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True Crime by Samantha Kolesnik
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it was amazing

So you have probably already heard about this one on Instagram especially or maybe Twitter? Well, the hype is real. This book is the real deal, and I didn't want to put it down. It's a novella, so I probably could have just read it in a single sitting, but of course adulting always tends to get in the way. But when I was able to have some reading time this one reaches out and grabs you by the throat and won't let you turn away. And you will want to turn away. You will want to put it down and catch your breath, but you won't. You will just keep turning pages.

I'm fascinated by psychology and what makes a person do the things they do. What makes a person deviant? What causes most people to feel sick at the idea of killing another person, and some people to have a compulsion to kill? The nature vs nurture debate comes up time and again, and I tend to think that maybe there is a little bit of both at play, but I definitely think that lack of a loving and safe environment as a child can definitely play a large part in making a person a killer.

In TRUE CRIME Suzy and her brother live in a nightmare household that has only continued to worsen since she was born. It seems that Suzy takes the brunt of her mother's abuse. These were some of the hardest parts to read, so when Suzy snaps, it's almost a relief. She leaves the house she grew up and suffered in behind, and takes to the road with her brother Lim. As they travel people cross their paths, and Suzy and Lim leave a body count in their wake. Things escalate until they are forced to stop their murder spree. But can Suzy ever live a normal life?

I seriously can't recommend this novella enough. Horror fans need this. It's a brutal and unflinching story about psychotic siblings that will leave you gasping for air and wanting to look away. But you won't look away because you can't. This book demands your attention in a way that the best books do.
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Reading Progress

January 7, 2020 – Started Reading
January 7, 2020 – Shelved
January 12, 2020 – Finished Reading

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