Hello, fellow readers! Today I am reviewing an ARC of The Killer In Me by Olivia Kiernan. Thank you to Dutton from reaching out to me and giving me the opportunity to review this detective/crime novel. And check out that stunning cover! Absolutely gorgeous.
Description: Sean Hennessey was convicted of the murder of his parents and attempted murder of his sister over fifteen years ago. Now he is out of prison and intends to prove his innocence. Suddenly there is a murder that shocks the community, and Detective Frankie Sheehan begins to find connections in this murder to Hennessey. As the public begins to sympathize with Hennessey and the body count rises, Frankie begins to race against the clock to solve the murders, both present and past.
What I Liked: This is book two in a series, but I like that you can read this as a standalone. The beginning was a bit of a slow burn, but in a good way. I thought the plot picked up around chapter five or six and then never really let up. There were some twists and turns along the way and by the last 50 pages of the book, I still didn’t know how they were going to solve the case!
What I Didn’t Like: There were a lot of characters in this book. I had a hard time keeping track of them all, especially Frankie’s colleagues, because we don’t get many interactions with them beyond the case. I would have liked more insight in to Frankie’s personal life as well.
Final Thoughts: This book was solid 4 stars for me. I usually do not read detective mysteries, but when I read the plot synopsis, I was very intrigued in the story. The author did her research when writing The Killer In Me because every procedure seemed by the book and I could easily see the crimes in this book being front page news in real life. I will definitely read more books from the Frankie Sheehan series in the future.
You can order The Killer in Me from Amazon here.