Review: The Killing Type by Jane Corry

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The Killing Type by Jane Corry | Rating: ★★☆☆☆

As a note, a copy of this novel was sent to me via NetGalley by the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not effect my opinions in any way.

This short story just wasn't for me. I almost didn't finish it but I have a mad amount of respect for Jane Corry. I came across her work on accident but it was definitely one of those deliriously delicious and happy accidents. I love a good thriller and Corry provides readers with some of the best. There's a reason why her work is such a hit but The Killing Type was, sadly, not one of the many reasons.

Maybe it's less of the fact that The Killing Type is bad (it, on many levels, is not a bad story) and more of the fact that I am just not all that keen on short stories. Corry is one of my favourite authors in the genre but much like with my luke-warm reception of Gillian Flynn's short story The Grown-Up, this story didn't do much at all for me.

In-fact, I desperately wanted to both like and finish The Killing Type. In terms of premise, I adored it! I find the psychological elements, and the relationship between sisters, featured in it to be utterly engaging. Especially after having read Blood Sisters. But, it felt... underwhelming and not unlike a jagged puzzle piece trying to fit into a spot that it just didn't belong. I think that The Killing Type could have been a good story--if it was a full length novel.

However, the simple fact of the matter is that this was not my cup of tea. If you are a die-hard fan of Corry, and if you adore short stories, you will devour this in the blink of an eye. I have a feeling that one opinion will be universal: this needs to be a full-length novel ASAP. I'm serious, Corry, I'm not opposed to begging on my knees for more!

Overall, it didn't quite live up to its potential but it also wasn't a horrendous read.

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