Review: Deadly Waters by Dot Hutchison

Print Length: 302 pages
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer (September 1, 2020)

From  Florida journalism undergrad Rebecca Sorley is like any other college student. She tries to keep up with her studies, her friends, and her hot-tempered roommate, Ellie, who regularly courts trouble with the law.

When a male student’s remains are found in alligator-infested waters, the university warns students to stay away from the reptiles. But then a second body shows up, and the link is undeniable. Both men belonged to the same fraternity and had a reputation for preying on and hurting women.

Ellie has previously threatened to kill men who don’t take no for an answer. Rebecca and her friends thought Ellie was kidding. But now a vigilante killer is roaming campus—someone who knows how to dispose of rapists. Someone determined to save female students from horrible crimes.

With each passing day, those who know Ellie become more convinced she’s responsible. But if she is, stopping her might not be in everyone’s best interest…


My Rating: 1 star out of 5

I loved The Butterfly Garden, and the subsequent books in that series so I was super stoked when I saw that this author had a new release out. It started off strongly enough, and the author draws the reader in through the eyes of the killer without giving away their identity. As with her other books, there is a strong writing style and attention to detail that should be commended. 

However... other than that, this book didn't seem like it was by the same author at all. Where the other ones had characters you could care about - this one was solid man hating. To the point where the vitriol being spewed overshadow all other aspects of this book, which was a shame because I think at the core, the author had a good idea. 

I tried hard to get into this one, but it just wasn't for me.  

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