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Book Review: How To Kill Men And Get Away With It By Katy Brent

Meet Kitty Collins.

Have you ever walked home at night, keys in hand, ready to throw a punch in self-defence? That’s how it all started. The killing spree, I mean.

I sort of tripped into this role… Literally. The first one was following me. That guy from the nightclub who wouldn’t leave me alone. I pushed him, he stumbled, and fell onto his own broken wine bottle. Oops. It was such a waste of a good house white.

But now I can’t seem to stop and nor do I want to… I’ve got a taste for revenge and quite frankly, I’m killing it.


Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer! It is always the one that shows you how jealous they are, isn’t it?
Given the nature of this novel you’d think I would be very uncomfortable, but at the same time I LOVED IT!

The title alone caught my attention. So as you can imagine, a lady kills men, but not just any man, rude sleazy disgusting men that are not worthy of having life. For a Vegan, she loves cutting up meat. Human meat that is.

If you’ve read this you’ll be as completely shocked as I was. The entire time I was thinking kitty was silly for not taking more precautions at letting strangers in. Yes that is the case however, she should have kept a closer eye on those she has always known. Some friends are actually proud and can be happy for you. Others, well, others are jealous copycats that try to copy you in every way possible and if you’re doing better than them naturally, they have to cause you revenge in one way or another. But honey, that won’t fix all your problems, you have to fix yourself first. Copying someone else isn’t going to make you feel happy, in fact it’s pathetic. Go love yourself instead.

On with this novel, the plot twist of killing off disgusting men was brilliant! Who would want the responsibility of having produced a boy/man for him to become a vile creature of society? The decision is completely inscrutable.

Kitty has decided to help society out, in a “Dexter-Esque” way. The fact at the beginning she referred to her friends and acknowledging them by their IG followers was also brilliant. It shows their worth to her and their meaningfulness impact upon society. The less you have, the less you matter in social aspects.

Kitty has an excellent point: Men are typically the predators. Women, are women in their own way. But men can be horrible creatures if not nurtured the correct and educated way.
For the men she kills, for plans to kill you can see her reasons why and understand where she is coming from. She is not completely evil, she does have good logic behind every one of them (even the accidental one that she felt so very guilty for)

If you are easily triggered please be aware the following are mentioned in this novel: Sexual assault, murder, rape, violence, animal killings, and drug abuse.

Sassy and shocking ending. It most definitely had me reaching for it to see what Kitty would do next.

The female Dexter. This needs be become a film! I would love to see the personalities come to life and watch how every situation happens.

Thank you so very much for this amazing read. I hope to ever see this live in action, or even a sequel.

5/5 Stars

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