Dead In The Water by Britney King

Book Description:

Mr. and Mrs. Smith meets Dexter. Jude and Kate are the perfect neighbors with the perfect cover…

He’s a contract killer. She likes to even the score. Smack dab in the middle of suburbia, few married couples are as competitive as Jude and Kate. 

But then, most married couples don’t keep score in the form of body counts. Each hell-bent on a silent pact to out-do the other, the games begin. 

Who ends up on top is anyone’s guess. But with these two, one thing’s for sure– not everyone comes out alive. 

After all, there are a few things they can agree on: All is fair in love and war. And if they can’t make it work–they’re dead in the water.

In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisting, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, Dead In The Water delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villains. 

Dead In The Water is the second book in the Water series. Available in digital and print.

My Thoughts:

This is the second book in the Water Trilogy featuring Jude and Kate. Whilst you don’t necessarily have to have read the first book before this one, I would advise doing so as you get a better understanding of the main characters.

Having read and enjoyed the first book in the trilogy, I was very much looking forward to being reunited with this couple. Sadly, whilst overall it’s still a decent read, I didn’t love it as much as the previous book.

It’s hard to know quite what to say as I don’t want to spoil it for people who haven’t read the first book. This one pretty much starts off in the same way as that one does and then we are taken on a similar journey with chapters alternating between both characters. Yes it’s new scenarios and new murders but for me, and it could be my own fault, was expecting it to be different. Not the murder side of things as that’s what makes these books. It’s how things are between Jude and Kate.

The author as usual has some great little twists up her sleeves of which I think is the saving grace for this novel. I just didn’t see them coming and when they do it’s certainly jaw dropping stuff. It definitely makes you sit up and take notice.

Dead In The Water is great for readers who love to be shocked as this certainly delivers on that score. I would have loved for things to have been different this time with Kate and Jude. First time round it worked, it just felt all to familiar this time round though. This obviously is just my personal opinion. It still makes for a compelling read and a page turner of one at that.

Dead In the Water is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an affiliate link).

7 comments

  1. Love the review! I haven’t hear of this series but it sounds fantastic. I agree with lindasbookblog. Sometimes if I don’t leave enough time between books in a series I walk away with the feeling it’s too similar.

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