An eye opening and inside look at life as a hitman!
I Am A Hitman by Anonymous
Hitmen commit heinous crimes virtually every day of the week and, in most instances, we don’t even realise.
I’ve been a killer for hire for more than twenty years now, but life as a fulltime professional assassin has never been easy.
There have been close calls, failed attempts and a lot of looking over my shoulder.
And now, I’ve decided to come clean and seek atonement for my life as a murderer and one of the most covertly dangerous men alive.
This is an account of a life lived between our world and a shadowy underworld of criminals… a life lived under the radar of the law… a life lived in death.
This is the story of my life as a hitman.
4 / 5
This was just my type of book!
I’ve read a lot of true crime books about serial killers, but this was the first I’ve read about being a hitman. I never would have imagined someone would write about their experiences as one unless they had been caught, which is why this is written by anonymous and a lot of the details in the book have been heavily altered to avoid anyone finding out who he is.
Despite knowing all this and with the added secrecy of it all it was still an absolutely fascinating read. It didn’t matter if names and places were changed, what I found most interesting was actually his back story. His childhood wasn’t pleasant and a lot of what happened is what shaped him into the person he was or is today and how he found himself becoming a hitman.
Once we’ve learnt about his childhood we then get a glimpse into the world of being a hitman which was eye opening to read about. He does explain some of his kills but don’t worry he doesn’t go into a lot of detail so there isn’t any gruesome details as such.
His memoir covers all bases, from his early childhood, life as a hitman, right up to the days when he decided enough was enough and how he managed to escape that life. Throughout the book he explains that what he was doing was wrong and the blurred lines of how he thought it was fine because he was ‘getting rid of bad people’ but at the end of the day who has the right to take someones life. It definitely makes you question whether he is all bad or not.
Overall if you’re looking for a different true crime memoir then I would highly recommend giving this a read.