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Killing Kate is about a 28 year old lawyer who has just broken up with her boyfriend. The boyfriend is taking pretty hard, but Kate is ready to move on. She meets a man who has the ability to draw her in, and things seem good until a recent string of grisly murders in her own backyard threatens girls her age- who look a lot like Kate. In a race against time, Kate needs to protect herself from danger and doesn't know who she can trust anymore.
This book started out a little trite but gradually hooked me. The storyline became more sophisticated and the characters well drawn out. Kate does not come off as too naive or trusting- you can identify with her situation and see that she makes educated decisions that sometimes just bring her closer to danger. I enjoyed seeing the close friendships between Kate and her long-standing group of friends who have her back. The suspense started to build pretty quick until I was holding my breath at the end to see whether the killer would be caught in time to save Kate! The narration was great and overall, while this book may not be a heavy-hitter, it was well written and enjoyable, and I would recommend it as an easy-to-read page turner!
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
Starts out slow, but then grabs you to the end. I highly recommend this book and the audio too!
I stuck with this til the end despite having guessed the twist about an hour in. there's a way of introducing themes and characters related to a twist subtly and there there's this! absolutely no need to think about what's going on because all the elements of the twist are introduced so crudely. A lot of the dialogue is cringey (GI Joe and Harry Potter?!) I wouldn't bother with this one, so much better stuff on audible.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
If you like any aspect of a who done it then don't listen to this. The dialogue, characters and narration were good however there is only one suspect and the main character frustratingly misses the obvious for about 8 hours of this production. I would have given the narrator 5 stars (and would listen to her again) however she must have read the book and still agreed to continue with the project. This is the only audio book I've ever struggled to finish and not bothered to rewind when I fell asleep. I should have given up when the killer was revealed (I groaned aloud when I realised there was still 3.5 hours left). I gave 2 stars not 1 as I enjoyed the first couple of hours when there was still some potential. This could have been a good story and I could have tolerated the long winded ending if there was some element of surprise.
Thanks to the Audible pay monthly scheme I can get my credit back.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Psycho killer thriller with well rounded characters and a tidy little ending.
Very satisfying story.
I listened to two of Lake's books (After Anna) and highly recommend both of them.