What We’re Reading: My Murder, A Novel

October is a great month to read a murder mystery! And with this book,

Book title: My Murder: A Novel

Author: Katie Williams

Genre: Psychological Thriller

What it’s about (without spoilers): Lou is a happily married mother of an adorable toddler. She’s also the victim of a local serial killer. Recently brought back to life and returned to her grieving family by a government project, she is grateful for this second chance. But as the new Lou re-adapts to her old routines, and as she bonds with other female victims, she realizes that disturbing questions remain about what exactly preceded her death and how much she can really trust those around her.

Now it’s not enough to care for her child, love her husband, and work the job she’s always enjoyed—she must also figure out the circumstances of her death. Darkly comic, tautly paced, and full of surprises, My Murder is a devour-in-one-sitting, clever twist on the classic thriller.

Why we like it: I was hooked from the first page. A surprise, really, since I’m typically not a fan of science fiction with a serial killer twist. I certainly never expected to laugh out loud at least once a chapter. I couldn’t help but stalk author Katie Williams after reading this book. I devoured podcasts, articles and book reviews. Granted, I’m deeply interested in the process of writing and plot mechanics, but I really wanted to hear more about the backstory of My Murder and what the author really meant by certain phrases or themes. I can’t help but love books about moms, the meaning of family, and more, but I especially cozy up to the ones that make me put them down for a few minute so I can stare into space, savoring a sentence. This one makes you think (and feel)!

What other people say: This book gets 4 out of 5 stars with more than 850 reviews posted on Amazon.