Author: C J Skuse
Publisher: HQ Stories (Harper Collins UK imprint)
This book is bloody superb. I loved every single page and word within. It is dark book, very dark, but oh so funny too. Rhiannon, our young protagonist, makes for a highly likeable serial killer; a psychologically damaged woman who suffered a terrible and life changing trauma at a very early age, who hates the world and nearly everyone in it. But the world and nearly everyone in it are blissfully unaware of her murderous intentions because of The Act; a facade she presents in order to appear ‘normal’. To everyone else she appears to be a regular gal: she has a steady boyfriend; stable job; small group of friends; and there’s Tink, her beloved Chihuahua. What could be wrong with any of that? What they don’t know is that Rhiannon is also a killer (and occasional torturer/kidnapper). Someone who lives to kill and gets quite a kick out of it. She’s not an indiscriminate killer; she chooses her prey. To start with at least…
To say more will spoil the delights within. This book is vulgar, coarse, hilarious and shocking in equal measure. It is not for the faint of heart, or the prudish! A sheer delight from start to finish. There is a sequel on the way (In Bloom – out in August according to Amazon), and I cannot wait.
Highly recommended. 5/5