Jazz can't let her younger brother die.

Their foster mother Carol has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens thirteen-year-old Joaquin's life. Over and over, child services fails to intervene, and Joaquin is running out of time.

Then Jazz gets a blocked call from someone offering a solution. There are others like her, people the law has failed. They've formed an underground network of "helpers," each agreeing to murder the abuser of another. They're taking back their power and leaving a trail of bodies throughout Los Angeles—dubbed the Blackbird Killings. If Jazz joins them, they'll take care of Carol for good.

All she has to do is kill a stranger.



“Oh, what a tangled web she weaves…”

—Jennifer Hillier, author of Jar of Hearts


“Wendy Heard’s THE KILL CLUB is a deliciously sinister thriller that turns ordinary people into villains... or heroes, depending on which side you’re on. And there are many sides. Oh what a tangled web she weaves... Heard’s fresh voice makes this compelling novel a roaring read from start to finish.”

–Jennifer Hillier, author of Jar of Hearts


“Jazz in The Kill Club has a gritty, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo vibe, and she drives the action in this full-throttle thriller all the way to the deliciously dark end. I can’t wait to see what Heard comes up with next.”

–Kimberley Belle, bestselling author of Three Days Missing and The Marriage Lie


“How far will you go for agency, love, or freedom? In this Strangers on a Train world, the women of LA have an answer to the testosterone-fueled black-market justice of Fight Club, and no one—not even the killers of Kill Club—are safe. Explosive, compelling, and one hell of a good time, do not miss Wendy Heard’s propulsive dive into revenge noir.”

–Mindy Mejia, bestselling author of Leave No Trace


“Fast-paced doesn't even begin to describe this knock-out thriller. Buckle up, boys and girls. You're in for one hell of a ride.”

–Hannah Mary McKinnon, author of The Neighbors



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    • Publisher: Mira Books; Original ed. edition (December 17, 2019)

    • ISBN-10: 0778309037

    • ISBN-13: 978-0778309031


  • Blackbird Killer Lapel Pin

  • Blackbird Killer playing card (welcome to the club)

  • The Kill Club bookmark

  • Signed Bookplate

  • Secret Swag (so excited about this)

  • On release day: An email with secret insider behind-the-scenes info including a few deleted scenes…

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A Note on Content:

This book deserves a content warning for abuse: intimate partner, interfamilial, religious, and abuse related to homophobia. I hope you enjoy the story, but it’s important to know these things in case you’re gifting this to someone who wishes to stay away from this type of content. Thank you so much for engaging in my work and going on these strange and dark journeys with me.