Thursday, 6 November 2014

Killer Instinct (The Naturals #2) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.
Killer Instinct (The Naturals, #2)
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Seventeen-year-old Cassie Hobbes has a gift for profiling people. Her talent has landed her a spot in an elite FBI program for teens with innate crime-solving abilities, and into some harrowing situations. After barely escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie hopes she and the rest of the team can stick to solving cold cases from a distance.

But when victims of a brutal new serial killer start turning up, the Naturals are pulled into an active case that strikes too close to home: the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father—a man he’d do anything to forget. Forced deeper into a murderer’s psyche than ever before, will the Naturals be able to outsmart the enigmatic killer’s brutal mind games before this copycat twists them into his web for good?

With her trademark wit, brilliant plotting, and twists that no one will see coming, Jennifer Lynn Barnes will keep readers on the edge of their seats (and looking over their shoulders) as they race through the pages of this thrilling novel.

Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

My rating: 3.75 of 5 stars

Killer Instinct (The Naturals, #2)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Disney Book Group and NetGalley.)
The Naturals are back, and this time they’re interfering with an active murder case, where the killer seems to be copying the technique of Dean’s serial-killer father.
Who is the murderer? Why is he killing? And what connections does he have to Dean’s father?

This was a good murder/mystery story, with quite a few twists!

I liked the characters in this, and I liked how devoted to solving the case they were, even if only because it was a challenge! I also loved how brilliant Sloane was, her skills were really impressive, and I would love to have a mind like that!

The storyline in this was good, and I think I actually preferred it to the first book. I did expect a few more murders, but that wasn’t a big issue. I was desperate to find out who the killer was though and to find out his motivations! We were certainly kept guessing for a long time, and every time we thought we had the killer another twist would turn that discovery on its head!
There was a little touch of romance, and I didn’t really care for the love triangle.

The ending was good, and it was good to eventually find out who the killer was, and why they had done it!
Overall; good YA murder/mystery story,
7.5 out of 10

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