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Rebecca Reviews | Kiss Me, Kill Me by Louise Mullins

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This was my last book of the year so I was seriously hoping it would be great – but would I be pleased or disappointed?

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Synopsis

I practise my shock-horror face in the mirror for the seventh time. ‘My husband, he’s . . . dead.’

Bethan Phillips has only one thing on her mind: killing her rich and elderly husband for his fortune. But after several thwarted attempts, it is a horrific accident while holidaying together in Snowdonia that takes Humphrey down.

Now she must pretend he’s alive, continuing social gatherings alone under the guise he is undertaking business abroad. Because someone witnessed her leaving Humphrey to die, and should the police investigate his death they’ll discover the series of ‘accidents’ he’s survived in the previous few days… and it won’t take them long to connect the dots.

There are many reasons Bethan would rather the police didn’t look too closely at her. Or the life she lived before becoming Bethan Philips. Unfortunately for her, DI Emma Locke is on the case.

A gripping new psychological thriller, Kiss Me, Kill Me is smart, sly and unforgettable. You won’t be able to put it down.

My Review

This was a fast paced and interesting read. I devoured in an evening as I had to know exactly what was going to happen to Bethan.

The first half of the book alternates between three characters (or what you believe may be three characters): Mel, Locke and Bethan. Bethan is married to Humphrey, an elderly rich man , and can’t wait for the day that he dies. She has made many attempts on his life so when he dies in an accident, will anyone believe her?

The backstory of how Bethan came to be who she is today was intriguing and made for gripping reading = you understood how she came to be the fragile, disturbed woman she is today.

I didn’t realise this was the second book in the series and will definitely be checking out the first. However this would work well as a standalone book. This is the first book I have read by the author and I will definitely be looking at reading more.

I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars.

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