Killer Instinct is such a good read! It’s fast paced and keeps you on your toes the entire time. After the first few paragraphs I said to myself, “S.E. Green must love shows like Criminal Minds because this could seriously be an episode on the show.” Lane, the main character, is struggling with herself throughout the novel because she finds herself so intrigued by serial killers and thinks she might want to become one someday. To curb her desire of homicide, she becomes a kind of vigilante of sorts. Lane finds people who have done wrong and gotten away with it and takes matters into her own hands. All the while trying to be a normal teenager and blend in because she knows very well that she is anything but normal.
Lane is also quite emotionless throughout the novel, another typical sign that someone could potentially become a killer, however even though she lacks emotion I was never bored with the book, which I found interesting. She becomes this vigilante to control her urges to kill but a notorious serial killer, the Decapitator, keeps taunting her killer instinct with photos and videos of his kills, making her more fascinated by the act of killing. Throughout the entire novel you are trying to figure out who the Decapitator is, I know I was. I had my guess two chapters into the book and thought I was going to be right, I was so sure of it. Then, the big reveal happened and I was utterly shocked. Not just because I was wrong but because of the true identity of the murderer. If you enjoy mystery novels I would definitely pick this one up for your next read!
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Simon Pulse; Reprint edition (1 July 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1481402862
- ISBN-13: 978-1481402866
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2 x 21 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 240 g
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