How I’ll Kill You

Ren DeStefano


Your next stay-up-all-night thriller, about identical triplets who have a nasty habit of killing their boyfriends, and what happens when the youngest commits their worst crime yet: falling in love with her mark.

Make him want you.
Make him love you.
Make him dead.

Sissy has an…interesting family. Always the careful one, always the cautious one, she has handled the cleanup while her serial killer sisters have carved a path of carnage across the U.S. Now, as they arrive in the Arizona heat, Sissy must step up and embrace the family pastime of making a man fall in love and then murdering him. Her first target? A young widower named Edison–and their mutual attraction is instant. While their relationship progresses, and most couples would be thinking about picking out china patterns and moving in together, Sissy’s family is reminding her to think about picking out burial sites and moving on.

But then something happens that Sissy never anticipated: She begins to feel protective of Edison, and then, before she can help it, she’s fallen in love. But the clock is ticking, and her sisters are growing restless. It becomes clear that the gravesite she chooses will hide a body no matter what happens; but if she betrays her family, will it be hers?

-Excerpt taken from Goodreads.

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My Opinion

4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5) “For murder to be committed well, it must first be an act of love. And so many vile people in this world are not worth loving. The key is to find someone who is, and to give that person all your heart. Kill them with passion, bury them with love, obsess over every detail the way that only a lover could, and you won’t make a careless mistake.”

I’m still reeling from this one! In the best way. It’s a ride that is dark and twisted and fascinatingly horrible.

It’s best to go into this one blind, only knowing they are identical triplet sisters that kill their lovers. You don’t need more than that, just read it!

Something about the cadence of the writing felt familiar and comfortable. Considering the subject matter, that’s saying a lot.  But I think that’s what drew me in. The writing made it so understandable. So justifiable. I debated with myself the entire book why I was loving this. It’s the writing. She drew me in and made Jade relatable, real and honest. Even if she was a sociopath. 

“If someone in this world had wanted us, our lives might have been different. But we learned the truth at the very beginning, which is that there are three of us—only three—and there will never be room for more.”

There are details of their past, their foster care and how it changed them. The abandonment they felt with the only thing keeping them sane- each other. There are details of how they live; where the money comes, how they pull off the cons that lead to murders. The manipulation is brilliantly and effectively done. This is what I want. Those tiny details that fill in all the empty spaces in my head. It fell into place and I could see their world, feel their love for each other. 

Even now I debate my love for this book because it feels..  wrong. But oh I ate this up and loved every second. Call me crazy!

“If I had a daughter, I would tell her the truth, which is that the whole world is bad and you had better learn how to use anything at your disposal as a weapon.”

“There’s no shortage of people who deserve to die, and if I tried to kill them all, I’d be caught in a heartbeat; we’d all go down together if one of us did.”

“He understands that goodness is more of an image and less of a human characteristic.”

“It isn’t just the ones who walk down alleyways at night. It can be the woman pushing a baby stroller in the grocery store, or the man in the three-piece suit waiting for the crosswalk signal to turn. All it takes is someone with an insatiable need, and by the time such a person has chosen you, it’s already over.”

“Nothing takes more strength than loving someone.”

General content summary: F words= 41, foster care (multiple experiences that were mostly bad), adult shooting a BB gun at kids, physical violence (weapon, blood, fists and knees, multiple), captivity, strangulation killing (previous, detailed), stabbing death (previous), age gap romance with married man, disposing of bodies (multiple, details), babies left stranded after birthed, killing that looked like a suicide (some details), cigarettes (multiple), alcohol (alcoholism, addiction), reference to attempted rape, hard liquor and drugs (previous, multiple), drug overdose and CPR (previous), m/f kisses and intimacy (some details, multiple), fantasies about killing and how (multiple, detailed), references to virginity (multiple), spousal physical abuse and broken bones and injuries, car accident (blood, injuries), stabbing (alive, blood), stabbing death, dismembering a body and disposal, pregnancy, thoughts of having an abortion, suicide (pills, CPR, grief), captivity (tied up), reliving details of previous killings, death and grief, strangulation, gunshot (wound, blood). 

Thank you to Berkley and Shelf Awareness for the giveaway win!

The book releases March 21, 2023/

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