I received this book for free from Blackstone Audio in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Killer WIthin by S. E. Green
Length: 7 hours
Published by Blackstone Audio, Simon Pulse Pages: 304
Source: Blackstone Audio
Narrator: Emily Woo Zeller
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In the heart-pounding sequel, teen vigilante Lane must face the secrets and unexpected consequences that arise in the wake of her first kill.
It’s been three months since the sadistic Decapitator’s demise, and Lane feels both closer to and more alienated than ever from her united, grieving family. Haunted by conflicting memories, she resumes the role of Masked Savior vigilante—but her heart just isn’t in it. For Lane now knows the rush of deeper thrills. Darker thrills. And a growing part of her wants to revisit its seductive power.
To Lane’s chagrin, the Masked Savior inspires its own fan site, where groupies gather online to praise, document, and debate each delivered act of justice. But then one of Lane’s secret admirers becomes a cunning copycat, assaulting the defenseless with escalating violence. And Lane suspects someone is spying on her, edging closer to making contact-someone who knows her secrets.
Will Lane be able to stop the copycat and keep her identity protected? Or will she give in to the thrills that tempt her? Because as her life continues to unravel, the revelations shake Lane to her core.
Killer Within is the second book in the Killer Instinct series and although I enjoyed it I just don’t think it was as good as the first one.
What I thought of this book.
Killer Within takes place a little bit after what happened in the first one. It didn’t take me long to remember what happened in Killer Instinct and the fallout over what Lane discovers about her family. I don’t know if I can talk about this with out some spoilers from the first book so read at your own risk!
Lane was the Masked Savior, a vigilante in Killer Instinct and it was a rush to bring justice to those who have wronged others. After the end of the first novel she hasn’t been to keen on being that person even though the feelings are still there. Though someone else has decided to take up where she left off, but this person isn’t doing the MS any good. Whom ever it is he/she is giving the MS a bad name.
So Lane has to try and figure out who it is because she doesn’t want to get blamed for anything that this copy cat has been doing. Along the way she finds out more about her mother and how twisted she was and that she also has an aunt who was like her mother. Lane is learning that she was being groomed to be like her mother. She is also afraid that maybe her mother had gotten to her sister Daisy as well.
Lane has to do what ever she can to protect her name, find a copy cat, and make sure her sister is normal.
I was pretty sure I know who the copy cat was but there was one person that did take me a little by surprise.
Lane is an interesting character, she is like a Dexter in training..lol. She has had these urges since she was young, but she only just starts remember things from when she was young. It’s these things though that are triggered in her the older she got and she needs the adrenaline that comes with being the Vigilante. She knows it’s bad and after the fallout in book one she really is trying to be better, especially now that she knows more.
I can’t wait to see what is going to happen next with Lane and if her sister has been affected by anything.
Emily Woo Zeller did a decent job with this but her male voices just are not very good. Over all though she did okay.
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- Summer COYER