Thursday, July 21, 2016

FFBC Blog Tour, Review, & Giveaway: The Killer In Me (Margot Harrison)

The Killer in Me
by Margot Harrison
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: July 12th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Contemporary, Fiction

Hasn't he lived long enough? Why not? I could take him like a thief in the night.
This is how the Thief thinks. He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. He’s always waiting. Always there.
Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She’s intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims’ bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.
Now, for the first time, Nina has the chance to do something about the serial killer that no one else knows exists. With the help of her former best friend, Warren, she tracks the Thief two thousand miles, to his home turf—the deserts of New Mexico.
But the man she meets there seems nothing like the brutal sociopath with whom she’s had a disturbing connection her whole life. To anyone else, Dylan Shadwell is exactly what he appears to be: a young veteran committed to his girlfriend and her young daughter. As Nina spends more time with him, she begins to doubt the truth she once held as certain: Dylan Shadwell is the Thief. She even starts to wonder . . . what if there is no Thief?

Positive Points: 
  • The Killer In Me is an engaging, colorful, and attractive cover with an intriguing female main character carrying a shovel into what looks like a desert which immediately grab the attention of suspense/thriller readers.

  • The female heroine is determined to stop an literally unstoppable serial killer and follows his every move in order to learn what his next steps are.

  • The Killer In Me is a psychological thriller with crazy twists and turns

  • Creepy and intense situations throughout the book that will keep the reader guessing until the very last page

Weak Points:

  • The Killer In Me is a good mystery but the story became confusing in certain parts of the book.

  • The character development was weak and doesn't really help the reader connect with the main characters

  • The story was hard to follow at some times and I found myself flipping back to see what I had missed within the story. 

Overall I would recommend this book for thriller and psychological readers who enjoy a good mystery and the positive points outweigh the negatives. 

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I was raised in the wilds of New York by lovely, nonviolent parents who somehow never managed to prevent me from staying up late to read scary books. I now work at an alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont, where my favorite part of the job is, of course, reviewing scary books and movies. The Killer in Me is my first novel.

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