The Caregiver (Book 1 of The Caregiver Series)

ABOUT Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz

Astrid 'Artistikem' Cruz
I always knew writing was one of the things I wanted to do in life. What I didn't know was that it would take over and rule my every breath. I've more than once felt something akin to 'choking on a story' hence the quote: "I write because if I don't, my characters will murder me in my More...


Scarlett Lang is a hit woman turned Interpol agent. When her hard work pays off and she's given the chance to work undercover with London's biggest drug lord, Armand Sayer, she can't help being ecstatic about it.

She's employed by Armand's sister (to aid in his recovery from a gun attack) as both caregiver and bodyguard. Her resourcefulness in both areas helps her win much more than Armand's trust, to the dismay of both his right-hand man and her ex-boyfriend and fellow agent.

As she makes her way into the business she swore to help tear down, she's faced with the dilemma of choosing between being loyal to her profession or her heart. And we all know it can't be both.

"[...], a well written book, with good characters, a lot of potential to be a great series and with an ending that leaves you wanting for more." - Ruty @ ReadingDreaming

"There is lots of intrigue and twists and turns along the way to keep the pages turning. A short, quick crime novel that I would recommend, I look forward to the next one." - The Kindle Book Review

"[...] amongst all the blood, guts, and intrigue, is an interesting question. Can you love someone who seems to be everything you are not and, if so, what might you do about it? A quick and enjoyable read that refused to follow the route I expected, zigging when I expected it to zag. - BigAl from BigAl's Books and Pals