Be My Killer by Richard Parker


Book Description:

You set the trap. Now you can’t escape.

When an online prank goes viral and triggers a spate of gruesome murders, documentary maker Hazel Salter watches in horror. But then Hazel’s childhood friend, Meredith Hickman, is the next victim and Hazel knows she has to find out what happened to her.

Is it one killer or more? Random acts of violence, or part of a bigger, twisted plan?

The police have no leads, but Hazel has a theory – one she’ll stop at nothing to prove – and she also has a film crew. She’ll make a documentary, catch the killer, and give Meredith justice.

Her stage is the abandoned amusement park where Meredith was found. 

Her cast are the family and friends the killer left behind. 

And her crew? They keep disappearing, one by one…

My Thoughts:

I heard so much hype about this book that I had to pre order it and ended up reading it in one day as soon as it landed on my kindle on publishing day.

The story starts off with a shocking incident. This is just a glimpse of what horrors are in store  for the reader. If you are not one for horror films, then this may not be your type of read. Even though it is classed as a crime thriller, there is very much big elements of horror through out the story. To be fair if it was a film I think without a doubt it would be classed as a horror. The murders are extremely twisted and don’t make for pleasant reading. If you are a fan of horror films though or brutal murders in a crime thriller then boy are you in for a treat with Be My Killer.

I like how the author has incorporated the whole hashtag, social media thing in the story line. It makes it a very current read. The whole documentary thing felt a bit Blair Witch Project for me and if anything felt a mixture of that particular film and the Saw films.

Something I particularly enjoyed is how strong the female characters came across in this book. Especially for the story line. Hazel and Rena are characters that both really stood out for many reasons and the reader finds themselves really routing for them.

Be My Killer is with out a doubt an entertaining read that you can easily read in a sitting. There’s plenty to shock the reader and was certainly a whirl wind of a read. If you love a book that will make you squirm whilst keeping you hooked, this is the one for you.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Be My killer is available to purchase from Amazon.


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