Tuesday 30 May 2023

Kill For It by Lizzie Fry BLOG TOUR #KillForIt #LizzieFry @LucyVHayAuthor @BooksSphere @RandomTTours #BookReview

How far would you go for the thing you want most?

Would you... kill for it?

Cat Crawford is not especially good at her job.

Erin Goodman is the woman Cat wants to be when she's older - smart, successful, and the best part? She's earned it - nothing was ever handed to Erin on a plate, or to Cat.

But Erin doesn't notice Cat. Not until something awful happens and Cat, finding herself in the right place at the right time, writes the article that goes viral. Now she's got Erin's attention.

The difference is, Cat knows Erin is onto her. And Cat is more than happy to toy with her colleague, especially if it gets her an even bigger story to report on.

In the game of cat and mouse, there can be only one winner.

Kill For It by Lizzie Fry was published by Sphere in November 2022. My thanks to the author who sent my copy for review as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour. 

Kill For It is a novel of intrigue and suspense that kept me gripped throughout. Whilst there are plenty of unexpected deaths, and it is most certainly a thriller, the main theme here is the struggles that women have in the workplace. Lizzie Fry incorporates the frustrations of sexism and misogyny into a nail-biting story, and it really works.

Erin and Cat come from similar working class backgrounds. They both work for the same large news organisation. Cat sits in a tiny cubicle, re-writing press releases and dreaming of becoming an investigative journalist, whilst Erin is a deputy editor, with her own office and tipped for the top. 

When Erin discovers Cat crying in the staff toilets one day, she takes her under her wing. Listening to her, offering her friendship and sharing her experiences. Cat is delighted to have finally been noticed, however, she wants more, and after writing a piece that goes viral, she is determined to stay above the radar.

Cat will do anything to make sure that she continues to be noticed, and slowly Erin realises that quiet, mousy Cat is not quite all that she seems. 

As the body count soars, and Cat slowly eases her way into the more influential circles, Erin realises that her own star is fading, and only she can do something about it. 

This is a fast-paced, tense and sometimes very dark story that details just how far someone will go to ensure that they are noticed. Both Cat and Erin are fabulous characters, well rounded and cleverly drawn. The toxicity of the workplace shines through the story, with numerous male characters who are either weak, but hold powerful positions, or downright sexist, with one saving grace in the shape of Erin's neighbour Asif.

Lizzie Fry is a debut author of high concept thriller The Coven (published by Sphere
books), but you might know her better as LV Hay.

LV’s books previous books were crime fiction: The Other Twin, Do No Harm (Orenda Books) and Never Have I Ever (Hodder).

The Other Twin is currently being adapted for the screen by Agatha Raisin producers Free@Last TV.

Twitter @LucyVHayAuthor

Instagram @lucyvhayauthor

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