Sweet Shot by Todd Love
A Short Tale of Retirement Byron Sweet wants out.
To get out, he needs to finish one last job. After this job is complete, Byron will be set free, with more money then he could every dream imaginable. Will the past death of his mother, by his own hands, distract him or can Byron heal and move on with his life? With his target in sight, will Byron be able to pull the trigger one last time?
Love delivers a unique short that follows an assassin that is finally ready to hang it up. He is still haunted by the death of his mother as he makes his final kill. The mind-blowing ending was great and unexpected. Loved that twist!
Damn, Todd Love sure does give it to you nice and twisty. Thoroughly enjoyed, superb writing with a great reveal.
5 stars for an unexpected twist that will leave you dumbfounded. A weapon you'll never see coming. I loved this so much!
I love a good "slow burn" and didn't see the ending coming, at all, quite literally, which hit me in the face like a gush of, well, you'll have to read the book to get the reference. I liked the style, the way the story flowed and the perfect ending to a tale of skill, brains, and retirement!
Byron is a hitman with, as Liam Neesom would say, a very particular set of skills. He wants out of the business and is taking one last job before calling it quits. But how he takes out his marks will blow your mind. And theirs. This is a slow burn that's well worth the read.