Synopsis: The last person who called me ‘Sweetpea’ ended up dead…
Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.
Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhinannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening she dutifully listens to her friend’s plans for marriage and babies whilst secretly making a list.
A kill list.
From the man on the Lidl checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have got it coming, Rhiannon’s ready to get her revenge.
Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…
My review: Originally I was going to say this book was American Psycho meets Bridget Jones but after reading a few more chapters I’m now thinking more of Fox TV’s Dexter. The avenging serial killer…but English…and with boobs.
Rhiannon is a editorial assistant at the local paper, a victim of a killer who left her childminder and all the other children dead when she was a young girl and it’s affects on her have her angry at the world. Every day in her diary she makes lists of all the people she wants to kill if she had the chance. And with some of them she does.
It’s full of deliciously dark humour, the diary style makes it easy and fun to read. For an angry murderer she has a great sense of humour and it was interesting to read about firstly a female killer and secondly just the mind of a killer in general. What do they do when they’re not out stalking their prey or keeping the old school bully in their dead parents house, tied up and tortured??? Watch Masterchef and walk the dog apparently.
And that’s another reason for loving the book. She’s utterly normal. Or rather she has pretend normal down to an art and who hasn’t faked happiness or being nice to people at some point (you know you have!). I love the fact that she researches whether she’s a psychopath with Buzzfeed quizzes. I love how no matter what acts she commits herself there’s no way she would ever hurt animals or children. And I love the fact that at some parts she recognises that she can be different and doesn’t go on murderous rampages.
I had a free ARC from netgalley. I’d happily buy it and I believe from 20th April you can too 🙂