Thursday, 11 September 2014

My review of Survivor: A Horror Thriller by K.R. Griffiths

Survivor: A Horror Thriller
by K.R. Griffiths
[Kindle Edition]

The official description:

"Clive Barrett is a fast learner. His first kills were amateurish, but Clive knows that practice makes perfect. Soon, he expects to be one of the most notorious serial killers operating in the UK. He expects to be number one.

There is just one problem: one of Clive's victims simply won't stay dead.

It turns out that one of Clive's early kills was more than just sloppy; it wasn't a kill at all. Now, improving his craft might just be the least of Clive's worries, because the woman he thought he'd murdered knows his name. She knows where he lives.

And she is coming for him..."


I received a free copy of this novel direct from the author in return for an honest review.

The fact that I received it free and from the author in no way influences how I feel about this book ... it was absolutely brilliant and I loved everything about it.  It sounds corny but I really couldn't put it down.

It is an exceptionally well told, well written story with really well thought-out characters.  It was fast paced from the start with plenty of violence which is graphic but written in such a way as not to be gratuitous.

I really liked the way that the author was able to tell the story from the perspectives of both the killer and victim(s).  The way the author developed the mind of the killer and how he described how he honed his skill in murder, always trying to do better next time, was chilling.  The fear and despair of the victims was believable  and excellently described.

The ending was not what I expected and, rather than give it away, would love for a follow up.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good serial killer story which is full of suspense, thrills, twists and turns.

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