Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Review: What Doesn't Kill Her: A Thriller

What Doesn't Kill Her: A Thriller
What Doesn't Kill Her: A Thriller by Max Allan Collins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I received a copy of the book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

The story is about a woman named Jordan Rivera. Ten years ago, a man entered her home and brutally murdered her family. The man then asked her to pose the bodies on a sofa and he took a "family photo" before he raped her and told her to tell his story. Jordan decided that she would not do what the monster asked and she refused to speak.

Jordan was then sent to St. Dimpna's which is an institution and she stayed there, not speaking, until she watches a news report on the television featuring a family being murdered in the same way. She then asks her doctor what it would take for her to be able to leave the institution.

Jordan decides to look for the man who murdered her family on her own. But she finds out that some of her other Victims of Violent Crime group members are also looking to find what they believe is a serial killer.

Mark is a police officer who swore to himself that he will look for the man who murdered Jordan's family. He is pretty sure that there is a serial killer at work who kills families but leaves one survivor. The killer has killed so many families in different areas. His victims appear random and not to have any commonalities -- which is how he has been able to avoid the radar of the FBI.

Mark then meets Jordana and her group mates to pool their resources together and try to find the killer.

What Doesn't Kill Her is a book that starts off very well. The story of how Jordan's family was killed is chilling and terrifying. The story is thrilling to a degree. The story begins to lose some of the level of thrill of the first chapter but proceeds well enough. There are twists and turns and the ending is very much unexpected. All in all, it is a good read.

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