relying on experience and each other to get the job done, knowing that working together is the secret to their survival. They’re about to teach the Board what it really means to be a woman—and a killer—of a certain age.


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