Secrets of a Serial Killer

Rosie Walker

An edge-of-your-seat serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down!
There it is: fear. It’s crawling all over her face and in her eyes, like a swarm of insects, and it’s all because of him.

A serial killer has been terrorising Lancaster for decades, longer than should ever have been possible. The police are baffled, eluded at every turn by the killer whose victims span generations. Speculation is rife among the true crime forums; is someone passing on their gruesome trade?

Every local mother’s worst nightmare has become Helen Summerton’s reality; he’s taken her daughter, Zoe. As the clock runs down so do her chances of survival. Can Helen unearth the secrets of the killer before it’s too late?

A gripping serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down. Perfect for fans of The Whisper Man, What You Did and Don’t Even Breathe.

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) I have recently somewhat gone away from thrillers. I have read so many that I am able to predict the ending. Most thrillers lately have fallen short and left me unimpressed.

Not this one. It. Is. Creepy! I really wanted a legitimately creepy thriller and oh wow, this is it. It is so scary that it messed me up! I could not read close to bedtime and I had to hurry and finish because I was so creeped out.

Decades ago, a notorious serial killer was imprisoned at a mental hospital. It is rumored that he had a protege but no evidence was ever found to support it. Back then, the institutions were doing a lot of experimental procedures and they were not good places. Helen is an architect hired to take the old asylum and make it into apartments. Then, her daughter goes missing. 

“Man is the most dangerous animal of all.” And this is very true. When thrillers are too realistic, they throw me into fear of what is really out there.

It will shock you. It will scare you. It will keep you up at night. You have been warned, this will get under your skin and not in a good way! I initially loved the creepiness but it ended up being too much. I could not wait to be done with this book and I hope to never see it again.  

The content is high on language (10+ F words), it has bloody details, underage drinking, date rape drug, and very intense life-threatening scenes with teens and young kids.

Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK, and One More Chapter for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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