Donna Stone’s husband was killed on the day her third child was born. In order to avenge his death, she leads a double life – housewife by day, and at other times, a deadly assassin.
The Housewife Assassin’s Handbook by Josie Brown follows Josie as she closes in on the shadowy organization she believes is responsible for her husband’s death. Along the way, she has to deal with a new partner, the misogynistic Jack, who seeks to replace her late husband, Carl. Mixed in with the somewhat graphic sex scenes and totally graphic acts of violence, are some madcap moments of classic slapstick humor, and a few handy household hints. In other words, a book that never fails to surprise you, even when it fails to live up to what you expect it to be. This book is not for everyone. There are those who will be put off by the sex scenes, or by what appears to be a ham-handed way of laying down clues. Even with all that, though, the ending—which is rather long and involved—will surprise anyone who hangs on until the end of the book
In short, it’s camp, it’s graphic, and in many cases predictable—but, I enjoyed it. I’m giving it four stars!