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Her Name Is Knight

By: Yasmin Angoe
Narrated by: Tamika Katon-Donegal
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Summary

A smash debut novel from rising star Yasmin Angoe, Her Name Is Knight features an elite assassin heroine on a mission to topple a human trafficking ring and avenge her family.

Stolen from her Ghanaian village as a child, Nena Knight has plenty of motives to kill. Now an elite assassin for a powerful business syndicate called the Tribe, she gets plenty of chances. 

But while on assignment in Miami, Nena ends up saving a life, not taking one. She emerges from the experience a changed woman, finally hopeful for a life beyond rage and revenge. Tasked with killing a man she’s come to respect, Nena struggles to reconcile her loyalty to the Tribe with her new purpose.

Meanwhile, she learns a new Tribe council member is the same man who razed her village, murdered her family, and sold her into captivity. Nena can’t resist the temptation of vengeance - and she doesn’t want to. Before she can reclaim her life, she must leverage everything she was and everything she is to take him down and end the cycle of bloodshed for good.

©2021 by Yasmin Angoe. (P)2021 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic reviews

“Narrator Tamika Katon-Donegal delivers Angoe's debut thriller with the intensity it deserves.... Katon-Donegal shines in the 'before' chapters, delivered in the first person with a poetic rhythm. Her voicing of the terror and violence of Nena's kidnapping and the destruction of her village is at once captivating and horrifying.... Katon-Donegal uses her skills with pace, tone, and accent to differentiate the many characters. The audiobook comes together to deliver a highly impactful listen.” AudioFile Magazine

“This stunning debut...deftly balances action, interpersonal relationships, issues of trauma, and profound human questions in an unforgettable novel.” Library Journal, starred review

“Angoe expertly builds tension by shifting between her lead’s past and present lives. Thriller fans will cheer Aninyeh every step of the way.” Publishers Weekly

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Dreadful

What a disappointment. I was encouraged by all the 5 star reviews and really looking forward to get stuck into this one. The storyline was baffling, all the "before" scenes just dragged on - it didn’t help that the narrator had the worst Ghanaian accent ever (sounded Zambian?) and was so slow....there was a 5 second gap between each sentence so even if you listened at a faster speed, it was still slow. It sucked the life out of what perhaps may have been an OK read. Struggled with this one.

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*Explosive*

‼️Trigger warnings - contains physical & sexual abuse and gruesome murders‼️

This is the story of Nena knight who on the outside is beautiful and can take care of herself. She is a assassin and very good at her job.

Life was not always this way. She is Ghanaian and as a child she was subjected to horrors as she was made to watch her whole family decimated in the most horrifying way as she was tied up and abused over and over again then she was sold from one frying pan into another abuser.

The book is told over two timelines as before - charting her time from a young girl and after charting her time away from her old life transitioning to the present.

Because of what she went through she has no time for love let alone anything else. She has lost faith in it preferring to get her head down, trying to figure out how she can avenge what happened to her family. One day the possibility of love presents itself to her but will it be smooth sailing?….

We see how she became a survivor and how she came upon the name Knight and what happens when the past collides with the present.

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