Book Review: It Ends With Her

Title: It Ends With Her

Author: Brianna Labuskes

Format: Kindle Edition

Published: 2018

I hate to admit it, but, I am really starting to love reading books on the Kindle app.  Don’t get me wrong, I still LOVE the feel and smell of books in my hand, however, Kindle is allowing me to have exposure to books I would never pick up in a book store myself.  Dare I say I even want to buy my own Kindle now?  Oh the person I have become…on to It Ends With Her!

This book will be released to the public on May 1st, but, I have the honor of being an Amazon Prime member and gained early first read access, YES!  This was a fantastically written thriller that I had read in 2 days.

We start out by meeting Clark Sinclair, special agent.  We then quickly meet her partner, Sam.  They are on the case of a serial killer, a serial killer who mocks them.  This serial killer always sends out clues and gives them a chance to find him and his hostage before he kills them.  They have failed three times and now he has sent clues again which means he has his fourth victim with him.

Clarke had moved to a desk job in a field office and was brought back when the killer left the message, “Catch me if you can, Clarke. Don’t worry, I won’t be gone for long.”  It took some convincing of Sam to get her back on the case but he was successful and here she is, hunting down this killer.

Clarke is really taking this case personal and is determined by any means necessary to stop this insane killer.  She goes and picks up a package in a small Texas town and is then greeted by a cell phone, from the killer, in her hotel room.  She has an assistant look up information about the cell phone and fails to tell Sam about where she went when she got the package and then again about having the phone.

Without giving too much again they eventually start to figure out more clues and end up in Pennsylvania.  They appear to be the same town as the killer and are up around the clock trying to decipher clues.  The ending caught me by surprise.  I thoroughly enjoyed the twist that someone who probably only reads thrillers would have been able to guess, but, for the casual thriller reader, was a complete surprise!

Overall, I give this book a 4.  It was solid and kept me turning the pages!  This book also provided interesting perspective as we saw things from Clarke’s perspective, the killer’s past, and the hostage’s perspective.  All together it made for an interesting thriller which left me on the edge of my seat!  If you plan to read this book or have already read it, let me know what you think!  Next week I will be reviewing my advance copy of Allison Pearson’s How Hard Can It Be, see you in a week!

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