The Teen Killers Club is on the brink of destruction, with one faction pitted against another in a deadly game of survival. Erik and Signal are part of the group who’ve had their “kill switches” disabled, and the others are under orders to hunt them down—or meet their own demise. Now, Erik and Signal have to find a way to neutralize the others’ switches and clear Signal’s name. In the middle of a manhunt that is going viral and turning them into an internet-age Bonnie and Clyde.
Erik and Signal are both Class As—the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profile—but Erik is the ultimate Class A, with ten kills to his name and a secret in his past that will change everything.
As if being hunted down wasn’t enough, Erik is determined to get Signal admit that she loves him. But Signal is hellbent on crushing her own growing attraction.
It’s a race against time to save the Teen Killers Club from its worst nightmare—having to kill the friends they need more than ever.
The premise of the first book in this series hooked me immediately – a camp where Class A teens, the most dangerous and manipulative criminal profiles, are trained to be assassins.
With their kill switches now disabled, Erik and Signal are on a quest for evidence that will prove Signal’s innocence. They need to move fast, because their friends from assassin camp have been dispatched to locate them. Bringing them back to camp alive may be optional. With the help of a friend, contacts on the outside, and weirdly starstruck fans, the two of them slowly make their way back to Signal’s hometown. Some pretty hefty secrets are revealed, but I’m still unsure who to believe. Luckily, there’s a third book coming that should answer my questions.
All of these teens have allegedly killed someone and been deemed unrehabilitable by a psychological test. Their lives now consist of being sent on numerous missions to assassinate designated targets until they reach their thirties (if they live that long) at which time they’ll be killed. Can’t have any loose ends out in the real world. But this group forms strong bonds and friendships with each other. Can people change? Is there good inside someone after they’ve done bad things? Are they a danger to society and themselves? Those are the questions some of these characters are asking about themselves and others.
What I could have done without was the whiplash relationship angst between Erik and Signal – mostly due to her flip-flopping indecision. She wants to be with him on one page, then changes her mind on the next. Honestly, I’m surprised Erik didn’t leave her on the side of the road somewhere. I was more invested in them finding the evidence and exposing the camp to the public.
If you enjoy government conspiracies, psychological thrillers, and lots of morally gray characters, you’ll find all that in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.