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Killers Among

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Lane swore never to be like her late mother. But now she too is a serial killer.

One difference remains, she only stalks and punishes the guilty.

The Strangler: While trailing a new serial killer of teenage girls dubbed “The Strangler”, Lane makes a terrible miscalculation and kills the wrong man. Now the family of the man she accidentally murdered is hunting the killer, and Lane is forced to cover her tracks by befriending them. Because everyone knows you keep your enemies closer.

The Suicide Killer: There’s a new killer in town, or is there? As Lane pieces together the recent suicides, the trail leads back to a retirement home. Therein lies the one person linked to all her secrets and the key to unlocking her past. But will breaking down her boundaries bring salvation or doom?

(Publisher's Note: Includes commissioned sketches of key scenes.)

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Published October 1, 2019

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S.E. Green

21 books363 followers
S. E. Green is the award-winning and best-selling author of young adult and adult books. She grew up in Tennessee where she dreaded all things reading and writing. She didn’t even read her first book for enjoyment until she was twenty-five. After that, she was hooked! When she’s not writing, she's usually traveling or hanging out with a rogue armadillo that frequents her backyard.

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547 reviews228 followers
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October 15, 2018
im SCREAMING!!! A third book to one of my favorite YA thriller series is happening so soon!!
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554 reviews2 followers
November 2, 2018
If you kill someone who deserves to die, is it murder or justice?

For teen serial killer, Lane, striving to be normal can’t stop her addiction ... stalking and killing deviants. Then one mistake forces her to grudgingly accept a sidekick and she has to decide if she can trust him or not.

I enjoyed the first two books in this series and S.E. Green does not let me down.

It’s exhilarating to follow Lane. She’s one tough chick who also has a soft side for her family — a stepdad, half brother and sister. When Lane has to be brutal, she’s gruesomely so and while it’s gulp-inducing there’s a secret thrill in watching her get away with it.

Cliffhanger ending so be prepared for another sequel, yay!

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252 reviews42 followers
October 6, 2018

*I was chosen by the author to be a beta reader. I received an advance ebook copy for review. All thoughts are completely honest and my own.*

FQ: "Incompetence is rewarded more often than not, and he’s about to win the gold medal in stupidity."

Lane is back! I was so excited about this book. While reading this book we saw the difference in Lane. She's a grown up so much from the first two books that she felt like a completely different character. This entire book kept me guessing and I didn't trust anything or anyone. Lane isn't the only character with a major development. I enjoyed the story immensely.

That being said, I felt the story was a bit slow to get to the point. New characters were introduced and I've yet to come to terms on how I feel about them.

Can't wait to reread the final copy!
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2,888 reviews28 followers
October 11, 2018
Man this only the 2nd book I was a beta for and I have to say that after rereading book one and two that this continuing story of Lane turning 18 and becoming an adult was one I was hoping for! There were a few things in it that seemed off to me. But that didn’t take enough away to make the book any less than 5 full stars. Everyone we have come to love was there as well as a few new characters that will blow you away.

I can not wait until the full ARC band then Finished copy comes out so I can see the changes the author made.

If you love Lane don’t miss this story and we’ll beware there’s one killer cliffhanger at the end!
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129 reviews2 followers
October 4, 2018
Wow! The third book in the series does not disappoint! Lane’s getting older and is facing new challenges. This one dives into a lighter side while also keeping her dark side alive and well. Watching Lane grow as a character is amazing because it’s completely relatable!!! I can’t wait to read more from this series!!!
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Author 3 books318 followers
January 15, 2019
“Life is supposed to be pretty routine, right? You graduate high school, work a summer job… help out at home, [and] get back into stalking…”

Lane has been trying to get back to what appears to be “normal” for a while now, if only she could shake off the annoyances of her family. Up until recently, all her kills have been warranted (e.i. her mother, her aunt, even her own copycat), but the last kills was purely accidental. Turns out that she killed the son of a District Attorney, who was ruthlessly known for putting away the bad guys. And the guy she killed was known as a vigilante on the hunt for a serial killer, who apparently has re-surfaced in the eyes of the public. Not only is Lane dealing with guilt over her latest kill, but she’s also following a killer’s trail to make him pay.

