Jane Casey: The Killing Kind

This review is written with thanks to Pigeonhole for the opportunity to read and review The Killing Kind.

Blurb:

He tells you you’re special…
As a barrister, Ingrid Lewis is used to dealing with tricky clients, but no one has ever come close to John Webster. After Ingrid defended Webster against a stalking charge, he then turned on her – following her, ruining her relationship, even destroying her home.
 
He tells you he wants to protect you…
Now, Ingrid believes she has finally escaped his clutches. But when one of her colleagues is run down on a busy London road, Ingrid is sure she was the intended victim. And then Webster shows up at her door…
 
But can you believe him?
Webster claims Ingrid is in danger – and that only he can protect her. Stalker or saviour? Murderer or protector? The clock is ticking for Ingrid to decide. Because the killer is ready to strike again.

Review:

I’ve only read one of Jane Casey’s books before this one but this must definitely change! The Killing Kind has everything I look for in a book and I loved it! 

The Killing Kind is narrated by the central character, Ingrid. She’s a lawyer, so she should be reliable, but she does make some questionable decisions that made the tension rise a notch! Casey has also created the supporting characters so well with so many layers that it is impossible to know who to trust. I changed my mind several times as I was reading and I really enjoyed being kept on my toes. 

There are some sections of The Killing Kind which show an exchange of emails. I enjoyed these sections as they broke up the narrative and showed us what was happening from a different perspective. I didn’t guess immediately who was who so this added to the mystery that runs through the whole novel.

I imagine that Jane Casey has kept her local stationery store in business over lockdown with the volume of post its she must have used to plot The Killing Kind. It’s absolutely expertly done in a way in which even the smallest things mean something. It’s hard to write much more without spoilers but I loved the way everything comes together and there are a lot of twists and turns to keep me entertained. 

The Killing Kind is available from Amazon.

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