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Killer Within

(Killer Instinct #2)

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3.95  ·  Rating details ·  721 ratings  ·  115 reviews
IT'S BEEN THREE MONTHS since the sadistic Decapitator’s demise, and Lane feels both closer to and more alienated than ever from her 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 their ...more
Hardcover, 297 pages
Published May 19th 2015 by Simon Pulse
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S.E. Green
Dec 30, 2014 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Warning: this series is not for the faint of heart.

I have read pages upon pages of information on killers and violent crimes. A myriad of facts indeed. Some perpetrators came from extremely violent childhoods. Others from seemingly loving homes. Some had psychological issues, while others experienced some sort of trauma. The scariest thing to me is that serial killers blend well. There could be one living right next door to you and you would never know.

When I decided to write the KILLER INSTINCT
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KPKnupp
Dec 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Killer Within is a heart-pounding thrill ride. If you loved the first one, and I'm sure you did, you're going to love this second installment. It keeps you at the edge of your seat the entire book with the mystery. I'm infatuated with the story of Lane and her family I cannot wait to read more! Hopefully there will be another! Fingers crossed. Truly one of my favorite series! It keeps you guessing until the very end then leaves you in awe and CRAVING more.
Take Me Away To A Great Read
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5

Killer Within by S.E. Green
Killer Instinct, #2
Publisher: Simon Pulse
(An imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division)
Publication Date: May 19, 2015
Rating: 5 stars
Source: Advanced Reviewer Copy provided by publisher

I would like to thank Simon Pulse for sending me an early ARC of Killer Within for an honest review.

Killer Within was a gut wrenching, roller-coaster, suspense ride. I did not see many of the twists and turns coming in S.E. Greens highly anticipated follow-up t
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Dylan
Nov 11, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I found this to be very predictable (saw it coming very on in the book), writing still wasn't stellar, but it was a fun, freaking time overall, and that's what I was expecting.
Roxanne
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-library
Knowing that there are no other books makes me want to mark it down some as I am not sure that I really thought the ending was great for wrapping up the story. However, it was good and I enjoyed it a lot so I will leave it alone for now.
Jennifer Coffman Love
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for this sequel. The first book had some great twists and turns. I'm sure this one will, too!

Finally!!! I read it. I always suspected a certain someone was involved. I was right, but not about how they were involved and very sadly the person doesn't survive. I hate when characters I really like don't survive, but alas that's part of the story.
This story is full of mystery. I really enjoyed it. I can't wait for #3.
Dayla
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5/5

I'm really enjoying this series! I loved that this showed Lane's humanity more and that she's not always perfectly prepared for everything. I also loved that this read like a season of Dexter--so much was going on!

Much like the first book, that ending surprised me (in one aspect). I look forward to the next book!

Happy reading!
Kari
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: audiobook, 2019
This is the follow up to Killer Instinct. Definitely avoid reading this one if you haven't read the first book. There are major spoilers here. I didn't like this one as much as the first one. I was able to figure out the twist in the end. I think I would have been better off leaving Lane where she was at the end of the first book.
Jennifer Girard
May 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
This series completely sucked me in. It's so quick to read and very entertaining.
Michelle
Jun 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review-on-blog, own
**You can see this full review and more at Book Briefs: http://bookbriefs.net** 

Killer Within is the second book in the young adult Killer Instinct series by S.E. Green. I really liked the first book, and the second book is even crazier. There is so much going on in this book and I am going to try my best to describe this book without spoilers, but it picks up right after the events of the first story, which is a huge spoiler in and of itself. So if you are new to the series, you might be better
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Austin
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Killer Within was a more than satisfactory continuation of Lane's story, an atypical seventeen year-old girl who has many dark secrets waiting to be revealed and countless lies to be unraveled. Lane carries the weight of the world on her young shoulders, and is forced to hide the persisting guilt and pain that she is constantly facing on all fronts. While Lane struggles with how she perceives herself and tries to come to terms with what she has done, her family takes one fumbling step at a time ...more
Tricia
ARRRRRRRRGGGGH!!!!!!!!! She is so frustrating! After finishing the book on a very confused note, I was ecstatic to hear there was a sequel to clear things up. Right? Haha, nope. This book was basically a clone of the first book. Same kisses, same conversations, same(sort of) villains. I know if she told her family the truth about her mother it would ruin them, but can't she at least tell someone? So they can make sure no other evil females are out there? Like maybe her secret, murderous, evil fu ...more
Julia França
Sep 21, 2015 rated it liked it
Actual rating: 3,5 stars

It took me so long to get through the beginning of this book that I am actually surprised I finished it today. The second part was clearly more fast paced.

