‘I May Kill You’ by Keith Dixon

I May Kill You by [Dixon, Keith]


Serial killers are secretive animals. They keep their deeds to themselves and hope never to be found.

But there’s a new man in town—a killer who warns people in advance he’s going to kill them, then does it, in a variety of unusual, even bizarre, ways.

Ex-policeman Ben Buckland wants to catch this man not because he’s on the list … but because his 15-year-old daughter is. And that’s just not fair.

Especially when the killer has sent out warnings to several hundred people …



My Review

I have a little confession to make.  Although, I have read a couple of Keith’s books now and I have several others on my ever increasing ‘to be read’ mountain, I haven’t read them all yet.  However, now I have reminded myself of how fab an author Keith is, I can guarantee that his as yet ‘unread’ books will not be on that mountain for too much longer.  I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘I May Kill You’ but more about that in a bit.

It didn’t take me long to get into this story at all.  By the time I got to the end of the first twenty pages or so, I knew that I was going to be in for one hell of a read.  I was spot on too.  I was completely under this book’s spell from the moment I opened the front cover and began to read, until the moment I read the last word on the last page.  At times I had to literally prise the books out of my hand because I just couldn’t stop reading.  To say that ‘I May Kill You’ was addictive reading seems a huge understatement.   I would pick the book up only intending to read to fill the odd 10 minutes or so but I ended up reading for a lot longer than 10 minutes.  I seemed to race to the end of the book, which I had mixed feelings about.  Don’t get me wrong I was pleased to finish because it meant I knew how the story concluded but I was enjoying the author’s writing style, the characters and the storyline so much that I just wish the book had been longer.

‘I May Kill You’ is really well written.  The author grabs your attention with an eye catching synopsis and then draws you into the story from pretty early on.  Keith has one of those writing styles that is easy to get along with and easy to get used to.  I began to feel as though I was part of the story myself and that’s down to Keith’s realistic and extremely vivid descriptions.  I found Keith could ramp up the level of tension at the drop of a hat and I found that I was jumping at any little noise that I heard.

In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘I May Kill You’ and I would recommend it to other readers.  I will definitely be reading more of Keith’s work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek board is a very well deserved 4* out of 5*.

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