Review ~ Blog Tour ~ Hitman Sam by Morgen Bailey.

Having been made redundant as a photocopier software designer, Sam Simpson is lured by a cryptic advert. As he learns it is for a trainee hitman, will he be tough enough to see the job through? Even James Bond had to start somewhere and Sam, as his alias Josh Bradley, looks forward to enjoying James’ lifestyle, although soon embroiled in a love triangle, Sam hadn’t expected things to get so complicated so quickly.  
I would like to thank the author and blog tour organiser for the ARC of this novel in return for an honest review.
The premise is that Sam recently made redundant is lured by a mysterious advert into becoming a trainee hitman. Now that might sound farfetched but when you think about it, how does a person become a gun for hire? I certainly have no idea and so this story was an entertaining and often funny read. Another recommendation is that it is short and can be read in one relaxed sitting, maybe with a nice drink and possibly as with me, a ‘I’m not sharing’ grab bag of chocolates. I was looking for something light and yet enjoyable to read and this fitted the requirements with bells on.
The story flows well and there are a great range of entertaining characters, many of whom are not who they seem initially and that kept me on my toes as a reader. Sam himself was suitably entertaining, naive enough to get caught up in a fantasy, James Bond he is not, but he is surprisingly good enough to make you think, he could make a career of this. He is unlucky in love and looking for some excitement in life and I felt myself really wanting him to succeed, even though I hate violence, I wanted him to accomplish the dream of escaping meritocracy.
If I had one issue, I would love to see into Sam’s future. Maybe a second short novella!
If you’re looking for a fun read then I would certainly give this one a go.
You can purchase the novel from Amazon
About the author 
2 Morgen July 2017
Morgen Bailey (Morgen with an E) is an author (of novels, short stories, writing and editing guides), freelance editor (for publishers and indie authors), writing tutor (in person and online), Writers’ Forum magazine ‘Competitive Edge’ columnist, blogger, speaker, and co-founder of Northants Authors. The former Chair of three writing groups, she has judged the H.E. Bates Short Story Competition, RONE, as well as the BBC Radio 2, BeaconLit, and Althorp Literary Festival children’s short story competitions. She also runs her own monthly 100-word competition. 2018 events include talks and workshops at Troubador’s Self Publishing Conference speakers, workshops and panels at Delapre Book Festival, interviewing and workshops at BeaconLit, and NAWG Fest with her ‘Editing your Fiction’ weekend residential course. Morgen can be found on Twitter, Facebook, and many others. Her blog is, and email address

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