The idea of a killer-killing killer was just an ironic and clever twist. It’s something you usually don’t see every day.

Written in 1st person POV, story is a simple chronicle of a witty teen’s investigative hunt. I enjoyed her sharp and sarcastic mind along with her questioning morals on righteousness and normality.

“If things would’ve gone as planned, Scott might still be alive, I wouldn’t be on the Butler’s radar… and I wouldn’t be chasing a clock trying to beat the D.A. and her team in finding Teddy.”

Things become more complicated when a dead body turns up and Lane has to dispose it and protect someone’s identity. Story follows a series of strange events with secrets revealed in every corner.

Readers will be entranced by Lane’s time-ticking search, and, oddly enough, they will root for this killer-killing killer and her kind of justice, even if her justice was a little too violently graphic at times. Her heart may not be pure, but it bleeds for the innocent victims and secretly lurks beneath a load of wicked darkness. Her need to “re-balance and unbalanced world” was altruistic. However, was this true justice…or just a killer among? And who were the real monsters? Quick, easy, and captivating!
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5,557 reviews62 followers
June 18, 2019
Lane swore never to be like her late mother. But now she too is a killer. One difference remains—Lane only stalks and punishes the guilty.
But while trailing a new killer of teenage girls dubbed “The Strangler”, Lane makes a terrible miscalculation and kills the wrong man.
Now the family of the man she accidentally murdered is hunting the killer, and Lane is forced to cover her tracks by befriending them. Because everyone knows you keep your enemies close.
But are they really enemies? Lane isn’t so sure.
As the plot surrounding “The Strangler” tightens around her like a noose, for the first time Lane is tempted to trust someone with her darkest secrets. But will breaking down her boundaries bring salvation, or doom?

Lane is back and is now turning 18.
I love following the story of Lane. In this one we get to see her transitioning into adulthood.
I love how the story is written from her POV and we get to see into her thoughts and dilemas.
It's nice to see how the character has grown into herself more in this one as well.
If you have not read the first 2 you can still read this one as a standalone as there is some back story told but it won't spoil them if you wish to go back and read them afterwards.
I can't wait for the author to write more of Lane's story!!
Recommend reading.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
485 reviews17 followers
December 7, 2018
This was my first exposure to this series, and it really does read well as a stand-alone novel. There is enough background information revealed that I didn't feel lost in the plot (although I expect I probably missed out on some of the finer points of character development).

There are a lot of really strong points about this book. The characters are all intriguing and well-developed - there were a couple I would have liked to have learned more about, but I anticipate that they may reappear in future installments. The pace moves along quickly - it's a fast read, and very entertaining. Since this is part of a series, there are some loose ends, but I expected that and I feel that the author made good choices in determining what to leave open-ended.

Some errors were noticeable and got on my nerves: comfortableness/uncomfortableness (should be comfort/discomfort), conscious (should be conscience), homonym mix-ups (e.g. too/to), and some weird punctuation.

All in all, this was a very good read and I'm definitely interested in reading more about these characters!

