Things that go bump in the night, the monster under the bed - put away the childhood fears because Angela Kay has given us the truly scary. The real life monster that manages to function and fit well into society, have a family, be that good buddy you can confide in, all while carrying out horrifying acts of depravity without anyone being the wiser.
I Can Kill is intense and gripping with a steadily rising tension that kept me on the edge of my seat. I love that the author gives us both sides of the coin with her characters. Not only do we get FBI Agent Aidan O'Reilly's obsessive need to catch this killer, but we also get pulled into his personal life and how that obsession affects his relationship. Then, we get both sides of the Carnations Killer, who is absolutely ruthless with his victims and then is the loving father and husband at home. That contrast is very well done and serves to raise the creep factor that much higher. One of my favorite things about this type of story is trying to figure out who the killer is before the reveal, and I did have guesses, but this one got me. The story is fast paced and with so much going on, I was so caught up in the story that I didn't even see that one coming. I have to add that I am impressed with how clean this story is. There are some scenes containing graphic violence, but the author doesn't rely on a multitude of foul language or detailed intimate scenes to fill pages. It's just good, clean story-telling, which is quite refreshing in this day and age.
To sum it up, I Can Kill is another great thriller from this author and I can't wait to see what she does next. This is my third read by Angela Kay and her talent for thrillers has made her one to watch for this reader.