Exit Strategy: Murderbot Diary #4

Exit Strategy - Martha Wells

The final installation in the Murderbot novellas. I'm always nervous about endings, and I think this one was solid. The story curves back around to the beginning as Murderbot reunites with the humans it met in the first story. The bulk of this book is focused on a rescue mission and tying things together, so there isn't as much time for humor and awkwardness. There also isn't a new robot pal to meet in this one, like there were in books two and three. However, I personally didn't mind the more narrow focus. Murderbot got to be a badass, make some big decisions, and evolve as a character. All in all I was satisfied with the closing of this particular storyline, and I'm super excited to see what happens in the future with the full length novel. Bring on more Murderbot!