The Hit List by Holly Seddon

Published February 24, 2021

The Hit List by Holly Seddon

Book info

  • Title The Hit List
  • Author Holly Seddon
  • Year 2020
  • Genre Thriller

On the anniversary of her husband's accidental death, Marianne seeks comfort in everything Greg left behind. She wears his shirt and cologne, reads their love letters and emails. Soon she's following his footsteps across the web, but her desperation to cling to any trace of him leads her to the dark web. And a hit list with her name on it. To try to save herself from Sam, the assassin hired to kill her, Marianne must first unpick the wicked web in which Greg became tangled. Was Greg trying to protect her or did he want her dead?


Mixed feelings about this one. It’s a really good thriller, well written, and you do spend quite a lot of the time wondering what on earth is going on and about to happen. When the real twists and turns started happening, it felt a bit unbelievable at first but then weird things happen on the dark web. I suppose at heart it was a bit like that Black Mirror episode where people end up doing things they don’t want to because otherwise they face exposure of some other wrongdoings.

I did like the way it went from hunted to hunter, back and forth, until the ending tied everything up. A good thriller all told.

Rating: 4 / 5

← Previous Back to the Future: The Ultimate Visual History by Michael Klastorin and Randal Atamaniuk
Next → Love, Nina by Nina Stibbe