Title- Gravel Ghost
Series-Death Valley Series Book# 1
By- Charyse Allan
Genre- YA Thriller
Publication Date- December 16th, 2014
Seventeen-year-old Payton Morros is a killer. Adopted as a child, and groomed into the profession by her new parents, she longs for a normal life. But lethal assassins at the top of their game can’t exactly quit their day job. Her only escape from her predetermined destiny is spending time with her best friend Conner, if only for a little while.
When Payton is sent to Chile for an assignment, she discovers a devastating truth that challenges everything she knows about herself and her family. Abandoning the mission, and on the run, she must unravel the secrets of her past before she loses all sense of herself. Or worse, before she jeopardizes everyone she cares about.
Payton doesn't enjoy what she does, but she is very good at it. To be an assassin at the age of 17 and having killed so many people really bothers her. Her link to normalcy is Conner, who she sneaks out to see when she can, allowing her to feel better for a while. When she gets ready to do her 100th mission she gets the surprise of her life and everything goes haywire. What will happen to Payton? Will she survive her botched mission? Just who is a friend and who is an enemy that is the question of the day.
I truly enjoyed this debut novel from Ms. Allan, it was a nicely written story that held my attention from beginning to end. I did find there were a couple characters that I would have liked more rounded out, to know more about them. I will recommend this book to all my friends, it is truly worth reading. It absolutely thrills me to know she is writing another, to watch her grow will be an awesome experience. I want to thank Charyse Allan for the chance to read and review her book, I am excitedly awaiting the next chapter in Payton & Conner's lives. I give this book 4 stars.
Charyse Allan grew up in Arizona dancing and riding horses. She is an avid reader, but didn’t become one until high school. This is also when she realized her passion for writing, however it wasn’t until a couple years into her marriage that she tried her hand at writing a novel.
When she isn’t writing or reading, she can be found in Northern Arizona, tending her garden with her husband and best friend, while their two kids and two crazy dogs run around the yard. Charyse is also a big fan of Holy yoga, juicing and being a vegetarian—she misses bacon like nobody’s business.
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