Book Review: Secrets of a Serial Killer

Title: Secrets of a Serial Killer
Author: Rosie Walker

An edge-of-your-seat serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down!
There it is: fear. It’s crawling all over her face and in her eyes, like a swarm of insects, and it’s all because of him.

A serial killer has been terrorizing Lancaster for decades, longer than should ever have been possible. The police are baffled, eluded at every turn by the killer whose victims span generations. Speculation is rife among the true crime forums; is someone passing on their gruesome trade?

Every local mother’s worst nightmare has become Helen Summerton’s reality; he’s taken her daughter, Zoe. As the clock runs down so do her chances of survival. Can Helen unearth the secrets of the killer before it’s too late?

A gripping serial killer thriller that you won’t be able to put down.

My Review

First off let me say I adore the cover of the book. You would never imagine what the book is about, other then the title, but the cover image and design.

Next let’s dig into the book. The story line and different plot points were amazing. My main problem is that antagonist needed a bit more back story. Once we find out the true antagonist, to me at least, leaves a bit to be desired but the way the book ends makes me think that there might be another one coming and if that is the case then I can see why it was left a bit disjointed. Otherwise the characters were well developed and you could really feel the emotions from them. I would like to know a bit more about Helen and Tony’s failed marriage. Was it Mr. X case that broke their marriage or something else.

I also loved how Alfie played an important role in finding and protecting Zoe and the kids. It not a normal thing for an author to give a part in the book to the pets other then just as pets. It was refreshing to see a author do this.

The story kept you guessing until the very end and to my dismay it finished on a cliffhanger which means I really want to know what happens next. I will be looking for the next book from this author and hopefully it will be a continuing of the antagonist’s story line.


I received this book from Net Galley for this review.

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