Having thoroughly enjoyed The Magpies by Mark Edwards I decided to try one of the books he had written with his writing partner Louise Voss. This isn’t a bad book and the three stars awarded are partly due to my high expectations following Mark’s excellent debut.
Killing Cupid begins with Siobhan preparing for her first writing class, having one published book she is excited yet nervous about the prospect. The class of six includes Alex who becomes infatuated with Sinead, unsure how to proceed he crosses the line between showing his affection to stalking her. The story however doesn’t follow the conventional path as new characters and circumstances are bought into play when Alex meets someone else.
Both Alex and Siobhan write a journal giving the reader the insight into their thoughts and of course giving others evidence of the truth….
This is an enjoyable light read, often funny but you really do have to suspend belief for this story to work. I often found myself cringing on behalf of many of the characters but it is not deep enough for it to be scary.
- Self-publishing showcase (guardian.co.uk)