Written by Susan Gee
Kirsten Green is my best friend.
Kirsten Green has gone missing.
I killed Kirsten Green.
Seventeen-year-old Hayley Reynolds is unwanted at home, and an outsider at school. Pushed away by her best friend Kirsten Green, she makes a deliberate, chilling decision – if Kirsten can’t belong to her, then she won’t belong to anyone…
DI Beverley Samuels has the body of a schoolgirl on her hands – a murder that brings back the hauntingly painful memories of the case she’s tried so desperately to forget. There’s something deeply disturbing about this crime – and yet with little hard evidence it’s up to her to decide who she will believe…
Kiss Her Goodbye is a dark psychological crime novel featuring a brilliantly manipulative psychopath – and with a shock ending that is the best twist of 2018!
Loved the twist! It just seemed to take a long time to get there …
When Kirsteen Green rebuffs Hayley Reynolds’ friendship, her life comes to an abrupt end. Shockingly, Hayley continues with her day-to-day life as if nothing has happened.
The case of missing girl Kirsteen lands on the desk of DI Beverley Samuels, and right away she has the feeling that it isn’t going to end well. Bringing back memories of a similar previous case which has haunted her ever since, Beverley vows not to let this one go the same way. But is that experience interfering with this investigation?
This is a very different kind of read; a psychological thriller where we are inside the mind of both the killer and the investigating officer. The thought that there are teenagers around like Hayley is, quite frankly, terrifying. DI Samuels isn’t as detached an officer as she should be and the result is a book that makes you wonder where it’s going to end up. The ending, when it comes, is startling and shocking! I certainly didn’t see that coming!
Although the conclusion was gratifying, the story itself doesn’t seem fully plausible. I’m a bit of a purist and very little rang true about Beverley Samuels’ investigation. Whilst the finale is certainly stunning, I’m just not sure about the methods – or lack of them – which led us there. Perhaps I read too many crime thrillers involving official methods!
My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley and for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: psychological thriller
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1649 KB
- Print Length: 486 pages
- Publisher: Aria
- Publication Date: 18 September 2018
- Purchase Links: Amazon UK
- Amazon US
- Google Play
Meet the Author
Susan Gee was a finalist in the Daily Mail Write a Bestseller Competition as well as a finalist in The Good Housekeeping fiction competition. This is her first novel.