REVIEW: Killing Kate by Alex Lake

September 1, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS: A serial killer is stalking your home town.

 

He has a type: all his victims look the same.

 

And they all look like you.Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.

 

It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.

 

Or maybe not.

 

She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer?

 

Or is the truth something far more sinister?

 

GENRE: Mystery, Suspense

RATING: ★★☆☆☆ / 2 Good Idea but Very Predictable stars.

 

REVIEW: I received this book from Harper360 in exchange for an honest review.

 

I'm not quite sure where to start. I feel a bit lackluster about writing this review because, frankly, the book was lackluster. So this may just be a very short review.

 

The overall idea is fantastic. I mean, of course it is, I wouldn't have picked up the book and read it if the synopsis and overall idea wasn't intriguing. A women notice's that a recent serial killer's victims all resemble her. That suspenseful beginning could go in a number of different and thrilling directions and I wanted to find out which it was...

 

...Unfortunately, it didn't go far.

 

There was no real mystery. Everything was predictable and just when you were hoping that the author would prove you wrong and show you how she was making it look predictable in an effort to blindside you with a thrilling surprise and turn everything on it's head, well...you were just greeted with everything you had already surmised.

 

Beyond the plot, the writing was a tad dull and slow. I didn't feel driven to finish this book, unless you count just wanting to be done because i was bored. The characters weren't intriguing enough or particularly likeable. In these types of books you expect a level of naivete in the lead character but you don't want them to be outright stupid... and Kate was bordering on stupid. She would have exasperated me but I was beyond caring by mid-book.

 

Overall, I feel there are better books in this genre to devote your time to reading.

Review by The Literary Llama

 

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