Killer Instinct #2
Author: S.E. Green
Reading Level: Young Adult
Released: May 19th 2015
Review Source: Simon Pulse
In the heart-pounding sequel, teen vigilante Lane must face the secrets and unexpected consequences that arise in the wake of her first kill.
It’s been three months since the sadistic Decapitator’s demise, and Lane feels both closer to and more alienated than ever from her united, grieving family. Haunted by conflicting memories, she resumes the role of Masked Savior vigilante—but her heart just isn’t in it. For Lane now knows the rush of deeper thrills. Darker thrills. And a growing part of her wants to revisit its seductive power.
To Lane’s chagrin, the Masked Savior inspires its own fan site, where groupies gather online to praise, document, and debate each delivered act of justice. But then one of Lane’s secret admirers becomes a cunning copycat, assaulting the defenseless with escalating violence. And Lane suspects someone is spying on her, edging closer to making contact-someone who knows her secrets.
Will Lane be able to stop the copycat and keep her identity protected? Or will she give in to the thrills that tempt her? Because as her life continues to unravel, the revelations shake Lane to her core.
My girl Lane is back! Killer Within picks up after Killer Instinct ends, a few weeks after Lane killed The Decapitator. Though she doesn’t want to admit it, the killing of The Decapitator rattled her some, she hasn’t been fully aware of her surroundings, her sights are set on childish revenge, and things are just off.
So while Lane is off trying to get her groove back, someone is stealing her spotlight, well actually they’re stealing her identity. There’s a copycat masked savior, but he or she is doing much worse things to people who don’t truly deserve it. Which then sparks the idea for a masked savior fan club website, everything is becoming too big, too crazy, and still things are off, and Lane needs some answers and she needs them now, so she sets out to find her copycat.
I really enjoyed Killer Instinct, but I truly enjoyed Killer Within SO MUCH MORE. Everything kept me on my toes, and one thing is for sure, I could definitely not be a detective. Every twist and turn, I had no idea it was coming, the reveals were like whoa! I even shed a tear at one part. And then Lane and her sister start to become closer and that just warmed my heart, even if it annoyed Lane at times.
So maybe I’m clueless when it comes to mysteries, or maybe S.E. Green is that good, but one thing is for sure, you’re going to want to check out this series. It was a fast paced, quick read, with some killer twist and turns, literally.