crime · Killers · suspense · thriller

Sweetpea – C J Skuse ★★★★★

Blurb; The last person who called me Sweetpea ended up dead…

I haven’t killed anyone for three years, and I thought that when it happened again I’d feel bad. Like an alcoholic taking a sip of whiskey. But no. Nothing. I had a blissful night’s sleep. Didn’t wake up at all. And for once, no bad dream either. This morning I feel balanced. Almost sane, for once.

Rhiannon is your average girl next door, settled with her boyfriend and little dog…but she’s got a killer secret.

Although her childhood was haunted by a famous crime, Rhiannon’s life is normal now that her celebrity has dwindled. By day, her job as an editorial assistant is demeaning and unsatisfying. By evening, she dutifully listens to her friends’ plans for marriage and babies while secretly making a list.

A kill list.

From the man at the grocery checkout who always mishandles her apples, to the driver who cuts her off on her way to work, to the people who have it coming, Rhiannon is ready to get her revenge.

Because the girl everyone overlooks might be able to get away with murder…

My Review; This is book one in a series. Recommended to me by Melanie’s Reads. From page one I was hooked. It’s a short diary format story which I prefer so I devoured it. Another psychopath woman in this one… Meet Rhiannon. She gets a thrill from killing and can’t stop.

Her life is one hot mess. Relationships. Jobs. Killing. Nearly being caught several times. Slipping up. But for me the ending made it all for me. What a clever plot & woman. The definition of a cliffhanger is this book. I had to go straight into book two which follows straight on from book one. It’s dark. Descriptive. Murder. Psychopath. At the start of each day she has a kill list and I must admit some I can relate too.

Absolute brilliant read. Another five stars from me and yes this is also going into my top reads of the year. I loved it. Cannot wait to see what lies ahead in book two and three. A must read.

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