The Killing Kind by Jane Casey #BookReview @janecaseyauthor @harpercollins360 #NetGalley @BaysideBookReviews #thriller #WomensFiction #NewRelease

Pub Date 21 Sep 2021
Harper 360, HarperCollins
General Fiction (Adult) | Mystery & Thrillers


He tells you you’re special…
As a barrister, Ingrid Lewis is used to dealing with tricky clients, but no one has ever come close to John Webster. After Ingrid defended Webster against a stalking charge, he then turned on her – following her, ruining her relationship, even destroying her home.

He tells you he wants to protect you…
Now, Ingrid believes she has finally escaped his clutches. But when one of her colleagues is run down on a busy London road, Ingrid is sure she was the intended victim. And then Webster shows up at her door…

But can you believe him?
Webster claims Ingrid is in danger – and that only he can protect her. Stalker or saviour? Murderer or protector? The clock is ticking for Ingrid to decide. Because the killer is ready to strike again.

Adele’s Review:

Wow! The Killing Kind by Jane Casey intrigued me from the first page, lured me into the story by the end of the first chapter, and held me by the throat for the rest of the book. What a ride!

I can only imagine how difficult it was to write this complicated, multi-layered thriller, and I’m in awe of the author’s construction skills. Not only does she write exceedingly well, she creates a multitude of interesting characters that keep the story moving and keep us guessing.

The book’s central plot is unique and highly dangerous for the characters to carry out. The protagonist, barrister Ingrid Lewis, teams up with anti-hero John Webster, the man who has stalked her, tormented her, and nearly ruined her life for the greater good of solving multiple murders. How they work together is at the heart of the story. Be prepared to have your suspension of disbelief stretched nearly to the breaking point by the last third of the book, but the excitement Casey creates makes for worthwhile entertainment.

The Killing Kind was my first book by Jane Casey but definitely won’t be my last. Many thanks to NetGalley and HarperCollins for providing an ARC to read and review.

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