Sunday, December 14, 2014

Killer Within By Jeff Gunhus Book Review


Arnie Milhouse is a murderer. A millionaire with dozens of kills in his past and no one the wiser. But when his name surfaces in connection with the death of a D.C. call girl, Arnie knows it’s only a matter of time before the FBI puts the pieces together. As he makes plans to disappear and leave his life in Annapolis behind forever, he meets a beautiful, mysterious woman who takes an interest in him. The perfect final victim. He can’t believe his luck. 
Only luck has nothing to do with it. 

Allison McNeil has returned to Annapolis, a city that she promised herself she would never come back to, not while the cruel memories of her time at the United States Naval Academy still haunt her. But she’s willing to do just about anything to get close to Arnie, even if it means having to face down the demons of her past. Her plans work and soon she and Arnie find themselves locked in a dangerous dance of seduction and betrayal. But Arnie isn’t the only one who carries a secret and the dark truth about Allison McNeil makes a final confrontation between them inevitable. Neither of them know it, but they're on a collision course that only one of them will survive. 


Jeff Gunhus is the author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA fantasy series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active lifestyle in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with his kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel. 


The book: Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus is very well written. From the moment I read the first page, I was hooked with the story, the characters and the plot.

The characters are very well written and I like how their past experiences were told because from there, I understood why they became the person they were. I also like how the plot and story was developed because I kept thinking and guessing what will happen next.

I like how Arnie's character was portrayed and written because I felt like I was in a real criminal's mind. There was a part where Arnie was haunted by his late wife's voice and I think this was a huge factor to why he became a psycopath. He only cared for his son and I think his dual personality was intriguing.

Allison's character is also very well written and I love how strong and brave her personality is. I couldn't imagine myself being in her shoes so it's kind of exciting to see how she would deal with the situations that arised.

This is such a nice and intriguing mystery/suspense/thriller book. Reading it kept me at the edge of my seat the whole time.

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