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Review: Killing Me Softly by Bianca Sloane


On a bitterly cold January evening, Tracy Ellis went for a jog along Chicago’s  snowy lakefront and disappeared. Her body was discovered days later, her beautiful face bashed in with a rock. Police determine her brutal death to be a mugging gone wrong and drop the matter into their cold case files.

Over a  year later, Tracy’s sister, Sondra, still can’t come to grips with what  happened. She throws herself into her work as a documentary filmmaker to try and  forget the cruelty of her sister’s death. However, a chance encounter with a man  from Tracy’s past rips the wound open and sends Sondra on a desperate search for  answers about the secrets from her sister’s life that may have led to her  death.

As Sondra struggles to uncover what happened to Tracy, she’s  launched into a tangled web of deceit and danger that put her on a collision  course with life and death…


It’s been a really long time since I’ve read a thriller book that just completely wowed me as much as this one did. Considering that I am a huge suspense and thriller fan of many authors that have books that have just blown my mind, for a debut novel I think she did outstanding! This book was just fantastic and addicting. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I first started reading but the plot was just something I have never read before. It was definitely unique with the twists and turns. It really keeps you guessing. This was one of the stories that completely makes you want to read whereas not only you want answers but you need to know. I really couldn’t read the book fast enough. It was completely unpredictable which made this story just leap off the pages. 
It was well written and easy to follow. As you read, the story deciphered itself at just the right pace which gave its’ addicting appeal that made you just want to keep reading. The characters were interesting and as the story unraveled they became more interesting. It was just refreshing to read a thriller that’s build up concluded at the end that left you completely satisfied with no doubts, questions, or dissatisfaction. This is definitely one worth reading. 

Reviewed by Michelle Bowles

Pages: 290 pages
Publisher: Bianca Sloane (November 7, 2012)

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