Review: The Killer You Know by A.M. Taylor - .Red Wine & Books

Monday, July 15, 2019

Review: The Killer You Know by A.M. Taylor



Print Length: 221 pages
Publisher: Harper's Impulse (July 12, 2019)

From Goodreads.com: One morning ten years ago, the town of Twin Rivers changed forever when the body of Tyler Washington was found in the woods. Son of the mayor, star of the high school basketball team – his death struck right at the heart of this tight-knit community.

For Olivia Hall, Tyler’s death heralded the start of her own personal nightmare – her twin brother, Ethan, was arrested for Tyler’s murder. Ten years later, Ethan is still in jail. Olivia is convinced he is innocent, and now, a true crime podcast has taken up his case.

As the podcast digs deeper, secrets, lies and shocking revelations are all uncovered. For the first time, Olivia dares to hope that Ethan may be set free. But if he didn’t kill Tyler, who did? And how far will they go to keep their secrets safe?

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My Rating: 2 stars out of 5

When I originally requested this book, it was under the title The Killer You Know, and was set to be released on July 12, 2019. But at time of this posting, it appears the publishing company has not only changed the name to Innocent or Guilty, but the publication date has also been pushed back to September. 

Hopefully, the pushed back publication date means that this book is in the process of getting an overhaul. This book was almost painfully predictable with characters that seemed one dimensional, and a plot that was frankly, full of holes. Honestly, I am all for a well written novel with believable police cover-ups, but this contained none of that. 

Witnesses withholding important information, evidence that was hearsay and circumstantial at best, entire chunks of pertinent information withheld - and it took someone a decade to realize it? I just wasn't buying this. Nor did I care for the sudden way that the book ended. There was no closure, and as a reader I was left with more questions than answers. 

DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary copy of this novel in exchange for my honest review. This has not affected my review in any way. All thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are 100% my own.

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                        The Killer You Know is available from Amazon.com

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