The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning Review

Disclosure of Material Connection: An ebook was provided tome by the PR company for review.  No payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist or the readers of this review.  This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning
By Hallgrimur Helgason

About the book:

Toxic kills people for a living. Bad people. For a living. So it’s okay. Or at least that’s how he explains it to girlfriends who are a bit uncomfortable when they discover how he pays for their dates. One would think that he has killed his conscience as well if it weren’t for its unexpected arrival when he is forced to kill a holy man, Father Friendly, in JFK airport as he flees NYC.

Now posing as Friendly to dodge the FBI, Toxic finds himself on a plane hurtling toward Reykjavík, Iceland. This is a city that he reads in the plane’s travel magazine is “the hottest city in Europe, the capital of cool.” A place where the nights are long and the girls are bright. It all sounds promising until Toxic steps off the plane and is greeted by two religious fanatics.

He has almost forgotten. He is Friendly now. And apparently he is a famous televangelist.

Good Moon Door and Sick Reader (Toxic’s English translation of his new hosts’ impossible Icelandic names) set him up in their squeaky cleanand godly home. They expect Friendly to appear on their evening television show. So much for keeping a low profile from the feds. It’s only a matter of time before Toxic is onthe run again, with nowhere to hide in the endless daylight and nowhere to run on the small island, population 300,000.

When the man they thought was Friendly reappears at Good Moon Door and Sick Reader’s door as the sin-ridden and helpless Toxic, his fate is left entirely in their hands. Will they report him like good citizens of their country or save him like good soldiers of the Lord?

My Review:

The Hitman’s Guide to Housecleaning is a book that I normally wouldn’t read, but I am trying to get out of my comfort zone and experience more genres. This book was a bit of a rough start for me in the beginning as I had to adapt to the author’s language and flow. Once I started reading, this book was an interesting read.

Told through the eyes of Toxic. Toxic is a hitman and with that life, he must live undetected. He’s quick on his feet and able to take on a new identity to remain anonymous.  Unexpectedly, he must take on a new identity and the closest man is Father Friendly. He kills the Friendly, unaware of his profession at first. As Friendly, he takes on his life, his clothes, and his plane ticket. He quickly learns Father Friendly was sent to Iceland to live with a host family.

As Father Friendly, Toxic learns more about himself, his skills, and his personal life.
Toxic certainly lives a chaotic life and when he needs it most, he finds help from his host family, Good moon door and Sickreader.

I had a difficult time reading this book. There are several spelling and grammar errors that were difficult to get past. Often times, I had to re-read just to understand the flow and what the author was trying to convey.

Overall, The Hitman’s Guide to Housekeeping is an exciting adventure of murder, mystery, mayhem, and undercover work.

Disclosure of Material Connection: An ebook was provided tome by the PR company for review.  No payment was received by me in exchange for this review nor was there an obligation to write a positive one. All opinions expressed here are entirely mine and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book’s publisher and publicist or the readers of this review.  This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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Comments

  1. I know it’s tough to read out of our comfort zones, but there always is such a sense of accomplishment when we do. Thanks for your review!

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