This is the third, and final, book in the series that began with Codename: Villanelle. When I first read about that book, I was very keen to read it — and was not disappointed. The second book in the series, like the television show Killing Eve which is loosely based on the books, was something of a disappointment. And this third volume is, as expected, not even close to the standard of the first two books, and is no match for the Red Sparrows trilogy by Jason Matthews. The plot is absurd, the characterisation only skin-deep, and characters die and are reborn again with such frequency that there’s hardly any menace (why worry about a character dying when they might easily reappear in the next book, or even the next page?). Not recommended.