James Martin has a wonderful life with his wife who was the love of his life until one horrible day when his wife’s jealousy went to far. Being involved in amateur theater James was around younger co-eds all the time and befriended one such young girl who was having relationship problems. When her life was threatened she ran to James and in the process of trying to save her his wife mistook the situation and stormed off only to be killed in a car accident.
Being lost without his beloved wife James was at a loss with how to proceed with his life. He went through the motions but nothing was bringing him joy. James tried dating but it really didn’t satisfy him at all. Soon James came up with a plan to lure a young woman to his home, the idea of having a life in his hands being the first to make him feel alive since his wife’s death.
Serial Killer Confessions: Just Friends is one of those books that maybe should have included a warning about the sex, language and violence involved. I was a bit hesitant to give this one a read seeing a lot of negative reviews but they seem to be centered around that content although I’m not sure what everyone was expecting with a book about a serial killer.
For me I think this was quite the creepy look into what would send an unassuming man over the edge and obtain the desire to kill. James was a rather creepy guy to follow in his mind. On the outside he’s the trusty older man that no one would ever suspect but inside is another story.
The book did start to drag a bit for me in the middle of the read. I think maybe it’s just getting over the shock factor involved in how easy it was it became a little repetitive with the situations. But otherwise the twisted tale that I expected it to be.
Overall, 3.5 stars, violence, sex and language involved, a twisted read inside the mind of a killer.
I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.