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The Killer in Me
ByMargot Harrison
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Release Date: July 12th 2016
Genre: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Horror, Contemporary, Fiction
My Rating: ★★★ 1/2


Hasn't he lived long enough? Why not? I could take him like a thief in the night.

This is how the Thief thinks. He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. He’s always waiting. Always there.

Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She’s intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims’ bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.

Now, for the first time, Nina has the chance to do something about the serial killer that no one else knows exists. With the help of her former best friend, Warren, she tracks the Thief two thousand miles, to his home turf—the deserts of New Mexico.

But the man she meets there seems nothing like the brutal sociopath with whom she’s had a disturbing connection her whole life. To anyone else, Dylan Shadwell is exactly what he appears to be: a young veteran committed to his girlfriend and her young daughter. As Nina spends more time with him, she begins to doubt the truth she once held as certain: Dylan Shadwell is the Thief. She even starts to wonder . . . what if there is no Thief?

(I received this book free through The Fantastic Flying Book Club Book tours, in exchange for my honest review) 
My Rating: ★1/2

I'm a sucker for murder mysteries, especially when there's a hint of paranormal or supernatural elements. So needless to say when this little wonder came across my email, I was instantly intrigued. 

Nina, she was something else, and for a time there I didn't quite know if she was crazy, delusional, or magical. I'm not going to tell you which one she is, because that will ruin the ending. Margot Harrison did an magnificent job at building Nina's character.  I loved her voice, the way she was wore down from her sleepless nights, her need to stay awake so she didn't have to be sucked into the evil that was hunting the streets. She made Nina real. I can't get too much into Nina,  it will ruin the story. 

Warren, I liked him, he was Nina's rock. Though at the start I wasn't sold on him. He was shady in his younger years and I had problems with his former line or work and, how he was part of Nina's problem for a bit. He did, step up, grew some balls you could say, and I became a fan. He saved Nina just as much as she saved him. I'm cheering for them. 

There were a few things that bugged me, as to way this book gets the 3 1/2 stars. For one, as much as I loved the characters, and their growth through out this thriller, there were some flow issues.  

It was a slow go, there was filler at the start that didn't need to be there. In truth, it would have been better placed in a prolog then in the middle of the story. I got lost at times, with the way this story jumped from past to present. Not only that, it did it at the most oddest of time. There was one scene were Warren was confronting Nina, when bam, we're tossed back to there Jr,high days and how much he had a crush on her. So that  not only threw me but it was annoying. There are also some plot issues, but I'm not going to point those out, as it will give to much away to the overall story. 

The ending, I'm not sold on. It felt rushed, unfinished and left too many questions unanswered. But, there is a but, at the same time I loved it. I loved how Nina wasn't just over the trauma of the events after the fact. She stayed true, though stronger. Warren, as I said is her rock, and no matter what happens he's going to be there. The ending touches on how though her nightmares are over, the whispers will never truly go away. She will always have that ghost, that fear, and the reality that she will never be normal. It was bittersweet, but it didn't leave me feeling empty. As I said I do have questions, but I feel like this ending was done in a way, that if the authors choses to write another, the building blocks are already in place. 

In all I recommend this book. This thriller will mess with your head and have you second guessing your sanity. 

Happy Reading 

-E.A. Walsh

"He serves death, the vacuum, the unknown. Always waiting. Always there."

"That sun won’t dispel the night in my head, the night that closes over me every time my eyelid twitches . Not the real night where I lose myself in unconsciousness, but the night that exists only in my waking imagination, because he’s gone."

"These thoughts are the ocean waves that pour into my nose and mouth as I flail— a swimmer out of my depth, losing sight of the horizon, of everything I think I know."

"The girl at the counter talks to her headset. She has a Sailor Moon tattoo on her shoulder."

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I was raised in the wilds of New York by lovely, nonviolent parents who somehow never managed to prevent me from staying up late to read scary books. I now work at an alt-weekly newspaper in Vermont, where my favorite part of the job is, of course, reviewing scary books and movies. The Killer in Me is my first novel.

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