Friday 3 May 2024

Review - How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways by Eve Kellman

How to Kill a Guy to Eve Kellman 
Publisher: Avon Books UK
Release date: 28 March 2024
Back cover blurb: Are you on a date that doesn’t feel right? Can’t shake that creepy guy at the bar? Worried you’re being followed home? Message M. After one too many terrifying encounters, Millie Masters sets up a hotline for women who feel unsafe walking home alone at night: Message M. But very quickly she realises that there’s much more to be done to help the women who call in. Because the men just do it again the next night, and the next, and the next… And when her own sister is assaulted on a night out, the temptation to take the law into her own hands becomes too much to resist. Because M can also stand for murder… A deliciously dark, hilariously twisted serial killer thriller with a villainous female lead readers can’t help but root for, perfect for fans of Bella Mackie’s How to Kill Your Family, Oyinkan Braithwaite’s My Sister, the Serial Killer, or who enjoyed watching You and now wants to take revenge.

Millie Masters is not your average serial killer. Her first victim is an accidental murder, trying to save a young girl from being attacked.

Millie runs a rescue hotline 'Message M' for women who feel unsafe on a night out, uncomfortable on a date, or whilst walking home etc - all of those scenarios familiar to us women. 

She starts the hotline, wanting to save women from lecherous perverts like the man who attacked her younger sister Katie. She wants to bring that man to justice, but she doesn't know who he is. So she has to bide her time, and in the meantime help other girls and women in trouble.

When Millie is called to save a young woman who thinks she has been drugged, she is forced to break into the mans house to save the woman. In her struggle to make sure that the woman is safe, she attacks the man, leaving him for dead.

When its confirmed that he's dead, Millie is shocked, and then sort of pleased. I mean, it wasn't intentional, but she finds it kind of cathartic, and actually begins to wonder if what she has done is so very wrong. 

If she hadn't acted, the woman would have been attacked, and she probably wouldn't have been the first, right?

What if Millie could rid the world of these disgusting men one by one?

And so it begins...

This is a brilliantly addictive read. Once you've started, you won't be able to put it down. It's a really fun novel, hilarious in places despite it's obvious dark undertone. Highly recommended. 

How to Kill a Guy in Ten Ways is available now via Amazon online and all good book shops.

Thank You to the publishers who approved my request via netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

x Vicky-Leigh x

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