From the author of ebook No. 1 bestseller and Sunday Times top ten bestseller AFTER ANNA.
A serial killer is stalking your home town.
He has a type: all his victims look the same.
And they all look like you.
Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.
It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.
Or maybe not.
She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer?
Or is the truth something far more sinister?
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About the Author
Alex Lake is a British novelist who was born in the North West of England. After Anna the author’s first novel written under this pseudonym, was a No.1 bestselling ebook sensation and a top ten Sunday Times bestseller. The author now lives in the North East of the US.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This is a terrific read - fast paced, intriguing and full of unexpected twists and turns. Synopsis: A serial killer is on the loose in Kate's community - and he is targeting women who look exactly like her. Fresh off a break up from her long-term boyfriend, and trying to sort out her new life as a young, single professional woman, Kate is torn between fighting for her independence, and realizing that being alone isn't all its cracked up to be. I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the premise of a serial killer who is murdering women in your community who look like you is completely and diabolically brilliant. I could not imagine what it would feel like to be following the news and to be wondering if you would be next, and Alex Lake writes Kate perfectly in this scenario. I also loved the movement of the story back and forth from present day to when Beth was still part of Kate's group of friends - to be honest, I had no idea what Alex was trying to get at with these flashbacks. But when it all comes together, it does with a bang - unexpected and perfectly crazy twists that took me 100% by surprise. The characters in this book are also terrific - I love a book with human characters, and Alex Lake writes her characters is such a perfectly believable, multi faceted way. While the ending of this book got a little bit out there for me, it in no way stopped me from enjoying every last page. Perfect summer reading!!!!
Killing Kate is an absorbing tale that will not leave your thoughts. Once you start reading, prepare to focus on nothing else until it's finished, and even then there's no guarantee that you will quickly move on. Alex Lake penned an intricate story that gives you more than a solved mystery. Kate Armstrong returns from vacation to find that there's been another murder in her town. The shocking part is that she knows some of the women and they even look like they could be her twins. At first it seems like coincidence. But when the body count increases Kate believes that someone is targeting her. Could it be the obsessed ex-boyfriend who can't let her go? Or a complete stranger who picked her out of a crowd? Alex Lake keeps you guessing right until the climax, but even then all is not revealed. There's more to this story than finding a serial killer which adds to the intricacy of Killing Kate's plot. It makes you wonder what you would do if in the place of Kate, or any of the supporting characters. Told in alternating perspectives, Kate and her ex Phil, the story takes you all around the board. From the past to the present the characters are bared to the reader so we understand them and the direction the story takes. The structure of the plot is unique. It's very sound and built to bring the story together seamlessly while also entertaining the reader. Killing Kate is a well-rounded story balanced by mystery, emotion and suspense. Right down to the last page readers will be wholly focused on the outcome. I admit to scratching my head a little because I wanted to figure it out before the end, but this is a story that cannot be rushed. Alex Lake is definitely an author to read! *ARC provided in exchange for an honest review* Originally published on Lovey Dovey Books