Kill Sleep Repeat by Britney King Release: January 16, 2020 Genre: Psychological Thriller
𝙁𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙚𝙨𝙩𝙨𝙚𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙖𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙤𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙤𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 𝘼𝙛𝙛𝙖𝙞𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙃𝙀𝙍 𝙘𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙣𝙩𝙚𝙣𝙨𝙚 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙤𝙘𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙚𝙧, 𝙬𝙝𝙞𝙘𝙝 𝙛𝙤𝙡𝙡𝙤𝙬𝙨 𝙖 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙬𝙝𝙤, 𝙞𝙣 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙜𝙝𝙩 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙨𝙪𝙧𝙫𝙞𝙫𝙖𝙡, 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙞𝙯𝙚𝙨 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙟𝙤𝙗, 𝙢𝙖𝙮 𝙘𝙤𝙨𝙩 𝙢𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙣 𝙞𝙩 𝙥𝙖𝙮𝙨.
Several times a week, Charlotte Jones leaves suburbia behind and boards a chartered flight to parts unknown, where she wraps her hands around the necks of marks for just as long as she has to.
Then she goes back to domestic life with a paycheck, defense wounds, and the sense that she can handle anything.
Which is good, because being a wife, mother, and sociopath, with an insatiable taste for murder, gives the term work-life balance new meaning. When one life unexpectedly bleeds into the other, leading to a secret admirer and borderline insta-fame, Charlotte is forced to ask herself if she really can have it all.
Slick and unnerving, Kill, Sleep, Repeat is a cunning tale of deception and desire that begs the question: Do we ever really know people the way we think we do?
This cover looked amazing and I do love a good psychological thriller, the grittier the better, so I jumped at the opportunity to read this one for a bit of a release day blitz. It has a very slow, staccato start and really the choppiness remains throughout but about thirty chapters in a big twist is revealed and it got me excited. It picked up speed and made for a great plot line, but I never did connect with the delivery. I did enjoy the short chapters though because I can always plow through those! The staccato feel can be seen when she's on a plane here, then talking past tense about something she did next when you didn't even realize the plane had landed. When she's in a truck, then a hospital, then her husband is referring to a past tense fire, and I felt like I was trying to catch up in the aftermath of things and certain situations weren't as developed as I would have wanted. I loved the plot though. If it's wasn't for the portrayal and development of the characters the way they were done this would have been a five star read for me. The twists throughout were HUGE and made this book filled with fun reveals. There was only one twist that seemed like an afterthought that was a little too much for me. She had this huge twist revealed then almost like an afterthought added in a detail about the father and daughter that seemed like a cheap, easy add that didn't fit very well. The author did warn us that there were some very unlikable characters, but with that almost disgust towards these characters, it's hard to connect and/or care at all about them. The thing I did not like about this one though was the inconsistency. You hate your husband, dreading your scheduled sex and consistently giving no thought of having sex with any and everyone else, but then at the end try and act like you loved him and will miss him? Also the same feeling with her kids, and that's a harder one to swallow seeing a mom with such disregard towards her own offspring. A few other details like the mention of them as a couple having so many friends to always pick the kids up, but she doesn't even seem to fake being nice, so how did they have all this time and energy to make these friends to constantly carpool with. Lastly, the entire contradicting vigilantly feel to this piece. I immediately wanted to stop reading this book when she seems to have helped a friend with an issue and I began rooting for her, just for her to turn around and take out her friend? What was the point of helping her friend? At that point I just saw her as a selfish woman obsessed with killing and I just couldn't find a human thread to her to hold on to and root for because there was no justice in this piece.
Britney King lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, children, two dogs, one ridiculous cat, and a partridge in a pear tree.
When she's not wrangling the things mentioned above, she writes psychological, domestic and romantic thrillers set in suburbia.
Currently, she's writing three series and several standalone novels.
The Bedrock Series features an unlikely heroine who should have known better. Turns out, she didn’t. Thus she finds herself tangled in a messy, dangerous, forbidden love story and face-to-face with a madman hell-bent on revenge. The series has been compared to Fatal Attraction, Single White Female, and Basic Instinct.
The Water Series follows the shady love story of an unconventional married couple—he’s an assassin—she kills for fun. It has been compared to a crazier book version of Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Also, Dexter.
Around The Bend is a heart-pounding standalone, which traces the journey of a well-to-do suburban housewife, and her life as it unravels, thanks to the secrets she keeps. If she were the only one with things she wanted to keep hidden, then maybe it wouldn’t have turned out so bad. But she wasn’t.
The With You Series at its core is a deep love story about unlikely friends who travel the world; trying to find themselves, together and apart. Packed with drama and adventure along with a heavy dose of suspense, it has been compared to The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Love, Rosie.
The Social Affair is an intense standalone about a timeless couple who find themselves with a secret admirer they hadn’t bargained for. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, the novel explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. It is reminiscent of films such as One Hour Photo and Play Misty For Me.
Without a doubt, connecting with readers is the best part of this gig. You can find Britney online here: