Today I am reviewing The Killing Kind by Jane Casey. This is released on the 27th of May, published by Harper Collins.
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.
The Killing Kind, brought to you by best selling author Jane Casey, is a standalone crime thriller and a spectacular read. Dark, intense and twisty as they come, this is one read that you do not want to miss out on!
The pages just turn themselves, there is a sinister vibe throughout, its creepiness is off the chart and every noise I heard around me, had me on edge and looking over my shoulder. More than once I had to check that all my doors and windows were locked! My two golden retrievers were of no use in keeping guard and with each gasp I uttered, just resulted in a look and a huff as I interrupted their sleep. Thanks very much girls!
Ingrid I found to be a really great character. She has been well developed and I found myself invested in her. Not one to easily trust and permanently with her guard up, I could relate to her. Although John Webster provided many of my freaked out moments and is as chilling as they come, he has been masterfully written in his role.
Whilst this is only the first book I have read from Jane Casey, I can see her fast becoming a favourite author of mine. I had an immediate connection to her writing, which is flawless, and it just commanded my attention and had me under its spell. I look forward to reading more from her.
The Killing Kind is transfixing and will take over and consume you. Just a heads up though, before you start make sure you have nothing else to do as you won’t be able to put it down. Based on that, as well as its other strengths, this is what I class as a perfect read.
Thank you to Jane Casey, Harper Collins UK and NetGalley for allowing me read an advanced copy of The Killing Kind which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let’s Get to Know Jane Casey
Jane Casey has written ten crime novels for adults and three for teenagers. A former editor, she is married to a criminal barrister who ensures her writing is realistic and as accurate as possible. This authenticity has made her novels international bestsellers and critical successes.
The Maeve Kerrigan series has been nominated for many awards: in 2015 Jane won the Mary Higgins Clark Award for The Stranger You Know and Irish Crime Novel of the Year for After the Fire. In 2019, Cruel Acts was chosen as Irish Crime Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. It was a Sunday Times bestseller.
Born in Dublin, Jane now lives in southwest London with her husband and two children.