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Reviewed by Jenna Arthur

Have you ever felt like you have lost control of your life? Like someone, somewhere, an unseen force is controlling your existence? Like a puppet master playing you like Pinocchio? This is the case for Bill Moore, the man with the plan.

Moore has a steady job, a good marriage and a beautiful home. But like so many, he is never satisfied. He has a plan, a five year map for his life that has shifted and changed over time. After six years Moore is still not where he wishes to be in life. He is driven by greed, by money and the thirst to own his own real estate empire and he is willing to do whatever it takes to get the life he so richly deserves. Cutting corners and doing what he feels he must, Bill begins trying to shape his plan into the mold he originally crafted until one day when a note with the word “modified” appears on his office desk.

Someone has taken control of his life. Without his knowledge, his life has become drastically not his own. It has become modified. Everything around him begins changing for the negative. He receives porn in the mail he never ordered. His business associates receive a derogatory email he says he never sent. Inappropriate photos appear on his computer that could ruin everything. Every relationship and goal it seems is being tested. His life is spiraling out of control and he is determined to find the means to the end the chaos.

Killer Move is witty in parts and brings the reader into the destruction that is the life of Bill Moore. As his life unwinds, the reader will appreciate the effort Michael Marshall puts into the scheme behind the ruin of Moore. However, the lack of personal appeal Moore exhibits as a character leaves us less them empathetic to his plight.

Suspenseful and futuristic characteristics make this book appealing and help balance the missing emotional connection the reader may feel with the character. Overall, Killer Move is balanced with both elements of positivity and negativity. But a strong element of suspense almost always outweighs a character flaw and makes the reader curious enough to bite. Curl up with this book on a rainy day where TV just isn’t cutting it.

Rating: 3/5

Jenna lives in the bustling city of Pittsburgh, PA with her fiance and her two beautiful cats. Along with her passion for reading and the literary world, she is also an artist, writer, environmental activist, creative coordinator and aspiring culinary genius. She believes there is nothing better to her then a good book, and lives one cover to the next.

Review copies were provided free of any obligation by William Morrow. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.