Review: Kill, Sleep, Repeat by Britney King

January 22, 2020

Title: Kill Sleep Repeat
Author: Britney King
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release Date: January 16, 2020

๐™๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™š๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™จ๐™š๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™–๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ค๐™ง ๐™ค๐™› ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™Ž๐™ค๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก ๐˜ผ๐™›๐™›๐™–๐™ž๐™ง ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™ƒ๐™€๐™ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™ข๐™š๐™จ ๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™ฉ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™จ๐™š ๐™–๐™ฃ๐™™ ๐™™๐™š๐™–๐™™๐™ก๐™ฎ ๐™ฅ๐™ง๐™ค๐™ซ๐™ค๐™˜๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ง๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™š๐™ง, ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ž๐™˜๐™ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ก๐™ก๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™จ ๐™– ๐™ฌ๐™ค๐™ข๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ฌ๐™๐™ค, ๐™ž๐™ฃ ๐™– ๐™›๐™ž๐™œ๐™๐™ฉ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™จ๐™ช๐™ง๐™ซ๐™ž๐™ซ๐™–๐™ก, ๐™ง๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฏ๐™š๐™จ ๐™๐™š๐™ง ๐™Ÿ๐™ค๐™—, ๐™ข๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™˜๐™ค๐™จ๐™ฉ ๐™ข๐™ค๐™ง๐™š ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฃ ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฅ๐™–๐™ฎ๐™จ.

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?

Kill, Switch, Repeat is an intriguing thriller about a woman named Charlotte that leads a dark double life. Most people know her as a flight attendant, wife to her architect husband, Michael, and mother to her two beautiful daughters, Hayley and Sophie. Only a select few know Charlotte's true passion and secondary occupation involves ridding the world of it's most depraved pieces of shit by doing what she loves most, murdering them. 

Being an assassin ain't easy, but Charlotte is pretty damn good at it. For more than a decade, she's successfully kept her most profitable profession a secret from her family and the world at large. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time suddenly brings Charlotte into the public eye in a way she's never been before and complicates her life in ways she never could have anticipated. 

Britney King is an author I've had the pleasure of reading a few times before. What I love most about her storytelling is the way she puts you inside the minds of her crazy, complex characters. Her writing reminds me a lot of Caroline Kepnes in that way. If you've read You or Hidden Bodies by that author, then you know what I'm talking about. 

Kill, Sleep, Repeat is similar in tone to this author's previous work which is something I enjoyed. However, I believe this is the darkest, most gory book of hers I've ever read. That gave it serious bonus points for me. The description of the bloody acts of violence carried out by these characters painted a vivid picture of the scenes in my mind. This book will always stand out to me, because of that. 

I also love the way the author made me think about the differences between appearances and reality. Charlotte looks like your average wife and mother, but in reality, she's anything but. The timing of this read with an incident that happened in my own neighborhood made me think about that even more. 

Just this week, our neighbor's wife shot him in the back. They live in one of the nicest houses on the block on the biggest piece of property. They have nice cars and have always appeared to be down to earth, nice people everytime we've encountered them. You wouldn't think when you looked at them that their lives were anything less than suburban bliss, but your assumptions would obviously be wrong. 

Charlotte is such an interesting character because of her appearance vs. what she hides from most of the world. Her persona vs. who she is at her core. She is a cold blooded killer, but she's also a loving mother. She enjoys murdering people she feels are deserving of that fate, but she doesn't take pleasure in killing innocents. All those complexities and contradictions make her an intriguing character to read about. Her point of view had me hooked. I had so much fun inside her head! 

Another character's perspective is sprinkled into the story here and there, and while I was interested in learning more about them, I didn't feel like their point of view gave enough information to fully develop them as a character. I wish we would have gotten a little more from our time both in their thoughts and with the heroine. 

I was intrigued by the premise of the story, and the more of it I read, the more captivated I became by the storyline. I was on the edge of my seat almost the whole way through. There was a big plot twist towards the end of the book that I never saw coming, and it probably made me more excited than anything else in the book. Unfortunately, not much was done with it after it was discovered. I was hoping the shit was going to hit the fan so to speak, but instead, it was dealt with quickly leaving me with what felt like very little closure. The ending was also somewhat anticlimactic which was a bit disappointing.

That being said, I enjoyed the story overall, and I can't wait to read more from Britney in the future. I recommend this one to all fans of this author, and if you enjoy psychological thrillers that are more character driven than plot driven, this might be the one for you!

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. 
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