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A Life to Kill

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This book was good, not my favorite but it was okay. I loved Jenny's character and how she would stop at nothing to find the truth, but man was there ever a list of characters in here. I was getting confused and the POV kept changing and trying to keep track of who’s POV I was reading. It took me a bit to figure out who each character was and how they were connected.

Another part I didn’t particularly enjoy was the courtroom drama, that just isn't really my jam. It was a bit dry, but I did really like that the story took place back home in the UK and not in Afghanistan since I don't really enjoy reading about war. I also liked the spouses of the men deployed and their realities and what they were all dealing with. As much as this is fiction, I'm sure there are some truths about how the MOD might want to hide things. There were many secrets and lies, that I was definitely surprised at the end.

Overall, pretty good. The other Jenny Cooper books from the series don't necessarily revolve around the military so I might pick those up!
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I did not realize this book was a part of a series, so I found myself a little lost with not knowing character backstories. However, this was still a very good read. It was difficult to bring to light issues with soldiers mental health issues and felt captivated by the empathy shown to the soldiers. Really made it feel like I could picture it all. I am definitely going to start this series from the beginning. 

Thank you NetGalley for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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When I originally requested A Life To Kill on NetGalley, I somehow missed that it was the seventh book in a series. It was hard to follow the story at times but it didn't really take out of me enjoying the book in the end. The book handles a difficult subject but succeeds in showing the issues with recruiting, soldier's mental health as well as the sense of purpose that drives men to want to serve. 

Thank you to NetGalley and Pan Macmillan for my copy in exchange for an honest review
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