The Killer In Me by Olivia Kiernan Review

I was skeptical about reading this novel since in the past I’ve had a hard time understanding Irish novels, but I had zero issues with this one, it was super easy to follow.

I was also very intrigued about this story since it’s a police procedural that has a psychological aspect to it, as DCS Frankie Sheehan tries to understand the mind of a serial killer that was convicted for killing his family.

One of the thing I noticed right away was how atmospheric the novel was. The writing was impeccable, I truly felt like I was in the streets of Dublin.

Even though I thought this was a slow-burning police procedural, I really ended up loving the main character DCS Frankie Sheehan and would be interested in reading more books involving the Detective.

The pace did pick up near the end, but the ending left me confused. Don’t let that stop you from reading this though, maybe that’s just me.

Thank you to Penguin Group Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

Death is no stranger to Detective Chief Superintendent Frankie Sheehan, but she isn’t the only one from her small, coastal suburb to be intimately acquainted with it. Years ago, teenager Seán Hennessey shocked the tight-knit community when he was convicted of the brutal murder of his parents and attempted slaying of his sister, though he always maintained his innocence. Now, Seán is finally being released from prison—but when his newfound freedom coincides with the discovery of two bodies, the alleged connection between the cases only serves to pull Frankie further from answers even as it draws her closer to her town’s hidden darkness. With a television documentary revisiting Seán’s sentence pushing the public’s sympathies into conflict on a weekly basis, a rabid media pressuring the police like never before, and a rising body count, Frankie will need all of her resources if she is not only to catch a killer, but put to rest what really happened all those years ago.

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