On my blog today, I’m sharing my thoughts on the gripping new novel by Jane Casey, The Killing Kind as part of the blog tour. With thanks to Anne Cater from Random Things Tours for inviting me to take part.
Ingrid will never forget what John did.
The people he hurt. The way he lied about it so easily. The way she defended him.
Now he’s back.
He says a murderer is after her. He says only he can protect her.
Would you trust him?
The clock is ticking for Ingrid to decide. Because the killer is ready to strike…
I’m a huge fan of Jane Casey’s novels, especially her Maeve Kerrigan series, so I was intrigued to see that she had a new standalone out. The Killing Kind is such a tense read, and it gripped me right from the first page. The tension is there right from the get-go, and I did not want to put this book down.
Jane Casey’s new novel follows barrister, Ingrid Lewis, and Jane Casey takes Ingrid on a wild, rollercoaster of a ride. There is a shocking, tense opening which leads Ingrid to believe that someone is out to get her, and that her life is in danger. Being a barrister, it is clear that she may have made enemies in her career. From the moment Ingrid believes that her life is at risk, I wanted to find out who it was who could hold such a grudge against her. What had happened in her past to cause this?
What I thought was one of the most intriguing parts of this book, was Ingrid’s problems with a former client, John Webster. You can see just how scared Ingrid is of him, and she clearly thinks he’ll do anything to get what he wants. Jane Casey creates a real sense of danger around John, and it kept me turning the pages. I wanted to find out if he was the person responsible for what was happening to Ingrid in the present, and why he was doing this. What was his aim here? I could also never be quite sure what his motive was, and if we had discovered all there was to discover about him.
Jane Casey continues to turn the tension up a notch with sections told from unknown individuals, who know Ingrid, and who are planning something big and who, it appears, have knowledge of the events which have happened. I had no idea who these people were as I was reading and as their messages, concerning Ingrid grew more aggressive, I needed to know who they were and what Ingrid meant to them. It made the plot even more intriguing and it continued to create an unnerving atmosphere. It seemed that the people who were out to get Ingrid were willing to do anything to achieve their goal, no matter how many innocent people got in their way. On every page there is an imminent threat of danger.
I loved The Killing Kind, it’s pacy, addictive and I flew through it. If you’re a fan of Jane Casey’s books, you will love this, and if you haven’t read her books before, this is the perfect chance to try her writing. Her writing is always really authentic. You will not be disappointed!
Publisher: Harper Collins
Publication date: 27th May 2021 (kindle & hardcover) 17th February 2022 (paperback)
Print length: 496 pages
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