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The Housewife Assassin's Handbook
     

The Housewife Assassin's Handbook

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by Josie Brown
 

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Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one … and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way. Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to

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Every desperate housewife wants an alias. Donna Stone has one … and it happens to be government-sanctioned. But Donna earned it the hard way. Her husband was killed the day she delivered their third child. To avenge her husband's murder, Donna leads a secret life: as an assassin. But espionage makes for strange bedfellows, and brings new meaning to that old adage, "Honey, I'm home..."

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is a super sex and fun read that you shouldn't miss!" - Mary Jacobs, Bookhounds Reviews

"It's a fast-paced read, and the gadgets are awesome...The perfect combination of mystery and humour." - Curled Up with a Good Book and a Cup of Tea

"The chemistry between Donna and Jack is enough to set water on fire... A healthy dose of humor and ridiculousness in a book that won't be put down - so go pick it up now!" - Cat's Thoughts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781942052098
Publisher:
Signal Press
Publication date:
12/11/2015
Series:
Housewife Assassin Series , #1
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
764,972
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Josie Brown is the author of the best-selling Housewife Assassin's Handbook series (13 novels); the Totlandia series (5 novels) and the True Hollywood Lies series (2 novels).

Her other novels include:
The Candidate (political thriller)
The Baby Planner (contemporary women's fiction) and
Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives (contemporary women's fiction) which was optioned by producer Jerry Bruckheimer for television.

Josie lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children.
You can reach her via her website: www.JosieBrown.com and www.HousewifeAssassinsHandbook.com

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Housewife Assassin's Handbook 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 27 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series. Josie Brown has managed to embroil her character into the life of a government assassin taking on all that is bad in the world, but has been able to keep her humanity intact. She has allowed Donna to focus on being a good Mom and instilling morals and values to her kids. At one point Donna is put into the position of caring for two men. Her decision appears to some reviewers as being morally wrong, but taken into context with her emotional turmoil of not being allowed to grieve the loss of her husband (or even acknowledge his death), and the importance of her current mission, I think the author did a great job of showing how hard Donna tried to make the moral choice. Josie's characters are very believable, and her plot is great. I definitely recommend this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What I loved most about this book is that it so clearly illustrates that there is a dark side in each of us. The heroine, Donna Stone, could be just another mom next door, except for the fact that she is also a black ops assassin. Maybe it's a premise that you've seen before, but not like this. The spy vs. spy stuff rings true, as does the neighborhood shenanigans. In other words, it's a well written dark farce. I'm glad it's a series, and I'll certainly read the next one.
Andree47 More than 1 year ago
I love Josie Brown's books! I I've been dying for this to come out, and I wasn't disappointed. It's got all the dark suburban farce found in her Secret LIves of Husbands and Wives, with sexual playfulness of Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Sexy and smart!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this whole book in a little over 24 hours...I couldn't put it down! Can't wait to read the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It had drama, suspense, humor basically everything i enjoy reading. I am excited to continue on with the series. I would recommend this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book a humorous and entertaining light read. It was hard for me to put down and I lookd forward to the times I had a couple minutes to sneak in chapter or two! I look forward to reading the other books in the series.
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Anonymous 8 months ago
Gteat suspense/mystery. LL
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply the best story . Great characters and so much action . Careful you might even learn a few delightful tricks.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not my kind of book; didn't finish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story , not realistic for me though .
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok
KimHeniadis More than 1 year ago
For quite some time now, I’ve been looking for a book that is similar to The Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series by Julie Kenner. When I came across this book I thought, perhaps, my wishes would finally be fulfilled. Alas, it was not to be…. So Julie Kenner, if you ever read this, or if someone who reads this knows her, please encourage her to write more in this series. Just for me. But I’m sure many more people would be happy too. This book started out strong, and I had high hopes, then I got to the middle, and Donna’s repetition of how this new guy would just leave, and break her kid’s hearts again, started to get to me. If you were take out all of these instances, the book would be down about 90 pages. I want to read about her adventure, how she seduces a mark, the fight scenes, and how she finally kills him. Sure you can throw romance and sex in, but I want more meat to the story. Also Donna is supposed to be an intelligent woman, but her mood swings were so often, and so childish, that they stopped being funny. A couple of times sure, since we all feel that way, but when it starts affecting her job, the author needed to find some new ways to tell the story. And in regards to Donna’s intelligence, the ending was so obvious, and as a trained spy/killer, she did so many things wrong, that I just couldn’t let my imagination go enough for it to even be semi-enjoyable. I will say Josie Brown did a good job with some of the characters, especially the kids. They each had their own personalities, and they were on point for kids their ages. Also I only found a couple of spelling/grammatical errors, so that was another plus. There are just too many books out there for me to even try the second book in the series to see if her storylines get any better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Far fetched..not for the prudish that's for sure.
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MikyStu More than 1 year ago
Was looking for a comedy romantic mystery all in one book. I have not heard of The Housewife Assassin Series and I as willing to try. I enjoyed it so much! I am starting on book 2 and I can't put it down.
kittiJD More than 1 year ago
I ordered this book on the day it was supposed to be free and I was charged. Be careful.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Improbable, but great romp. Strong characters & an interesting story, this book will leave you wanting more. And with names like Carl & Donna Stone & a character's alias of Dee Reed, I'm guessing the author is a big fan of the Donna Reed show.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
189 Nook pages. DW
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The main characters emotions seem to flip o a dime. She does not see below the surface of anything. She either thinks someone is great or she thinks they should be killed.What really bothers me though is no mother would allow their children so used. She is selfish and psycopathic. Not a well writen character or book .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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