BOOK REVIEW: HOW TO KILL MEN AND GET AWAY WITH IT BY KATY BRENT

3.5 OUT OF 5 STARS

It feels weird to say this but I thought this was a wickedly satisfying read. I wouldn’t say it was light or highly plausible in the criming-and-getting-away-with-it aspect, but it wasn’t really demanding of much brain power which made it feel light in a way when paired with Kitty’s flighty ‘It Girl’ commentary. I can see why Dexter vibes are referenced here, very punish the guilty that escape consequences via brutal vigilante justice, but definitely missing the stark realism of the gross amount of effort that went into the whole not getting caught thing. I’m confident it will strike a cord with women that is all too familiar. It did for me, twofold because I’m a woman with a daughter. Kitty kinda embodies a fair amount of us women that are sick of feeling like prey for male entitlement. There’s just something so devilishly satisfying about how she uses their wickedness against them. She gains her advantage from their misdeeds and it’s hard not to champion that. Then, like Dexter, you get to feel a bit strange about applauding a murderer, even if the target is scum. This book is very of it’s time with social media, influencers and the #metoo movement all coming into play. The inclusion of it, along with Kitty’s wry sense of humor give a welcome balance to some of the previously mentioned heavier material. All in all a snappy little villainous read for fans of dark humor and vigilante-esq behavior.

I received an ARC of this book from HQ Digital via NetGalley and this is my honest review.

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