While researching my new novel Seven Crows, which I thought of as an action movie in book format, I decided one of the best ways to keep the pacing fast and the plot moving was to study action movies, particularly those with a female lead. At the time there weren’t that many, but since I started the book the list has gotten gleefully longer! I love that there are more and more female-driven action movies coming out. It’s a genre that’s growing across the world and I just added some more foreign-language offerings to my watch list! Here are a few you might want to check out as well, if you haven’t already.
An ex-con tracks down the men who have kidnapped her niece in this gritty and visceral thriller.
Killian Delaney has a skewed moral compass, a high threshold for pain, and has just been released from prison to discover that someone has taken her niece.
Killian does not hesitate. Loyalty is the most important thing in her life, and when she gets a call from her sister saying that her daughter is missing, Killian immediately begins hunting down the men responsible.
She quickly discovers her niece was involved with a notorious biker gang who are engaged in everything from drugs to human trafficking. And to make it worse, the man who sent Killian to jail, the one she nearly beat to death, is at the center of it all.
To save her niece, she'll need a plan. A smart, quick, and efficient one. Because she's going to do it right this time. She'll burn them to the ground.
For more from Kate Kessler, check out:
The Killian Delaney Novels:
Call of Vultures
The Audrey Harte Novels:
It Takes One
Two Can Play
Four of a Kind
Zero Hour (novella)
As a child, Kate Kessler seemed to have a knack for finding trouble, and for it finding her. A former delinquent, Kate now prefers to write about trouble rather than cause it, and spends her days writing about why people do the things they do. She lives in New England with her husband.