Thursday, January 1, 2015

Killer Within Book

I love to read. I have just started to read more books for myself. So I was thrilled to review Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus 
 
Below you will find the books description:

Arnie Milhouse is a murderer. A millionaire with dozens of kills in his past and no one the wiser. But when his name surfaces in connection with the death of a D.C. call girl, Arnie knows it’s only a matter of time before the FBI puts the pieces together. As he makes plans to disappear and leave his life in Annapolis behind forever, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who takes an interest in him. The perfect final victim. He can’t believe his luck.

Only luck has nothing to do with it.

Allison McNeil has returned to Annapolis, a city that she promised herself she would never come back to, not while the cruel memories of her time at the United States Naval Academy still haunt her. But she’s willing to do just about anything to get close to Arnie, even if it means having to face down the demons of her past. Her plans work and soon she and Arnie find themselves locked in a dangerous dance of seduction and betrayal. But Arnie isn’t the only one who carries a secret and the dark truth about Allison McNeil makes a final confrontation between them inevitable. Neither of them know it, but they're on a collision course that only one of them will survive.
 

I loved reading this book. I started reading it one evening around 8 or 9 at night. I couldn't put the book down. I finally set it down around 2 a.m. because I was having a hard time staying awake. I was so interested in the story that I didn't want to put the book down to go to sleep.

I found it intriguing to see how Arnie had become a serial killer and how he rationalized his killings.  I was also interested in finding out how Allison fit into this picture. I think the author did a wonderful job creating the characters.

Since I found the book so intriguing, I finished reading the book the next day.

I did find a couple chapters in the book confusing. I don't want to give away the book so I'm not going to say exactly what I found confusing. I know the chapters were misleading on purpose, but I'm still not clear exactly what happened in those two chapters. Since obviously what I thought happened didn't at the end.  I will definitely reread the book and then I'm sure I'll pick up onto things that I missed the first time around.

I loved how the book plays on the characters ability to kill. Arnie was a submissive guy until one day he snapped and found a new power in killing. This lead to him becoming a serial killer. Allison works for the FBI and has killed in the past. The killing left her feeling a sense of excitement. The book leaves us wondering, could she too be caused to turn and become a killer?

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I can't wait to read other books by this author.

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