Friday 7 July 2023

Book ~ "Killing Kate" (2016) Alex Lake

From Goodreads ~ 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?

Kate had just broken up with Phil, her long-time boyfriend, and went on vacation with her two best friends. When she got back, she found out about a serial killer and she realized that the victims all look similar to her. She started to get paranoid and she feels like she's being stalked. The police are investigating and start paying special attention to Phil, especially since he is having a hard time getting over the break-up.

I've read a few of this author's books and I thought this one was okay.  It is written in third person perspective in Kate's voice. Though there are a variety of people who could have been the serial killer, I didn't find it hard to figure out whodunnit but I thought the reason and strategy was clever. The finale was dragged out and was a bit farfetched, though. As a head's up, there is swearing and violence.

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