I’ve previously reviewed Joshua Winning first two books in the Sentinel Trilogy, Sentinel and Ruins, which I really loved. When Josh contacted me about his new book Killing Rumer, which is currently in the pledging stage over at Unbound, I was excited that he had more work on the way. I was immediately intrigued by its main character Rumer Cross; dark, hard, and tough as nails, she sounded really cool.
Here, have a synopsis:
Rumer Cross is scraping by working for a dingy London detective agency. She lives in the shadow of her mother, a violent criminal dubbed the ‘Witch Assassin’ whose bloodthirsty rampage terrorised London for over a decade.
Raised by foster families who never understood her and terrified she could one day turn into her mother, Rumer has become detached and self-reliant. But when she’s targeted by a vicious mobster who believes she’s hiding an occult relic, she’s drawn into the very world she’s been fighting to avoid.
Hunted by assassins and haunted by her mother’s dark legacy, Rumer must also confront a terrible truth: that she’s cursed, because no matter what she does, everybody she’s ever grown close to has died screaming.
Set in an urban sprawl of bullet-riddled buildings, Killing Rumer is a thriller that asks the question: can we ever really change who we are?
I’m currently about a quarter of the way through the book and it is really good. Dark, with a twisted mystery at its heart, the book has a really strong voice in Rumer’s narration.
I really hope that Josh’s Unbound campaign reaches its goal, because I’d love for more people to read Rumer’s story. You can learn more about the book and the campaign at its Unbound page and you can learn more about Josh and his work at his website.