Killer Instinct by S.E. Green, tells the story of a teenage girl, Lane, who is surrounded by a loving family, excelling in her high school studies and taking joy in an after school job at the local vet. Under all this normality, lives something not normal. Lane has a desire to kill and when the notorious serial killer The Decapitator begins sending her personal messages, that desire begins to evolve into action.
The first thing I thought, when I read the synopsis for Killer Instinct was Dexter for the Young Adult genera. I have been a HUGE Dexter fan for years and once discovering the show, turned to the books it was based after. I couldn't help but see the entire first season of Dexter in Killer Instinct. It was almost like I was reading Darkly Dreaming Dexter all over again. There were just so many similarities, that I don't want to divulge if you decide to read Killer Instinct.
Even though there are so many similarities in the two novels, that did not stop me from quickly reading through Killer Instinct. For all of you who know me, I always say that I am THE slowest reader. But with Killer Instinct I finished it within only a few days. I found it to be enticing and mysterious and kept me guessing until the very end.
The book is being marketed to ages 14 and up, but I defiantly don't think a book about a teenage serial killer is for kids quite that young. There is a lot of graphic detail in the book. I know that teenagers these days are exposed to a lot of things, but I think retaining our innocence as long as possible is a good thing. That being said, I will send this book over to The Gamer Geek who is almost 17. He has watched the entire Dexter series and I think he would enjoy this.
Yes I did like Killer Instinct and yes I would recommend it to you, it is a good mystery story and kept me guessing until the very end!
Killer Instinct will be released on May 6, 2014.