Blog Tour: The Deal – S C Cunningham.

ISBN: 9781521465479. September 23rd 2020. Narrated by Susan Knight. Estimated run time: 11hours and 32minutes.
With thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for allowing me to take part in the tour and for arranging for an audiobook to be sent my way.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have hot, feisty, rule-breaking Angels fighting our corner from the skies? Well here you go. You’re welcome 🙂
Fun-loving career girl Amy Fox is a new Angel, but for how long? Avenging personal scores, lusting after her partner, dishing out tough karma on evil ex’s, bullies, trolls, abusers, traffickers, animal hunters, drug dealers, violent crime gangs and competing hell Warlords… will have her thrown below ground!
At the age of four, Amy was taken…She survived.
A week later, another little girl was taken…She didn’t.
Angry that a bad man has gotten away with murder, feisty young Amy makes a deal with God. When she dies, if she’s been a good girl, would he let her sit on a cloud for a while, invisible, to get the bad people who slip through his fingers?
Her deal and God long forgotten, Amy mysteriously dies. Her lifeless body is found beneath a London underground commuter train.
She awakens in the afterlife to discover an international network of like-minded souls who’ve all made the same deal. A sophisticated MI5-esque justice machine sits in the skies, protecting, righting wrongs, tracking criminals, and working within strict rules of play… all against time.
Each country’s Unit shares intelligence, surveillance, and resources to deactivate dangerous situations. The only evidence they leave behind during their earthly visits is a small white feather sashaying to the ground.
In a chaotic world, powerful adversaries try to close her Unit down. A complex SAS vigilante has been assigned to work as her partner, but with his jealous violent ex on her heels and with her own vendetta to settle, Amy has never worked so hard in her entire earthly life. She has to wonder if making a deal with God was a mistake.

This is one of those books I’m torn about. I really enjoyed some parts, whilst other parts were hard to read/listen to. Don’t get me wrong, I knew going in that it would deal with some potentially hard subjects, but the author scenes well enough to make me uncomfortable on multiple occasions.

I enjoyed the plot of the book enough, even if it had some clichĂ© moments, (I usually enjoy those, so it’s not necessarily a problem). As mentioned before there were some hard moments, some moments that were given a little more focus that I’d have liked, but given the story as a whole it worked out ok. I was excited to read the twist regarding other members of the character cast, and would be tempted to continue the series to find out what happens next with that.

I liked Amy, she seemed capable and loyal. I also liked Jack… mostly. He seems like the kind of person you’ll want on your side, but his affection for Amy ruffled my feathers a little. His being ‘in love’ with Amy the way he was, whilst she had no idea who he was felt stalkerish, not to mention a scene towards the end of the book in Amy’s apartment. That seemed out of place, and nonconsensual to me. Which rang alarm bells.

Overall I’m glad I have it a go. It was a nice change to read something of a more mature nature, as well as it being an Urban Fantasy. (Which I’m hoping to start reading more of soon).

I gave this 3 out if 5 stars.

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