Publication Date: Available Now from Bonnier
Source: Review Copy
Karl Savage is dead.
He must be. His ex, Anjelica, is in prison for murdering him in an arson attack. Multiple forensic experts testified to finding his charred remains.
So when Anjelica begs investigative journalist Morgan Vine to prove her innocence, it seems an impossible task. It doesn’t matter that Karl was abusive. That Anjelica has a baby to care for. That she’s petrified of fire. The whole world knows Karl is dead.
Then he walks past Morgan’s window . . .
We are back with Morgan Vine again having met her once in “Without a Trace” – this time she is looking into the case of possibly wrongly convicted arsonist Anjelica in a story so twisted you may have to sit down for a while after finishing it.
I love when a crime thriller is fast paced and yet utterly character driven – Simon Booker writes with a kind of frenetic pacy style that keeps you turning the pages whilst still managing to convey a real sense of the characters he has created and revealing their many human layers. In “Kill Me Twice” he throws in a real corker of a mystery too, with dead men walking and several external distractions for Morgan to sort through, at the same time trying to save her daughter from herself and find her way forward in her personal life.
There is a genuinely clever and somewhat unexpected resolution, the plot is intelligently woven, you have to pay attention – whilst if I had one small bugbear it was that I wanted to kill Lissa with my bare hands and I’m not a violent person – Kill Me Twice is a riveting and brilliantly plotted bit of storytelling that may keep you up at night.
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