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Book Review: The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson


Agent Christopher Rockford has been the best assassin in the agency for eight years, and he loves his job.

He loves his solitary lifestyle.

He loves keeping the world safe by getting rid of anarchists who threaten their orderly society.

He loves his comfortable life as a member of the wealthy Coastal upper class. But in pursuit of a target, he meets Jenna, a mysterious civilian who belongs to society’s lowest and most shunned group. Being around her is life-changing. She makes him feel for the first time, and he is instantly captivated. She boldly stands in the face of everything he has ever known and was taught to believe. He begins to see the world through her eyes, causing him to question his job, his lifestyle, and The Order he so obediently serves. It’s not long before he can't imagine his life without her. There’s just one problem: He knows she would leave him if she ever found out about his job. He knows this because he asked her how she felt about assassins in their government, and she was utterly disgusted with the idea, even though she believes their existence is just a myth.

As their relationship grows and intensifies, he knows he cannot keep the truth from her for long.

But Jenna has her own secrets to keep.

Set in an orderly world of near-perfect surveillance, genetically modified humans, and extreme socioeconomic divide, The Unexpected Inlander will take you through Chris’s journey of self-discovery and learning that change begins within.



Published: May 2020

Genre: Romantic Suspense

My star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)



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The Unexpected Inlander by Kellyn Thompson is set in a futuristic post-war world where humans are genetically modified and everything is government-controlled. The story follows Chris, an assassin on a mission to take out a family of anarchists. Along the way, Chris meets a Purebred woman (non-modified) who makes him question everything. The Unexpected Inlander is a gripping and intriguing story about finding acceptance and equality in a futuristic segregated world.


It was his habit to blend perfectly and invisibly into his immediate environment.

At first, I thought this was going to be a quick, action-packed read, but surprisingly, it was not. The plot, which is realistic and full of controversy in today's standards, is slow-paced but unique and fascinating and full of twists. It kept me interested and guessing on what would happen next. I loved reading a story about the power and order of a tough government being overthrown. The characters are well developed, and the world created by the author is portrayed beautifully.


Ultimately, they had been powerless in the face of The Order.

The Unexpected Inlander is an interesting, easy-to-read story with just the right amount of suspense and romance. The ending did feel a bit rushed but still ended with no unanswered questions. I am excited that this is book one in a series and can't wait to read more about these characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a world full of rebels, assassins, espionage, and a little bit of romance.



My Star Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ (5/5)



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Disclaimer: cover and blurb provided by the author. I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review

Note: This is book one of a series

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