"This twisted, twisting serial killer page-turner turns the tables on male predators in outrageous, darkly comic style."
With a killer concept and whip-smart-witty style and tone, Katy Brent’s How to Kill Men and Get Away With It is a darkly twisted page-turner. Centred around the unfulfilled life of a super-wealthy young influencer, it engages with the #MeToo movement in devilish style as it presents a gruesomely comic, macabre revenge story — think Killing Eve meets My Sister the Serial Killer meets Promising Young Women meets Why Women Kill.
Thanks to her great grandfather founding Collins’ Cuts, “the reconstructed meat products you see in every freezer and supermarket in the country”, devoted vegan Kitty Collins is “stupidly rich”, with little to do besides posting on Insta and attending launch parties. With a troubled backstory, and while finding her life unsatisfying in the extreme, Kitty attracts the attention of a sick online stalker. Then there’s the charmer who follows her home from a bar and tells her, “I could do you right now. That would teach you a lesson for being an ungrateful slag.”
More fool him, for Kitty fights back and accidentally does him serious damage. And so begins a killing spree spurred by a sense of justice (“Because of me, one less woman will lie awake wondering what she did wrong. Wondering why she wasn’t enough”), and motivated by finding new meaning in her empty life (“It’s like I’m finally doing something more meaningful than just posting photos of myself online”).
With a succession of gasp-inducing twists and reveals, plus a flurry of love, How to Kill Men and Get Away With It is outrageously gruesome, and devilishly funny with it.
|Primary Genre||Thriller and Suspense|