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Thursday, March 24, 2016

{Book Review} A Painful Truth (An Affair With Murder #2) by Brian Spangler

A Painful Truth (An Affair With Murder #2)
by Brian Spangler
Publisher: Kindle Press
Genre: Fiction- Adult: Thriller
How I got it: NetGalley

I'm obsessed.

But I'm not dangerous, not like other murderers. You see, I only kill those who won't be missed--I know it's an odd sense of justice, but it works for me. I'm a mother, a homemaker, and a serial killer, just not necessarily in that order. No lies, it's tough juggling my serial killer ways and my homelife. But life is good. Scratch that. Life is great. I'm living the best of both worlds.

When I'm not looking after my family, I'm lurking, watching and researching deep web links that turn me on to new cases and help me choose my next target. But I was playing in a dangerous world. And I chose not to see the dangers waiting for me. Yet I wasn't alone and should have been more careful. Someone was watching me.

In book two of the technothriller series, An Affair with Murder, Amy and her partner are successful killers for hire, passionately righting the wrongs of the past through vigilante justice. The Darknet is where Amy finds her targets, where she hunts to feed her serial killer desires, but it's not long before the hunter becomes the hunted and Amy must kill to stay alive in this thrilling sequel to book one, Killing Katie.

This is the second book in the An Affair with Murder series. I haven't read the first book but wish I had before reading this one as I think it would have cleared up some questions I had.
Amy is a female serial killer, weather she was born or made is up for debate. We get an in depth look into her childhood and let's just say it wasn't normal. That aside it was interesting getting the serial killer's point of view. Granted Amy hired herself out as a contract killer, getting rid of those who had done horrible things and no one would miss. Still if you can look beyond the fact that she kills for a living, Amy is a loving caring mom and wife. Given her husband is a police detective I had to wonder how good he was at his job, giving his wife's chosen profession. Amy left me with mixed feeling, she was so smart about some things yet did very stupid things as well.
I thought the plot was a little slow, but built up speed as it progressed. I found myself wrapped up in Amy's world wanting to know more and see where things were going. There were some interesting twists and turns, but the ending was a bit predictable.
Overall a decent book, but I think it would have been better if I had read book one first.

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