Ally Brown is a mess. Having once harboured dreams of being a stand-up comedian, lately she’s been finding herself avoiding performing and then lying to her boyfriend about it. Meanwhile, at the day job given to her by his wealthy parents, her boss has disappeared and left her at the mercy of an absolute ogre of a replacement. Frustrated and angry, Ally lashes out and accidentally kills a rude jogger in Central Park, and from then on one bad decision leads to another.
Killed It is an absolutely cracking read that had me cackling while tearing through the pages to find out what would happen next. Incredibly funny and filled to the brim with the sort of pop culture references that tickle me with glee, it’s also very cleverly plotted. I’d half expected the ending to be something of an anti-climax after all that had gone before, but I loved how everything was pulled together with even the little details that I’d thought were just window-dressing eventually revealing themselves as important parts of the story.
I’d bought this for my friend’s birthday on the strength of another Cannonballer’s recommendation, only to buy my own copy after she couldn’t stop raving about how good it was. After devouring it in just two sittings – I basically did nothing else for an entire day – I wasn’t in the least bit disappointed. Killed It lived up to her hype and then some, and if you’re at all in the market for a fast-paced and fun mystery, I’d strongly recommend that you run out and get your own copy too.