What We Kill

What We KillWhat We Kill by Howard Odentz
Published by Bell Bridge Books on October 13th 2017
ISBN: 1611948363
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three-stars

This book was dubbed as a psychological thriller which just fail to thrill me. This book is barely a 3 for me.

The premise of this book sounded good: four friends wake up in the woods and have no memory of how they got there. To make things worse – one is covered in blood, one is missing his glass eye, one can’t find her pants, and one has a triangle burned into his arm. They are confused and can hear police sirens in the distance. Have they done something? Was something done to them? What happened the night before?

I am most likely in the minority with this one, but I had a really hard time getting into this book. Was it the writing style? The pacing? The middle which felt like it needed some editing? Yes, Yes, and Yes. I think I would have enjoyed this book more if it were a short story. There just seemed to be a lag with this book. Usually, I can’t wait to find out what really happened. I love to put on my super sleuth hat and try and figure it out for myself and then see if I was right or at least on the right track. For most of the book, I just wanted it to be over. Then the book came to the ending and it redeemed itself for me to get a 3-star rating. Therefore, I think I would have enjoyed the book more had it been a short story. Keep the beginning, keep the ending, get rid of the middle.

I received a copy of this book from BelleBooks – Bell Bridge Books and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

three-stars