Villanelle (a codename, of course) is one of the world's most skilled assassins. A catlike psychopath whose love for the creature comforts of her luxurious lifestyle is second only to her love of the game, she specializes in murdering the world's richest and most powerful. But when she murders an influential Russian politician, she draws a relentless foe to her tail. Eve Polastri (not a codename) is a former MI6 operative hired by the national security services for a singular task: to find and capture or kill the assassin responsible, and those who have aided her. Eve, whose quiet and otherwise unextraordinary life belies her quick wit and keen intellect, accepts the mission. The ensuing chase will lead them on a trail around the world, intersecting with corrupt governments and powerful criminal organizations, all leading towards a final confrontation from which neither will emerge unscathed. Codename Villanelle is a sleek, fast-paced international thriller from an exciting new voice in fiction.
Mulholland Books, 2018
Dear Luke Jennings,
I am so sorry to have given your book one star on Goodreads. However, the only books that I give one star to are books that I did not finish. Please don't be offended that I did not finish your book - I am sure that I would have if I had not already seen Killing Eve. Your book inspired an amazing TV show and I cannot wait to watch the second season. Because I have already seen the first, I already knew everything that I was reading in Codename Villanelle, which made reading it significantly less exciting. You created an amazing storyline and should be proud of your book, the show, and the amazing actresses that bring Eve and Villanelle to life.