Killing Kate by Alex Lake

Killing Kate

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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I think the concept of Killing Kate is really interesting. What would you do if there was a serial killer out killing woman that looked exactly like you? Would you change your appearance or move out of town? Or think that it was just a coincidence? Since this is a fictional mystery novel, it is not just a coincidence.

The novel alternates between Kate and her ex boyfriend, Phil. They were together for 10 years, before Kate tells Phil that maybe they aren’t meant to be together. I didn’t love either character. Kate was too self absorbed and Phil was just mopey.

I did figure out the mystery pretty early on, but it was still an entertaining read and it was interesting how the past and present connected together. The writing is a bit simplistic and the author tends to beat you over the head with different concepts making absolute sure that you understand.

3 calculators out of a potential 5. This would make for a good beach read, where you are looking for a bit of mystery but nothing too complex.

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