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Book Review

The Killing Type

Jane Corry

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‘I need to talk to you. It’s about Simon.’ 


What is ‘The killing type’ about 

This breakneck short story draws you into the lives of Danielle and Suzie, who – despite being sisters – are not close. Susie is weighed down with the responsibility of caring for their mother, while Danielle is busy with her own life. 

But when Danielle sends Susie an ominous text message she agrees to meet her at a café.  

When outgoing, dramatic Danielle reveals that she thinks her husband may be trying to kill her, Susie doesn’t believe it, thinking her sister must have misread her husband’s intentions.  

Until Danielle is involved in a car accident – her brakes failing. Danielle is convinced it wasn’t an accident at all, that Simon tampered with her brakes.  

Now Susie doesn’t know what to believe.  

Would Simon have a reason to try and kill Danielle?  

Or does Danielle have a reason to lie?    


Who is it for/ who will like it 

If you are a fan of short story suspense and enjoy a good twist, this story is for you.  


My views 

I really enjoyed this read. Not just because it was a thriller, but because of the way the story was told.

I loved the twist at the end, but to be honest, I wanted to read more! Although this is a short story, the character-based chapters keep the pace smooth and the story fluid. This would have been a good tale to tell as a novel, as I found myself wanting to learn more about the characters.  

Corry did a fantastic job setting up the ending, but my lips are sealed – too much happens to give away the surprise.