Never Say Spy

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Rated 4.70/5 based on 10 reviews
Despite her penchant for weapons and ripe language, Aydan Kelly’s resumé reads ‘bookkeeper’, not ‘badass’. She’s leaving the city to fulfill her dream of rural tranquillity when she gets carjacked by a man who shouldn’t exist.

Pity her enemies. Because nobody’s tougher than a middle-aged woman who wants her dream back. More
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About Diane Henders

Before I started writing fiction, I had a checkered career: technical writer, computer geek, and interior designer. I’m good at two out of three of those. Fortunately, I had the sense to quit the one I sucked at (interior design).

When my mid-life crisis hit, I took up muay thai and started writing thrillers featuring a middle-aged female protagonist. (‘Walter Mitty’, you say? Nope, never heard of him.)

Writing and kicking the hell out of stuff seemed more productive than more typical mid-life-crisis activities like getting a divorce, buying a Harley Crossbones, and cruising across the country picking up men in sleazy bars; especially since it’s winter most months of the year here in Canada.

It’s much more comfortable to sit at my computer. And Harleys are expensive. Come to think of it, so are beer and gasoline.

Oh, and I still love my husband. There’s that. So I stuck with the writing.

(And, for the record, no, I’m not actually my protagonist, Aydan Kelly.)

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Robin Bell reviewed on June 13, 2019

Well written story that carries the reader along.
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P DD reviewed on March 6, 2019

Never Say Spy begins with a completely unbelievable premise, and almost inexplicably compels the reader deeper into its delightful improbability. The ironic juxtaposition of the badass, middle-aged, mild-mannered Aydan Kelly and the fantastically warped world of international intrigue and techno-threats provides almost infinite possibilities for the reader's enjoyment.

Diane Henders' unique voice shames the vast majority of successful traditional authors. I can't remember the last time I laughed so much at a book, nor a character I'd rather meet in a biker bar for a beer.

Quit wasting time reading reviews, and just download it, already!
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Eldon Roberts reviewed on Nov. 14, 2018

Bookkeeper, no, definitely badass. Had me laughing. Kept me reading.
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David Rose reviewed on Sep. 22, 2018

Wonderfully warped humour, great tension, delightful lead character in Aydan Kelly. Free intro to pay series, well worth reading for itself. Not all questions are answered, but this can be a (very) good thing!
Triggers: Violence, torture, sexual assault. (Relevant to the story and not overdone).
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Lubomir Anguelov reviewed on March 11, 2016

Great book. love the sense of humor and the plot.
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Clair Roxanna reviewed on Nov. 13, 2014

An excellently written story. I enjoyed the zany and eccentric main character and recommend it.
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Stan Adelman reviewed on July 11, 2013

Great book: I really enjoyed reading this one. The characters were well fleshed out and really interesting. The story moved along very rapidly and really drew you in. The plot was really engrossing, and it was very hard to put the book down this time for bed. I'm looking forward to reading the next books in the series.
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glen thompson reviewed on June 12, 2013

A great summer read. Great plot, wonderful cast of characters. Looking forward to book 2.
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HookedonNook reviewed on April 1, 2013

Aydan Kelly rocks but is real with very human flaws. This series was recommended due to the quality writing and character-driven fiction. I have since acquired the others as well and I look forward to #6. I plan to continue reading Diane Henders for the foreseeable future.
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Rob Thompson reviewed on Jan. 18, 2013

A fun romp! Aydan kicks serious tail and does it with style. A definate must read
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