The Revenge List by Hannah Mary McKinnon #BookReview @hannahmarymckinnon @htpbooks @BaysideBookReviews #NetGalley #TheRevengeList #thriller #suspense #mystery #WomensFiction

Pub Date 23 May 2023
Harlequin Trade Publishing, MIRA
Mystery & Thrillers


They say life flashes before your eyes when you’re about to die. But all she could see was regret.

The people in Frankie Morgan’s life say she’s angry. Emotionally stunted. Combative. But really, who can blame her? It’s hard being nice when your clients are insufferable, your next-door neighbor is a miserable woman and the cowardly driver who killed your mother is still out living it up somewhere.

Somehow, though, she finds herself at her very first anger-management group session—drinking terrible coffee and learning all about how “forgiveness is a process.”

One that starts with a list.

Frankie is skeptical. A list of everyone who’s wronged her in some way over the years? More paper, please. Still, she makes the pointless list—with her own name in a prominent spot—and promptly forgets about it…until it goes missing. And one by one, the people she’s named start getting hurt in freak accidents, each deadlier than the last.

Could it be coincidence giving her the revenge she never dared to seek…or something more sinister?

If Frankie doesn’t find out who’s behind it all, she might be next.

Adele’s Review:

4.5 Stars

The Revenge List is a fast paced, well written, and fun book to read. I absolutely loved Frankie, the often-angry protagonist (which must be exhausting), and how the root of her anger is revealed a little at a time throughout the book. The causes behind her biting personality give us reasons to empathize and move ahead with her story.

The book is written in linear style– beginning, middle, end– in Frankie’s single POV, which made it even more of a pleasure to sit back and enjoy. There are no multiple POVs or past/present timelines to sort through. For this reviewer, the straightforward construction proved refreshing. Readers will need to suspend disbelief throughout the tale, because some of the plot threads are tied a bit too neat, but The Revenge List is still an enjoyable read and highly recommended.

Hannah Mary McKinnon is an outstanding writer with flawless style. I’m officially a fan and will be looking forward to her next book.

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