Reviewed by Cesca Martin
Earlier this year Novelicious attended the launch of ‘Catch Your Death’, the first in a line of books that started out as Amazon smash hits and were picked up by HarperCollins due to their phenomenal online success. The duo are back with their next thriller, ‘Killing Cupid’.
Siobhan starts her new role as a writing tutor of a small group of adults. Memories of her debut novel are fading and she is struggling to write her second masterpiece. Her confidence low, she is hoping to make a good impression on her novices. Alex Parkinson joins the group: cocky and young Siobhan is not certain how to take him. Alex however knows exactly how he feels – he is in love. And as he pursues the love of his life things get very dark indeed...
It is so hard to review this book without spoilers. The opening scene is tantalising. An early death can surely never fail to intrigue? And the fast-paced first few chapters draw in the reader immediately. My boyfriend finished this book in a couple of days and I took the same amount of time. We both agreed it was an absolute “page-turner”. That’s dreadfully dreary, yet vital, praise for any good thriller. I wanted to read on, find out what Alex was going to do next and see just how MAD it all got. I empathised with the lovely, slightly insecure, Siobhan and wanted to make sure she made it through the novel in one piece. So why didn’t I give this book 10/10? Well, without ruining the plot, half way through the book it became a little harder to invest in the character of Siobhan, and at times I was confused as to how I was meant to feel about other characters in the book. Cryptic enough for you? It was fast and furious, but ultimately at the end of the book I wasn’t yearning to meet the characters, or talk about them with my friends. All that aside, this really is an excellent example of a tense thriller and lovers of the genre will no doubt enjoy this effort from the talented duo of Voss and Edwards.
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