Killer Within

By S. E. Green

Source: Received from the publisher via Edelweiss

Series: Killer Instinct #2

Received from the publisher via Edelweiss, for free, for review consideration. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Publication Date: May 19, 2015

Published by Simon Pulse

My Rating: three-stars

Killer Within

Cover image and summary from Goodreads:

In the heart-pounding sequel, teen vigilante Lane must face the secrets and unexpected consequences that arise in the wake of her first kill.

It’s been three months since the sadistic Decapitator’s demise, and Lane feels both closer to and more alienated than ever from her united, grieving family. Haunted by conflicting memories, she resumes the role of Masked Savior vigilante—but her heart just isn’t in it. For Lane now knows the rush of deeper thrills. Darker thrills. And a growing part of her wants to revisit its seductive power.

To Lane’s chagrin, the Masked Savior inspires its own fan site, where groupies gather online to praise, document, and debate each delivered act of justice. But then one of Lane’s secret admirers becomes a cunning copycat, assaulting the defenseless with escalating violence. And Lane suspects someone is spying on her, edging closer to making contact-someone who knows her secrets.

Will Lane be able to stop the copycat and keep her identity protected? Or will she give in to the thrills that tempt her? Because as her life continues to unravel, the revelations shake Lane to her core.

I read Killer Instinct last year and enjoyed it, for the most part, so I was looking forward to this sequel.

I think my enjoyment of this book was majorly hampered by my feelings about a big reveal that took place at the end of Killer Instinct. While some of what I enjoyed about that first book was present here (Lane, the family dynamic, the mystery), there was no escaping the big plot twist from that book.

I really did like the mystery in this story though, and I can’t resist finding out what happens next for Lane, so I know I’ll be reading the next book in the series!

I think if you liked Killer Instinct, you will also like Killer Within!

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