SciFi Book Review: The Murder Complex

The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision. The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or is it part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Meadow is a tough and talented fighter, but is still a vulnerable girl emotionally. She tries to keep her distance from Zephyr, after saving him one night. But he’s persistent. He’s also unwittingly a pawn in the Murder Complex. The narrative switches back and forth between the two from their points of view.

The Murder Complex is the first in a heart-pounding, science fiction series for young adults. This thriller offers up a fantastic blend of vivid characters, a suspenseful and unpredictable plot, and a dark, dystopian world. It’s fast-paced, gritty, intense, and action-packed. Ending with an exciting cliffhanger, readers will be eager for the next in the series. This debut author is one to watch.

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