The Killing Type
ATWISTED TALE FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF MY HUSBAND'S WIFE AND BLOOD SISTERS - THE PERFECT TRAIN-RIDE READ
Susie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong.
But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surel...more
Sisters Susie and Danielle have never hit it off, but how they end up marrying the same man, and someone ends up dead, I’m not saying! Be assured though, there are some nasty twisted characters, and some equally devious plotting here folks!
The Killing Type is a free short story from Jane Corry and boy does she pack in a lot, in 50 pages. Jane is a master of plot twists and surprises and this story has a few good ones.
Danielle and Susie are sisters, very close in age, (Irish twins) – 14 months apart. They are both very different in looks and personality with Danielle being prettier and outgoing while Susie is quiet, contemplative and a writer. “Rose Red and Snow White.”There is a thread of jealousy and they have drifted apart ...more
Danielle and her sister, Susie, have quite the tale to tell here. They have been raised by a doting mother and are products of a non-existent father who has been out of the picture for years. Both girls seem to compete for all the oxygen in the room.
That pretty much sums it up......until Danielle marries Simon. Ol' Simon, according to our girl Danielle, is trying to do her in. Enter: Susie who may or may not be on Danielle's side.
The Killing Type almost killed me wi ...more
It's gripping and dark.
Everything worked so well.
It's short but that's what it is!
The characters were really interesting.
I would have loved it more if Simon's character was a bit detailed.
The plot is good.
Who murdured who and why were explained and the motive too. But I still don't understand why both sisters had to go to that length of committing a crime together.
Seriously, the darkness of it all worked really well with the writing style.
Looking forward to more work by th ...more
Danielle and Susie are sisters,!only 14 months separate them but they are not close and are like chalk and cheese.
Danielle asks to meet her sister regarding her husband Simon, who she thinks is trying to kill her. After several accidents and a car crash as her brakes were tampered with, she turns to Susie for help. Unfortunately Susie tells the police that her sister is melodramatic and she does not believe her. The case is ...more
I would like to thank NetGalley and Penguin Books for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
In this short story, Danielle reaches out to her sister, Susie, and says she wants to talk to her about Susie’s husband, Simon.
But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but he wouldn't hurt her? Susie tells her sister that Simon is trying ...more
While this was a twisty short story about two sisters and the man they (love ha!?) One sister thinks her husband is trying to kill her but the other sister tells the police she is making it up. Then the second sister wounds up with him..did not really get into the story all that much.
It's a good premise. And I like short stories. But there was to much put in to justify being so short. Twist after twist after twist in a story that takes under an hour to read. It was to much for m ...more
Susie swears up and down that Simon is trying to kill her. Danielle may not like Simon, but she doesn't see him as a killer, either.
Some months later, Susie is in a car accident. She's lucky no one was badly hurt but she's screaming to the cops that her husband has tinkered with her brakes. While at the police station, ...more
This short story is about two sisters: Jane and Danielle. Both are considered very different in looks and personality. Danielle being bolder, more outgoing, an aspiring actress. Susie in contrast is quieter and a writer.
Danielle married a well to do banker named Simon, which only spurred on the jealousy between the sisters. Someone in this book ends up being the killing type. Can you guess who?
I went in knowing this was a short story, but I was surprised at just how short of ...more
Susie and her sister Danielle have never been very close and are now barely on speaking terms. So when Susie receives a message out of the blue from her sister begging to meet. Susie knows something must be wrong.
Susie is shocked when Danielle informs her that she is ...more
This is one of the best short stories I'm truly impressed that such a compelling story with amazingly clever twists was ...more
A fun, intriguing amusing short story, that’s deliciously devious, with a satisfying conclusion. Fans of Jane Corry will get a kick out of it! Also includes a sneak peek of Corry’s upcoming novel ‘The Dead-Ex’. Free to download for kindle. Enjoy!
A tale of 2 sisters and one husband and what the 3 got up to and why one of them is dead
No real shakes here, wasn’t long enough for that but fairly inoffensively not bad
I would LOVE to see The Killing Type become a novel. It was engrossing and gripping but I needed more! I love all of Jane Corry’s books and this short story is no different!
Thank you to Netgalley, Jane Corry and Penguin Publishers for the opportunity to read The Killing Type.
While trying to convince Danielle that Susie is in harms way it appears the actual person in the way is Simon....
Is someone lying? Who is telling the truth? Who should we believe?
One of the problems I've always had with short stories is the pressure the author is put under because it's so short. They have to hit the mark and be spot on or else it crumbles.
For me this was just ok but I do love Jane Cor ...more
It jumps from one day to four weeks later then four months later and on, there was no flow or anything to connect them. Just some different chapters tossed in with so many missing parts of a story.
I didn’t care for it at all.
Despite the 14 month age difference Danielle and older sister Suzie never got along as kids, they were as different as chalk and cheese. As adults Suzie was a journalist hoping to get into the nationals some day. Danielle was an actress until she stopped work after marrying wealthy banker Simon King
One day Danielle sent a text to Suzie asking to meet. Four weeks later Danielle had a car crash and told the ...more
This short story follows Susie and her sister, Danielle, who have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong. But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely wouldn't hurt her? Then th ...more
After a car accident, when the brakes fail, things take a turn for the worse and nobody will believe that Simon intends to harm her. Then Simon dies.
There are some excellent twists to this story but sadly it is rather disjoi ...more
Let's be honest, this is another device for authors to advertise their novels. I've read and reviewed half a dozen this year already where a short story/novella is followed by an extended extract from their latest book. This twisted tale is good, but I'd much rather read the novel and get this short story added as a bonus. Too much to ask?
This was an excellent super short story that grabbed my attention from the first sentence and never let me go. My complaint is it was way too short. I wanted more. There is snappy dialogue between two sisters. Danielle and Susie are known to their mother as Danielle being like Rose Red and Susie being like Snow White. This was so interesting and fast paced that I believe this is the shortest story that I have ever read.
Two sisters who scheme and do the unthinkable. ...more
A very quick story that is easy to read. I love Jane Corry's writing style and hope that this will become a full length novel with perhaps some further twists down the line. I was gripped from the first page, and I loved both the twists (although I saw one coming). Another author to watch out for.
‘Because the truth is that there is no such thing. Every one of us - however innocent we look - is capable of doing terrible things in certain situations! ✨
A sh ...more