Monday 28 December 2015

Vigilante - Shelley Harris

Jenny Pepper never expected to end up like this. Tired of her job and the domestic grind, and bewildered by her teenage daughter, one night Jenny stumbles into a vigilante rescue. Suddenly her world is exciting again - and she's a hero. In the costume, she can be anyone she wants. And so her secret life begins. But when a real villain appears, Jenny's need for adventure begins to cost her dearly. As she starts to see less and less clearly through the mask, she finds her fantasy life becoming frighteningly real.

We all want to be extraordinary, and we all have a moment in our lives when we realise that we're not. Vigilante is about a woman who refuses to accept it gracefully... 

My thoughts:
Jenny is a 40ish mum who is bored. Bored with daily life in the bookstore she manages (even though she loves books!). Bored that she and her husband never goes anywhere. Worried about her teenage daughter who is drifting away from her. She is a normal woman, doing normal things.

But then the book takes a turn when she helps someone. And then maybe she could help more? Oh Jenny. Sure, yes good that you saved people, but that is so dangerous. Vigilantism is, oh I am torn. She helps people, but well I do not have to tell you how hurt she can get. The mask wont hell you there.

Then the book took another suspenseful turn as something bad is going on in town.

But, it was a good book. Jenny was just so normal, in a good way, just like anyone of us. Except that she sure makes her own story exciting. 


Hardcover, 288 pages
Published January 8th 2015 by W&N


  1. sounds like a decent read, not too trying. will keep a wee eye out for it.


  2. Jenny does sound like she makes things exciting

  3. Oh sounds like it got interesting! I haven't heard of this one before now.

  4. How on Earth is she bored with her book store??!!!

  5. This does sound interesting. I do have to agree with Carole, how can you be bored in a book store??

  6. This sounds really good. Great review!

  7. Be careful what you wish for... I guess her life isn't as boring now

  8. got me at book store ... want to read this one!

  9. It has a Secret Lives of Walter Mitty vibe and I liked that one. Every day people dreaming of more, but yes, taking on real criminals isn't wise on her part. LOL

  10. Sounds like it kept you interested.

  11. This sure sounds different, but I don't think I want to read it.



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