Monday, March 20, 2023

✱✱Book Review✱✱ Release Blitz: The Skull Keeper by Mariëtte Whitcomb

Title: The Skull Keeper
Author: Mariëtte Whitcomb
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Cover Design: Jabber Media
Cover Image: Pexels
Release Date: March 20, 2023

Best friends on social media, Allysa and Morgan share a love of three things: thriller novels, true crime, and keeping secrets from each other.

As soon as Allysa asks Morgan to be her plus one at a funeral, Morgan jumps on the first available flight. Burying the dead might unearth the truth about what happened to Allysa’s brother twenty years earlier. She’s never believed he simply left town without saying goodbye.

Once they learn he’s the last known victim of a serial killer, Allysa and Morgan decide to do what the police couldn’t – bring him to justice.

When the hunters become the hunted, only one question remains – Do you know your friend well enough to save her life?

Momma says: 4 stars⭐⭐⭐⭐
Well, that was one intense read! And a gruesome one. Seriously, take a look at the cover. If it bothers you to look at it, you might think twice about this book because many of the scenes in this one make the cover look quite tame. It's definitely not for the squeamish. That said, if you can handle the chapters from the POV of the killer and the details of torture that the killer comes up with, then this is a total mess with your mind psychological thriller - the best kind, in my opinion. There are whiplash-inducing twists and a story that is impossible to put down. I'll admit that I wasn't sure about the rapid-fire POV changes, but it really works for this book. I feel like it even adds to the story. I realize I'm being vague, but it's totally intentional. As much as I'd love to just lay it all out there and discuss the many elements of the book., I think spoilers would do a disservice to future readers. This is a book to read completely spoiler free. It's a well-thought-out thriller that kept me hooked all the way through. 

Mariëtte Whitcomb studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. An avid reader of psychological thrillers and true crime books, writing allows her to pursue her childhood dream to hunt criminals, albeit fictional and born in the darkest corners of her imagination.

When Mariëtte isn't writing, she reads or spends time with her family, friends, and her two the miniature schnauzers.


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