Killing Me Softly

Browsing through the mystery section on my kindle, I came upon an intriguing book that caught my eye. Although I generally don’t like to read free books on my Kindle that aren’t the classics (due to so many of them being poorly written by writers who clearly haven’t learned to punctuate or use proper grammar), I felt this one looked worthy enough for me to download.

The book is called Killing Me Softly and it’s by a fairly new suspense writer, Bianca Sloane. Aside from the language (call me a prude, but I just don’t do cursing), it was an excellently written book, keeping the suspense going until the twist at the end.

I enjoyed the whole story idea and would love to see this book become a movie. With the right director and actors, it could be a pretty awesome thriller.

Anyway, let me give you a little teaser. A beautiful woman named Tracy Ellis is found dead in Chicago one evening with her face bashed in by a rock. The police don’t take it too seriously, believing it to be a robbery gone wrong. Something they probably see often in a city like Chicago.

But Tracy’s sister Sondra, an Oscar-winning film documentary writer, won’t let the matter rest. Something is wrong,very wrong with the whole picture. First of all, Tracy’s hidden diary reveals strange things. Tracy wasn’t happy. She was a newlywed. She should have been happy, but her words paint a whole different picture about her life with her introverted, shy pharmacist husband. He’s possessive and clingy, making Tracy feel as if she can’t breathe. This is all news to Sondra. Tracy never told anyone, not even her best friend.

When Tracy’s husband sends a letter to Tracy’s parents a year after her death, announcing that he’s remarried, it comes as a bit of a shock to Sondra. She starts to feel there’s far more to Tracy’s death than what was first thought. Following that hunch, Sondra starts to delve into investigating the mysterious death of her sister and is surprised to find out that her sister…

You thought I was actually going to tell you the surprise ending? No way! Just read it for yourself.

Even though the killer is revealed to us early on, there’s still quite a few twists to be had, even up to the very last chapter. It was a quick read as well, so it’s perfect for reading out by the pool on a hot summer day.

Be prepared to be intrigued and delighted. There’s mystery, mistaken identity, shady characters, twists, obsession, psycho behavior, abuse, and the list goes on. And the best part, it was free on kindle. Sit back, relax and enjoy.

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