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Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn't know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
THIS BOOK LEFT ME SPEECHLESS..... MAKING ME WANT THE FEAR TRAILS EVEN MORE!!!! The Murder Complex is Lindsay Cummings debut novel. I must say Lindsay was very brave to choose a dystopian novel as her debut novel because dystopian books are set in another world, making it more difficult to bring to life than a contemporary book. But be honest a contemporary isn't as interesting as a gruesome dystopian is it now. She did a magnificent job bringing both the world and the characters to life. The way she describes the world it makes me feel like I’m inside of it. I don't think anyone would want to live in that sort of world, unless it’s for Zephyr.
This book was told in a duel point of view between the main characters Meadow Woodson and Zephyr James. Most of the time when authors have duel point of view, the two characters share one voice. However while I read I didn't even have to check the chapter titles to see whose point of view it is in. Both characters have a unique and clever story line. Meadow has only ever been trained by her father to survive, which is essential because the world has a murder rate greater than its birth rate. Zephyr on the other hand is an orphan, aka a ward, he has works to survive. He does the jobs that no one else wants to do like cleaning up dead bodies from the streets. They couldn't be any more different. When Meadow kills she would have no regrets but Zephyr he remembers those he kills and it haunts him.
To be completely honest overall I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The only problem I had with it would have to be how Zephyr fell in love with Meadow, and for him it was like love at first sight. Which made their relationship seem like it was fake. It made me think that Lindsay was forced to give Meadow a love interest. Also I would have loved it much more if there was more character development from Meadow and Zephyr. But her way of writing is just so compelling, that I couldn't help but love the characters and their relationship. I would definitely love recommend this book to everyone so they can feel the feels with me, but as much as I want to I can't. When you pick up this book keep in mind it is brutal, violent and gruesome but epic in more ways than one.