Although this is a follow on from 30 Days in June, you could easily read this as a standalone I think it works just as well without the prior knowledge.
In addition to being an almost comedic murder/psychological thriller, I am Here to Kill You shines a bleak light on humanity as virtually every single character is a base, disappointing, self-obsessed and down right unpleasant human being, no one is capable of being faithful and no one seems to have any true or altruistic thoughts or intentions. That is not a village I would want to move to – or does it hold an accurate mirror up against humanity as a whole?
Am I overthinking it?
If it were a film it would certainly be a black comedy and I could easily see the temptress Sheena being played by someone like the character Julia Davis played in Nighty Night.
Always unsettling, occasionally creepy, generally uncomfortable – Christ Westlake certainly paints a strong picture of life in a sleepy little village. For what it’s worth, I think my favourite character was Bernard.
My thanks to Emma from Damp Pebbles and Chris Westlake for letting me be a part of the I Am Here To Kill You blog tour. #IAmHereToKillYouNovel @ChrisWestlake2 @damppebbles #damppebblesblogtours
The members of a local support group in a sleepy welsh town are captivated by the new arrival, Sheena Strachan. Each member of the group has a reason for attending. Some hide dark, sinister secrets, and for others it is the highlight of their week.
But what are Sheena’s motives for attending?
The group’s leader, Rose, unexpectedly stops attending meetings. She goes into hiding, and quickly becomes an outcast. And then she is arrested for her estranged husband’s murder. Did Sheena really have no involvement in his killing?
With Sheena at the helm, the group goes from strength to strength, both in numbers and commitment. But their behaviour is changing. No story is to leave the room. They trust nobody. Men are the enemy. The residents of the previously peaceful town start turning against each other. Was this Sheena’s plan all along?
One mystery, however, stands out more than all the others.
Who is here to kill who…?
I AM HERE TO KILL YOU is a compelling psychological thriller that explores the potential power and
devastation of manipulation.