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Reviewed by Rebecca McLeod for Readers' Favorite
Cassandra McKinnon knows the meaning of loneliness. While some people feel invisible, she is literally invisible to the people around her, excluding a few family members, the occasional child, and pets. Being ignored by the world has left her antisocial and with precious empathy saved for other “invisible” people, trafficked children among them. Being invisible makes her chosen career of contract killer a breeze. . .until someone starts claiming her kills as their own. And things become even more complicated when Cassie meets Martin Christiansen, a handsome tourist from Denmark who can somehow see her. His friendship nearly makes her forget that he is a severe liability – a person who can testify to the existence of the assassin known as VOID.
I was really impressed with the creativity behind the idea of a person who exists on another “frequency” that other people rarely see. Cassie’s experiences of invisibility are very realistically portrayed, from the impossibility of buying anything, to the danger involved in crossing streets or using any kind of transportation. I found the explanation of why Cassie could only be seen by certain individuals a little inadequate, but it doesn’t interfere with an otherwise good story. Cassie’s odd mix of assassin’s competence versus her inexperience with some of the routinely darker elements of the criminal world adds credibility to the notion of her as a social misfit living on the fringe but intending harm only to the bad guys.