Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson

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Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson
Published by Berkley on August 16, 2022
Genres: Crime Fiction, Women's Fiction
Pages: 336

Heat Rating: three-flames

Audiobook Narrator: Lee Daniels
Audiobook Length: 9 Hours

Source: the publisher through NetGalley

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This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
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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.

Romance or Crime Thriller? Go in blind and you decide!

This book was so much fun to read! I read the blurb a couple months ago, but long ago forgot what it was going to be about. I just loved the title and the cover, and did remember that I enjoyed what the blurb said about it. So in I went. I love both romance and true crime, so I knew I couldn’t go wrong, and I was right!

There was a bit of a slow start, but it didn’t take long for things to pick up and for the story to catch my interest. I even cried and laughed a little. Any author that can pull those emotions out of me gets my attention on future books.


About Alicia Thompson

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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