When an old friend appears on Emily Caine’s doorstep one night, her quiet world is about to change forever. ‘Love, Sex & Murder Shows’ by Kelly Banks is a heady and sultry mix of crime fiction, thriller and romance.
The countless hours spent in front of detective and true crime shows prepare Emily well for the events that unfold after Callie, an old friend from school, appears on her doorstep one Friday evening. Having left her gangster husband, Callie and Emily embark on a brief and fiery affair, an awakening for Emily that leads to her seeing the onscreen violence she’s familiar with, enter into her reality.
The book gradually builds in tension, and Emily’s character becomes darker and more sinister as the story goes on. She claims at the beginning she is a “slave to her emotions” but by the end of the book I noticed the “disconnect” she was so fascinated by in the serial killers she watched. This was an interesting and certainly entertaining book, with action and tension of all kinds to keep you turning the page. The fallen angel referenced in the synopsis is reflected in the structure of the story, with Emily’s relationship with Callie being the catalyst to her falling into a darker world with the personality to match.
'Love, Sex & Murder Shows' is an entertaining read full of thrills and twists that you may not expect with an additional adult edge.
INSIDE HER, SOMETHING DARK HAS BEEN GROWING...
Emily Caine leads a quiet life.
At the end of a long week, all Emily wants to do is curl up on her sofa and watch some true crime.
Nothing beats corn chips and murder shows.
When an old school friend pays a visit, Emily begins a journey of sexual awakening that leads to the world of crime and murder she’s come to know so well.
There’s about to be one less angel in Los Angeles.
|Publication date:||10th February 2022|
|Publisher:||Paper Street Publishing|
|Primary Genre||Crime and Mystery|
Closing date: 31/07/2022