When the @BeMyKiller account goes viral, people all over the world start taunting the account, thinking it’s a joke. Not long after the account gains popularity, people who have tweeted to the account start dying in ways related to their taunts.
When her childhood friend Meredith becomes the latest victim, documentary filmmaker Hazel decides these murders would be the perfect story for her next film. She has a theory about the killer that’s different from the theory the police are working, and since they have no leads, she gathers a small film crew and heads to the abandoned amusement park in her hometown – the site of Meredith’s murder.
What she doesn’t realize is that the killer is closer than she realizes, and that this documentary might just put her life in danger…
Can I just say…WOW…I was so hooked on this book from the very first page and read it in two sittings! Be My Killer expertly crafted a thriller that was terrifying from all angles – a twisted and depraved killer, and a creepy abandoned amusement part – it doesn’t get better than that! The murders that took place in Be My Killer were some of the most gruesome I’ve read in as long as I can remember, and I loved it! As horrifying as they were, they were inventive and unique. I will say that Be My Killer is not for the faint of heart! If you didn’t like the gory descriptions in Pretty Girls by Karen Slaughter or couldn’t sit through the Saw movies for the same reason, this will not be the book for you, as there are a number of graphic murder scenes.
This book absolutely read like a horror movie, and is definitely something I’d go watch in theaters and be super scared by! Be My Killer was definitely a book that kept my attention to the very last page. The chapters were super short, which made it easy to fly through the book because I kept telling myself “just one more chapter!” and would find myself reading half of the book, instead. I’m a huge fan of short chapters that keep me wanting to turn the pages, and Be My Killer did that perfectly.
There were a lot of characters in the book, and while most of the chapters were told through Hazel’s point of view, there were some chapters that switched to the point of view of the murder victims, some of the crew members, and a young girl named April. I loved how they all tied together in the end.
This was definitely a win for me, and I’d recommend this one to fans of serial killer thrillers and psychological thrillers who don’t mind graphic descriptions of sadistic murders! A huge thank you to Richard Jay Parker, Bookouture, and NetGalley for a copy of the book. It was my pleasure to provide an honest review. Be My Killer is out now, so be sure to pick this one up! I can’t wait to see what else Richard Jay Parker writes – he’s got a new fan in me, and I’m definitely going to pick up his previous books!