An explosive romantic thriller set in the Dublin criminal underworld.
His last hit turns out to be his first love…
As a final job for his gangster uncle, Lar Delaney agrees to eliminate one last target. Through the crosshairs of his sniper rifle, he realizes that his target is a former girlfriend—a woman who supposedly died five years previously.
Moira Collins is an intelligence agent whose cover has been shot to smithereens. When she finds herself on the wrong side of an assassin’s rifle, she’s appalled to recognize the only mark she ever let herself fall in love with.
Final Target Review
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I had never read a Zara Keane novel or a novel about the mob, so this was a first x2 for me!
I really liked the storyline and the suspense. There were lots of twists and turns--especially in the end that I wasn't expecting. The last twist segways into the next novel! This story begins with the bombing of a church, then fast forwards several years to fill in the gaps as to why Moira and Lar became what they were/are. It also explains why they did what they did. There are 3 main crime families in this novel, each accusing the other of killing their family members. People are assumed dead, but they aren't. Family members are reunited and love found.
I found myself confused at times with all the family elements as to who was after whom and why. This is not a light read and you have to be somewhat detail-focused so that you don't miss something important. With that being said, I did enjoy this novel and will definitely read other Zara Keane novels!
Fantastic new series!! I have always loved this author and she definitely did not disappoint this time. The characters as always make you fall in love with them and you think about them even when you are forced to put the book down to deal with everyday life! I cannot wait to read even more of her books! Get this book, you will not be disappointed
Irish Mafia with romance and mystery
I had no idea this book was going to be about the Irish Mafia when I started it! I have read the first three books in the Ballybeg series, so I have no read the book that introduces you to Lar. There are many characters to meet in this book! He comes from a large Irish family, many of whom are also tied to the mob, though Lar and some of his cousins are trying to get out. Enter Moira, a blast from his part with a very large twist! I don't want to give to much of the plot away... This book was hard to put down. I wanted to find out who was behind what, and if Lar and Moira were going to get together! The end of the book left me anticipating the next one in the series. In the mean time, I may need to get the rest of the books in the Ballybeg series read... Being from the States, I did not find it hard to follow along or understand what was being said or described. Sometimes reading a book about a place I haven't been with slang I don't understand can be a little challenging! But, how else am I suppose to travel the world for only $5! I did receive an advanced copy of this book for an honest review.