I’ll murder three people. And you’ll know it was me . . .
Summer 1997. When Will jokes about becoming a serial killer, his friends just laugh it off. But Adeline can’t help but feel there’s something darker lurking behind his words.
Winter 2015: Years later, Adeline returns to Blythe for a reunion of the old gang – except Will doesn’t show up. Reminiscing about old times, they look up the details of his supposed murder spree. But the mood soon changes when they discover two recent deaths that match.
As the group attempts to track Will down, they realise that he is playing a sinister game that harks back to one they used to play as kids. Only this time there are lives at stake . . .
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The Killer You Know is an original atmospheric book that manages to be both a gripping thriller and a coming of age story which combined made a very entertaining read.
The story alternates between the present day and the 90s when I was actually a teenager myself. Indeed this book gave me lots of nostalgic memories of the lazy summer days of my teenage years just hanging out with friends. Some of the culture references in this book were spot on and the films were ones I remember hearing about or watching when I was younger.
The characters were ones that I soon warmed to and I so enjoyed reading about the groups interactions with each other. They were all quite different and came from different backgrounds which made for interesting reading. I did have my favourites that I was routing for more than others, which made some parts of the book hard to read about.
This book was well written and very gripping making the book hard to put down. I kept promising myself I’d read only one more chapter but would look up a few hours later and realise I’d read a lot more. The story is hugely compelling and I found myself absorbed in the characters and everything that was happening. It reminded me at times of the film Stand By Me due to the nostalgic quality and the close group of friends so if you liked that film you’ll love this book!
Huge thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me onto the blog tour and to Millie from Little Brown for my copy of this book.
About The Author:
S R Masters grew up around Birmingham, and spent his teen years reading, playing in bands and wandering through fields with friends. After studying Philosophy at Cambridge, he worked in public health for the NHS, specialising in health behaviour. He currently lives in Oxford with his wife and son.
His short fiction has featured internationally. He regularly contributes to UK short fiction anthology series The Fiction Desk, having won their Writer’s Award for his short story ‘Just Kids’. His story ‘Desert Walk’ was included in Penguin Random House USA’s ‘Press Start to Play’ collection.
‘The Killer You Know’ is his debut novel.