June 4, 2014

Blog Tour: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings – Review


Welcome to our Tour Stop for

The Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1)
by Lindsay Cummings

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An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

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 part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

add to goodreadsThe Murder Complex (The Murder Complex #1)
by Lindsay Cummings
Publication Date:  June 10, 2014
Publisher:  Greenwillow Books

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MaryAnn-2013The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings is a fast paced read that will leave readers wanting more!  I was so excited to be able to start reading this one.  From reading the synopsis alone, I knew it was going to be a thrill ride.

What I loved most about The Murder Complex was main character, Meadow.  She was like Katniss from Hunger Games, Triss from Divergent, and Nikita all rolled into one.  Loyal to the bone, tough as nails, bad ass, head strong, and a show no fear attitude.  I, honestly, couldn’t tear my eyes away from this character.  I wanted to see just how bad ass she was, how far she would go, how tough she could be.  I loved that her love for her family was her driving force.

Because she was being trained by her father, for what seems like her whole life, Meadow is one chick that can take care of herself.  And with reason.  The world is a gong show.  A plague had taken the lives of all humans…until a “cure” was found.  Now, everyone lives for a long time, and it’s getting a little over populated.  Enter the dark hour… murder is running rampant in the streets.  Kill or be killed… Easier said than done when the ones doing the killing are programmed and skilled assassins that will stop at nothing until their target is dead.  And one of these “sleeper agents” is Zephyr,  a Ward (parentless child) who has problems that he can’t even begin to comprehend.

But a chance meeting between Meadow and Zephyr is what makes all of this so interesting.  Somehow, these their lives are intertwined with a soul purpose…to destroy the ones who created this entire catastrophe…at all costs.

Death, blood, destruction.  All of that runs rampant in the pages of The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings.  From the very beginning, the author does a very convincing job of showing readers just how dark and dangerous the world is in this book.  Everyone has the potential to murder you…most will do whatever is necessary to get extra creds that will give extra rations for themselves and their family.  But there are also 4 commandments that must always be adhered to.  By breaking one of these rules, the punishment is pretty much instant death…bullet to the head *bang*

As with most books that have terms that are familiar to the world created in the book, I was a little confused in the beginning.  But in due time, the terminology was becoming second nature.  I do know that I NEED TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!  The reader is left hanging at the end with an impossible scenario, and I’m dying for the next page.  Just give me the next page, dang it!

If you’re looking for a read that is pretty much go go go, non-stop action, The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings is definitely the book for you.  I could not put it down.



Lindsay Cummings is the 20-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX, as well as its sequel, coming 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, coming Fall 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.

Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, can’t get enough of her two pesky German Shepherds, wolf cub, and two horses. She’s still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts–it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @lindsaycwrites

Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

1 Comment

  1. Megan

    This book sounds so good. I’ve seen a lot of reviews lately and they all seemed to love it!

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