Love In The Time Of Serial Killers- Book Review

Title:- Love in the Time of Serial Killers

Author:- Alicia Thompson

Date published:- August 16th 2022

No. of pages:-

Genre:- Romance


Plot:- 4/5

Writing:- 4/5

Overall rating:- 4/5

Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn’t exactly conducive to modern dating—and one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she’s used to suspecting the worst.

PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She’s even analyzing the genre in her dissertation—if she can manage to finish writing it. It’s hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn’t had a relationship with for years.

It doesn’t help that she’s low-key convinced that her new neighbor, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he’s clearly up to something). It’s not long before Phoebe realizes that Sam might be something much scarier—a genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armor to reach her vulnerable heart.

So I am reading this book for a book club and the title kind of appealed to me so I bought this book from Kindle. I am kind of having mixed feelings about this book.

Phoebe Walsh is a graduate student who is doing a thesis on true crime–something she is passionate about. After her father’s death, she moves to Florida to her father’s house. There she meets her next door neighbor Sam, who seemed to be having the serial killer look but who could pierce her heart.

Let’s start with the good things

  • The story was really funny–there were so many funny parts in the story that I actually burst out laughing at some parts.
  • I do like the ending of the story and I also liked the plot of the story as well.
  • I like how Phoebe starts developing a relationship with a cat whom she named as Lenore and eventually her next door neighbor Sam
  • I also like the writing and like how the author manages to get the reader hooked into the story.
  • Like the proposal scene as well

The only thing I didn’t like much is the main character Phoebe and I found the main character slightly annoying.

Overall this books worth four stars!

Alicia Thompson graduated from the New College of Florida in 2006 with a degree in psychology, and wrote her debut novel in between pulling all-nighters on her senior thesis. Her short stories, “Abby Greene for President” and “Stealing Mark Twain,” have appeared in Girls’ Life magazine. She is currently working on an MFA in fiction writing at the University of South Florida, where she still pulls the occasional all-nighter.

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