“When Ali steps up to the podium, she adjusts the mic. She starts her talk with a question. How many of you have ever been seduced? What was it about that time in your life that felt exciting?
Ali knows the answer, of course, even if the audience can’t quite put their finger on it.
It was the uncertainty. The highs and lows. The push and pull. Attraction without polarity cannot be sustained. Once the excitement is gone, you might as well just be friends.”
April 1, 2021
Dear Mr. Hemingway,
You should know by now that my love of psychological thrillers is a real thing. I will always adore your writing, but every now and then I need to read a book that really messes with my brain. A mind bending story with sharp turns and more twists than a pretzel is what I crave more often than not. My go to author for this kind of fun is Britney King. Any one of her books paired with a fabulous glass of pinot noir is my perfect Friday night. Her latest book, Kill me Tomorrow is out TODAY, and let me tell you something….it did not disappoint. Let’s take a look!
“Don’t focus on what you fear. You know where all the walls are. If you look at what you’re afraid of, you’ll literally steer into it.”
Ali is our leading lady of this story. She is a well known sex therapist who practices what she preaches. She is not afraid to put herself out there on a dating website with her gorgeous looks, complex past and mysterious baggage. Her moodiness and habit of abruptly disappearing leave her men drooling for more. Next we have Ethan who is a former FBI agent turned Private Investigator. He is hired to investigate a possible suicide, but lands on a string of murders all with a common thread. All of the dead gentlemen were on the same dating website as Ali. Ethan needs the money from this gig to provide for his kids who live with his ex-wife. He goes undercover on the dating website and lands a date with Ali, one of his suspects. As the two get to know one another (lots of “sexual healing” going on guys), the plot truly thickens. Ethan has his own theories about all of these murders, but in order to prove them right, he needs to stay alive. Easier said than done in a Britney King book. A perplexing sex goddess, secrets galore and a potential serial killer keep this story moving at a tremendous pace. At what cost will this mystery be solved?
“My cheek pressed against the cold tile. I think, so this is how it ends. There’s a rattling in my chest, the kind you hear stories about. It tells me I don’t have long.”
I can only leave you with a taste of this story in order to not give ANYTHING away. What I can tell you for sure is that King writes multifaceted characters who lack reliability and have killer charm. PERFECTION! There are three POVs in Kill Me Tomorrow: Ali, Ethan and the killer. Mystery narrators in thrillers are my absolute weakness. They add an extra layer of creepiness and “whodunit” to the story keeping me guessing until the very end. King’s latest creation is sensual, ominous and down right binge worthy. I personally found this book (and her last book Savage Row) not as graphic as some of her previous books… just throwing that out there to curious readers. The best part about King’s book is that you can try and guess your way through this story all you want, but she will stump you in the end!
Cheers to this thrilling tale!
Your Biggest Fan,
P.S. Kill Me Tomorrow has a PLAYLIST. Check it out over on SPOTIFY! How cool is that!!!
P.P.S. Here is where you can find the lovely Britney King. Go say HI to her. She would love to hear from you!