I received a copy of this book through Voracious Readers Only.
62 reviews
November 30, 2018
Decided to choose something completely out of my normal range from Voracious Readers Only as the description was intriguing. For a young adult novel, it's quite engaging and flows quickly, leaving you constantly curious, which is a hard task. I had no idea where the plotline would go at times and I was quite surprised at some of the descriptions that seemed more adult than young, so to speak, but were very neatly handled. All in all, it was a fast, entertaining read, even for someone outside the age range and I would highly recommend her as an author. If you are out of the age range, however, I would add that the facility with which the killer accomplishes the work, and the judgment behind it, is not exactly realistic, but the constraints for the genre are different and the author fulfills them well!
5 reviews1 follower
January 13, 2020
I would recommend this book to anyone that has time on their hands and is wanting to read a murder book and is willing to read for a while at a time. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone that is looking for a quick read and to anyone that plans on only reading a little bit at a time. I liked how the author worded certain parts due to the fact that if they would’ve worded it like a normal part in the book, it wouldn’t have fit that part in the book as good and would’ve confused the reader. Another thing that the author did that I liked is that they made it so that you wanted to keep reading, even when your teacher tells you to stop. Something that the author could’ve done better is that they could’ve made some parts, they decided to drag some things out that didn’t need to be. Another thing that the author could’ve done better was at the end of the chapter they could’ve made it kind of fit in with the beginning of the next chapter due to the fact that they didn’t have certain names or main ideas for the chapters, they were just numbered.
175 reviews3 followers
January 26, 2019
Received a complimentary copy of this novel through Voracious Readers Only in exchange for an honest review.
Although this is the third in the series it can be read alone as Lane does explain a little of the back story, although not enough that it doesn’t dampen the enthusiasm for reading the previous instalments.
It’s a very readable novel, the plot is not overly complicated, a teenage girl rights the wrongs by killing criminals who the justice system lets slip through the net, rather like a juvenile “Dexter”.
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97 reviews
November 24, 2018
A sociopath with both a conscience and capable of real meaningful love. Thanks to the author and Voracious Readers Only I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Being the first in the series that I have read, all I can say is that I am literally dying to read books 1 and 2. Fast paced, humorous and action packed, Lane is my kind of anti-hero. Kudos to SE Green, on both the writing style and ability to keep the pages turning. Thank you!!!
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7,445 reviews47 followers
June 27, 2019
Killer Among by S. E. Green is a wonderful story that I loved read very much. This is story is a thriller and suspense in it and I was on the edge of my seat cause I just could not put it down till I finished it so now I can not wait for the next book to come out. I highly recommend this story to everyone who loves reading about thrillers and suspense stories then you will love this one.

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11.5k reviews51 followers
August 4, 2019
she swore she would never be like her mother but she became a killer like them. She only goes after those who are guilty until one day she makes a mistake and kills an innocent man. Now she needs to get close to them to stop them finding out. Will she be found out?.What if she is? See what will happen to her

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Profile Image for Lisa.
259 reviews12 followers
December 24, 2022
Some slight editing errors

But others than that, this was a really great series. The characters that were supposed to be likable, were, and the ones who were the antagonists were wonderfully written as well.

I think my favorite character, though, was Daisy. I kind of thought there was more to her than she was originally portrayed to be. In fact, I hope the series picks up with her as the (or one of the) main characters.
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2,587 reviews28 followers
June 18, 2019
An incredibly engrossing thriller that compares to watching a scary movie - no, the book is always better. These thrillers would make great movies though! A compelling read with tons of action, wonderful characters except for, you know, the bad ones. Overall, this is a fabulous thrill ride.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
December 1, 2018
Awesome! a fast-paced page turner that keeps going and going! So looking forward to more!

Fans of the TV show Dexter and the author CJ Lyons will probably love this book.

I received a free copy of this book from the author through Voracious Readers Only in exchange for my honest review
Profile Image for Colton White.
16 reviews
January 21, 2019
This novel stands a read alone, which is good because it's where i started, it drew me in right away telling a story of a seemingly normal teenage girl, family, job, planning on college, boyfriend, best friend. Normal.
698 reviews4 followers
June 16, 2019
Another fantastic book from author S. E. Green. I just can't read enough of these books. Applauds to the author.

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1,827 reviews39 followers
February 24, 2020
These pages are filled with everything I crave in a psychological thriller - twists, turns, shocking moments and a continual rush of emotional adrenaline! I didn't want to put my Kindle down! This series just keeps getting better. I hope there is MUCH more of Lane's story to come!
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Author 38 books527 followers
February 9, 2019
I loved the first two books, something about this one wasn't as dazzling for me. I still love the characters, but the plot was a little lacking for me. Will I continue the series? Totally.
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23 reviews
May 10, 2019
I’m in love with Lane’s character development and wish only for more of her life to be told on paper. Hopefully another book will come out soon?!
26 reviews
November 23, 2020
The twist and turns

Wow gets better and better. One of those books that is a easy read and keeps you wondering what will happen next.
November 21, 2021
Awesome As Always!

These books were just as wonderful as all of her others! I’m never disappointed reading her work. Definitely recommend, too good to put down!
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