by Carlie Sexton
Book: The Killer Next Door #1
Publisher: Carlie Sexton Romance
Pub Date: June 4 2013
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If you believe your life is the sum total of your choices, what do you do when things just don’t add up? You are about to find out. It won’t be pretty. It won’t be dull. And surely, it won’t be safe. In fact, making just one wrong choice could put evil at your bedside watching you sleep.
And so it is with Kate Simmons, a young woman who, by choosing to regain her life, actually puts it at risk by the very choices she makes. After unimaginable heartbreak stops her world on a dime, Kate falls into a three-year blackness of self blame that brings her to the edge of life, itself. As time finally brings light back through tiny cracks of renewed desire, Kate moves out of the prison she made for herself in her mother’s home to find a new reality, rooming with her best girlfriend, Charlie.
Yet, to be free is to be vulnerable, and Kate’s choices more than ever mark a splattered line between being happy and being dead.
Care to choose? Here’s your menu:
A strangely alluring building manager so possessed with wanting you for his own, he’ll bury more than the fact he has a girlfriend; a buff college student for whom you are clearly hot, as are all the other girls on campus; a pushy lawyer who is as handsome as he is intoxicated with conquest, who doesn’t take no for an answer, who gets what he wants — always.
Sometimes, it’s whom you choose. Sometimes, it’s who chooses you. If you’re Kate, it’s both, and it puts you on a perilous road where good looks and humor are the thin masks of jealous delusion and utter violence.
You’re in trouble when the sum total of your choices is written in blood red.
My Review: Two best friends move into a new apartment and don't know what will happen with this landlord. Kate is a college student but has had her guard up when it comes to men. All of a sudden she finds herself with several men at her feet. Kate makes her decision of which one she wants, but it doesn't end there. One is a serial killer hell bent on having Kate.
Rodger started out as a creepy landlord but then all of a sudden he was literally psycho! I thought once he started showing his true colors, his character was more believable in creating those crimes.
I loved Kate and Neil together. They ended up being perfect for each other and he was an honest guy. The way he pushed her and their bond together, just made them closer, which makes them an awesome couple.
Parts of the story were a little weak, like the police's interest in the case. It wasn't really there so that threw off the story a bit. I felt like they left Kate hanging quite a bit. I also was bummed when we skipped over a whole month at the end. However, the ending grabbed me and I can't wait to read the next book!