Cheat (Karma Inc. # 1)

By Gillian Zane

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Karma’s a bitch…and her name’s Cassie. 

Working for Karma Incorporated might sound like the best job in the world, but there’s one really big catch: you’ve got to die to get it. Cassandra Mercier died at the ripe old age of twenty-one and is now gainfully employed by the Afterlife Corporation as a Karma operative. Her job duties include manifesting bad karma on unsuspecting victims. 

Two months into her internship Cassie is promoted and given her first solo case. His name is Bishop and he is a cheat. He needs some bad karma, and Cassie’s the right girl for the job.

Inflicting a bit of payback on this cheat should be easy for Cassie, so she gets permission from her boss to do a little investigating on her own time. Investigating into her living life, the one she can’t seem to remember. The only problem, she is forbidden from doing the digging herself. Afterlife Corporation rule. She can hire someone to look into it for her, though, and that someone turns out to be Drake Greco. She regrets her decision the moment she walks into his office…


I’m not going to go into a lot of depth with my review of CHEAT because it’s a very short novella that is part one of a six part urban fantasy serial, and because it felt more like this was simply an introduction to the story.  The main character is Cassie, who was known as Cassandra Mercier before she died.  She’s having trouble accepting her new life in Afterlife because she can’t remember her old one, which is not normal.  What’s also not normal is how long it took for her to be processed.  While it’s against the rules for her to look into her own life and death, she can hire someone else to investigate as long as she doesn’t get caught or reveal who she really is.  This is where Drake comes in and helloooo Drake.  He’s all dark and mysterious and I am definitely intrigued by him.  I’m assuming he’ll be the love interest for Cassie and I can’t wait to see them together.

CHEAT is told only in Cassie’s POV and as I mentioned before, is part one of a six part serial that ends with a little cliffhanger.  I’m not sure when the next one will be out, but I’ll be keeping my eyes peeled for it.

Cheat (Karma Inc. # 1)

My Rating:  4 Hearts

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