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Killer Content by Kiley Roache – ARC Review

 

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My Rating ~ Four Stars

4-gold-stars copy

RELEASE DATE:  30 November 2021

Format: Paperback

Pages: 304

Publisher: Underlined

 

 

Blurb

 

Knives Out meets One of Us is Lying! In this paperback original thriller a group of famous TikTokers find themselves turning on each other when one member of the group turns up dead at their beachfront Malibu mansion.

35 million followers. One dead body.

The six teenagers who make up the Hype House seem to have it all. A beach front Malibu mansion, millions of TikTok followers, model good looks, and sponsorship deals up to $30,000 per post. Everything’s pretty much a Gen-Z paradise. Except that one member of the house has just turned up dead in the infinity pool. And the rest of them are suspects.

When the group TikTok account starts posting cryptic messages about the murder, the police limit their investigation to the members of the house. Now old joke videos are filed as evidence and past rivalries start to look like motives.

As investigators dig into these influencers’ lives beyond their glossy internet personalities, they discover all five had reasons their lives would’ve been easier with Sydney Reynolds dead. But only one of them killed her.

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Review

Thank you so much to Penguin Books for providing me with a copy of this book,  in exchange for an honest review!

 

A bunch of famous Tik-Tok stars are living together in a Malibu mansion, seemingly the best of friends to the outside world, creating content, building each other’s following and bringing in as many sponsorship deals as they can. But when one of them ends up dead, all signs point to one of the housemates being the killer. Who is it? And can the rest of them make it through with their lives (and follower count) intact?

I’m really enjoying the slew of modern thriller books that delve into the world of influencers. Killer Content was a whole lot of fun and kept the language and themes relevant to its intended audience.  Between competition and backstabbing over sponsorship deals, cheating partners, secrets and lies, this story contained enough drama to satisfy everyone!  Enough of the characters were annoying and entitled enough to really make me hope any one of them was the killer 😄 .  The story was told from each of the teenagers’ point of view, which added to the fun of trying to put the clues together and figure out the mystery, and the twist at the end was cleverly done. 

I think teenagers looking for a suspenseful whodunnit type mystery will be enthralled with this one, but it was also an entertaining and quick read as an adult too!

 

 

 

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