Lane is still disturbed, but now I've grown used to it. Or I've met Catalina.

I don't have more to say differently from my Killer Instinct's review. I love the genre, so I'm glad I read them, period.
Louisa
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book! Such a great sequel, lots of things were hard, but this was a really fantastic book! I would love a 3rd book or more!
Jenny Lee
Jan 16, 2018 rated it liked it
I mainly read this to finish up the series I began, and to get it off of my TBR shelf. I didn't much love the first book, and wasn't feeling an intense urge to get closure or see what happened next. But here I am.

This book picks up 3 months after Killer Within ends. With the death of the Decapitator ( the serial killer featured in the first book ) Lane feels more isolated and lost than ever.

Past characters remain in the book, while new ones are introduced to add a new mystery into the mix. Lan
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Paula  Phillips
Jul 11, 2018 rated it liked it
I have had this book sitting on my kindle for a while as I fell in love with the first book as it's like Dexter for the teen audience and with a female lead. At the end of the first book, we read as Lane killed the serial killer known as the Decapitator aka her mum. Of course, the rest of the world, think that her mum - the FBI agent was the last victim. Since that night, Lane has felt like she is losing her touch as she hasn't been able to kill anyone as when she gets close, she panics and free ...more
Tam
Feb 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book follows the fallout experienced and subsequent adventures moving forward by teenage serial killer, Lane, after the reveal of jaw-dropping and stunning secrets unveiled in the first book in this series, Killer Instinct. What a fantastic follow-up!
Karsyn
Jul 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really really good. Not quite as good as the first, knew more during this one, but it was still enjoyable.
Megan (ReadingRover)
Great second installment to the series. In this book Lane's Masked Savior inspires a fan site and copycat all leading to a lot of upset in her usually controlled life. Lane also begins to really take a look inside of herself and question her actions and motives. I felt like this book went a lot deeper into Lane's mind than the first and I really enjoyed that. There were a lot of twists and turns in the story too. Some were completely unexpected but a few were easy to figure out. I was able to gu ...more
Once
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
My girl Lane is back! Killer Within picks up after Killer Instinct ends, a few weeks after Lane killed The Decapitator. Though she doesn’t want to admit it, the killing of The Decapitator rattled her some, she hasn’t been fully aware of her surroundings, her sights are set on childish revenge, and things are just off.

So while Lane is off trying to get her groove back, someone is stealing her spotlight, well actually they’re stealing her identity. There’s a copycat masked savior, but he or she is
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Nyron Guerra
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book two of the series and it's just as good as the first one. I was not disappointed at all when reading this book. It was about this girl named Lane who tries to lead a double life, one as a normal teenager and one as the Masked Savior. It is a mystery book and it keeps you thinking, it has a spin and turn as soon as you think you figured it out. The series reminds me of something like Dexter.

I really liked this book and it's hard to think of what I disliked about it. It has a lot of
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Kelly Sierra
That was heart-pounding. Copy cat murders that point to Lane is the new issue for her. Trying to get back to normal after her mother's death, and subsequent secrets that unfolded in the first book, Lane just needs to kill. But suddenly everyone wants a piece of the masked crusader, and even an online fan club has been created. Lane at first is intrigued, but soon she's beyond intrigued when the media begins to cover acts of violence done by the masked crusader... except she never did any of thos ...more
Sandy Schmidt
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lane is trying to grieve with her family but feels isolated because only she knows the truth of the Decapitator and her mother's side-line. When she and her father separately receive condolence cards from the same person, Marji, Lane sets off on an investigative trail that is mind blowing! Throw in on-again/off-again with Zach, entry of Catalina (the daughter of the man heading the Task Force on the vigilante), Kyle, the changes in her sister Daisy, Tommy from the grief counseling group, and her ...more
Rebecca
Jul 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
An Awesome book. I actually liked this one better then the first book. The first one was good but reminded me to much of Dexter. This one lead Lane on her own path. The other characters are pretty great too. Poor lane really had no chance in how she turned out. I was very interested in what would happen and who would find out about Lane. I love Lane as a character and can't wait to see what happens next. I really hope their will be more books. I definitely recommend this book.
Clif Ramile
Feb 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Just Awesome!!! You never would expect it to end like that, and one very surprising character....never would have even considered that person, OMG....there had better be a 3rd in the works hopefully, maybe in the near future???
Diane Ferbrache
Lane thought her problems had ended with the death of the Decapitator in the first book, but NO! In this sequel to Killer Instinct, the action continues non-stop. What a great heroine, what a great mystery/suspense story for teens.
Dora
Dec 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Why!!! S. E. You got me again!!!!
Diana Graham
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
well, duh. i loved it.
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