The Killing is the much anticipated, fourth book of Robert Muchamore’s hugely successful Cherub series. Cherub is a series of books about kids who have lost their families and have nowhere to live. Cherub (the secret organisation) takes those children in to help them and give them some hope about their future; however, it also trains them to become secret agents.  The series has proved to be extremely popular with teenagers as young people can relate to the characters and enjoy the thrilling plots.

In this particular novel from the series we meet Leon, a small time crook who’s used his luck for three decades. When he starts spending all his money the police begin getting desperate to know where it’s coming from. They call in Cherub in order to spy on him and James, the main character, is one of the teenagers called to action.

However, the truth James begins to discover isn’t what anyone expected, and the only person who might know the truth is an 18 year old boy, who fell to his death 13 months earlier. Will James be able to unravel the mystery?

Filled with a mission that is just as action-packed as the prequels, The Killing doesn’t disappoint.  Just don’t let your younger siblings get their hands on it as some of the language used isn’t suitable for young readers.


Sharmarke Farah


About Miss Thomas

I am an English teacher at The City Academy, Hackney.

One response »

  1. Miss Thomas says:

    A well-written review Sharmarke. Have you read any of Muchamore’s Henderson’s Boys series that focuses on the story of how Cherub began?

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