Killing Kate by Alex Lake
This is a terrific read - fast paced, intriguing and full of unexpected twists and turns.
Synopsis: A serial killer is on the loose in Kate's community - and he is targeting women who look exactly like her. Fresh off a break up from her long-term boyfriend, and trying to sort out her new life as a young, single professional woman, Kate is torn between fighting for her independence, and realizing that being alone isn't all its cracked up to be.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book - the premise of a serial killer who is murdering women in your community who look like you is completely and diabolically brilliant. I could not imagine what it would feel like to be following the news and to be wondering if you would be next, and Alex Lake writes Kate perfectly in this scenario.
I also loved the movement of the story back and forth from present day to when Beth was still part of Kate's group of friends - to be honest, I had no idea what Alex was trying to get at with these flashbacks. But when it all comes together, it does with a bang - unexpected and perfectly crazy twists that took me 100% by surprise.
The characters in this book are also terrific - I love a book with human characters, and Alex Lake writes her characters is such a perfectly believable, multi faceted way.
While the ending of this book got a little bit out there for me, it in no way stopped me from enjoying every last page. Perfect summer reading!!!!