The Killer You Know Review
Title: The Killer You Know
Author: S.R. Masters
Publication Date:30 August 2018
Source: Jonathan Ball Publishers
Format: Trade Paperback
Rating: 2 Stars - DNF @338 pages
I'll murder three strangers. And you'll know it was me. That way we'll all be connected. Always.
When Will jokes about becoming a serial killer, his friends just laugh it off. But Adeline can't help but feel there's something more sinister lurking behind his words.
Fifteen years later, Adeline returns to Blythe for a reunion of the old gang - except Will doesn't show up. Reminiscing about old times, they look up the details of his supposed murder spree. But the mood soon changes when they discover two recent deaths that match.
As the group attempt to track Will down, they realise that he is playing a sinister game that harks back to one they used to play as kids. Only this time there are lives at stake...
When I had originally read the synopsis of this book, I just knew that I had to read this as soon as possible. I am so excited to jump into this book this Thrilltober season!
Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book! Just a quick disclaimer for those reading this review, I have received this book for free! Please note that this does not affect my opinions in any way. All thoughts are my own.
Overall, this book held so much promise but ended up falling flat. The biggest problem that I encountered with this book was the fact that it was way too long. I found myself looking forward to the flashbacks because a majority of story actually happened more during those chapters than they did in the present-day chapters. I didn't find the mystery of whether Will had actually done it or not intriguing enough because somethings didn't add up or weren't interesting enough for me to keep pushing through the book. The characters were all fine but didn't stand out enough for me. I'm disappointed in this book because it didn't live up to the high stakes the synopsis promised. Thank you so much to Jonathan Ball Publishers for providing me with a copy of this book!
Yours in Reading,