Death Donor by Matt Ward

Rating: 5 out of 5.

What I Loved:

A kick-A** female lead will always get me excited about a book, and Death Donor absolutely had that!! Samantha Jones was this interesting, amazing woman.

How I Felt:

The story drops the reader into a world where humans donate their bodies to extend the life of others. It’s the ultimate rich versus poor view of the world. Only the wealthy can afford these procedures, while the poor exchange their lives for the payout to keep the rest of their family alive and fed.

Samantha Jones is a bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, one of the wealthiest men in the world, and an owner of one of the life-extension companies. Her job provides “death insurance” so she considers herself lucky.

Then her daughter goes missing. Ugh, this broke my heart! Sam and her husband search for their daughter and soon find out that she was sold on the black market to an underground lab for body parts to extend someone else’s life.

This horrible event crushes Sam and her husband. Sam’s husband eventually accepts a payment to become a life donor without Sam’s knowledge. She’s now lost her daughter and her husband. Pulling herself out of her drunken fog, she begins to see this Life Extenstion system for what it is, and she demands that someone pay. This was a turning point in the story for me. I saw where the story was headed and I was excited!

Sam’s career history includes being an assassin and she puts that to good use! She researches and enlists the help of friends, finally finding the location of the underground facility that used her daughter’s body. Now, she’s going to make them pay.

I really enjoyed how this story progressed. I loved the action and excitement that surrounded Sam and I liked her double-life. She is a bodyguard by day to a man the represents a system she despises, and by night, she’s an assassin.

I loved how Sam’s character progressed. At first, she felt very mundane, I wasn’t even sure if she was female or male (whoops!), but she is called Sam throughout the story, and as a bodyguard, I just didn’t connect that she was a girl at the very beginning. When she loses her daughter, and then her husband, her character just blossomed. I was really connected to her and liked her overall story.

Overall, I enjoyed this book from start to finish. I felt that Matt Ward did a good job of explaining the world created for the story. I connected to the main character, and couldn’t put this down.

Content Warnings:

This book discusses child and adult murder.

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Death Donor for readers that enjoy a fast-paced revenge / payback story with a strong female main character!

Where to Find This Book:

Death Donor by Matt Ward publishes on June 8, 2020 and is available at these sites.

Author Website | Goodreads


Would you sell your life to save another?

Special forces vet, Samantha Jones, is a lowly bodyguard for Ethan Anderson, the biotech billionaire who revolutionized life extension. But at least she’s got a job, unlike most, and won’t have to sell her organs to support her family. Sure, they’re poor, but she’s got death insurance and a roof over her head. Life is livable…

But then Sam’s daughter is kidnapped and sold for parts. Overnight, her life (and belief in the system) shatters. When the rich bastards get off scot-free, Sam’s weak husband commits suicide, and the ex-assassin snaps.

Someone is going to pay.

The question: how to kill the heartless elites that use the poor like livestock and whose security rivals the president. And then there’s the senator fighting to abolish life extension, the trillion-dollar corporate standoff, and bloody protests in the streets as conditions deteriorate. Things are about to get ugly.

Just the Facts:

Death Donor by Matt Ward
Genre: Science Fiction
Page Count: 334 pages
Publisher: Myrmani LLC
Pub Date: June 8, 2020


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest, unbiased review voluntarily.

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