Different Yet Familiar
5 out of 5 stars
Leave it to CT Phipps to write a book that feels so familiar yet so different. The characters felt unique but I also felt like I knew them. Psycho Killers In Love has the same feel as Phipps’ Supervillainy series – especially because the reluctance to admit that he was what “he was born to be” and also the “voice” inside of him telling him what was going on (in Psycho Killers it was a voice in his head, in the other books I’m referring to it was the cape that talked to the character I believe).
Psycho Killers In Love, like all Phipps’ novels made me laugh. But it also made me think. There were parts that really showed his talent at writing worlds because this slots into another world (I believe it’s sort of a prequel in a similar world). That world has been described to me before, but I didn’t need it. You need a few things to have a really enjoyable book and Phipps seems to nail it every time. He’s a great world builder but he’s even better at building characters. For example, William shouldn’t be likable – he’s a slasher. But he’s a reluctant slasher who is calling himself The Accountant (A+ for the accounting references and puns, those had me in stitches).
Overall, I really enjoyed this one. So much so that I finished it in about 3 sittings. I couldn’t get enough. And of course, that wasn’t hurt at all by the awesome narration by Jeffrey Kafer.
What if all the villains of slasher movies were real? What if the movies made about them were just adaptations of real-life killers with supernatural powers? This is a fact known to William and Carrie because their father, Billy the Undying, was one of the worst slashers of all time. So much so that they’ve spent the past decade in an asylum out of fear they’d end up just like him. Escaping, the two have decided to form a new life on the road. Except, a chance encounter in a dingy diner introduces William to the girl of his dreams.
Too bad she’s a girl on a mission to kill all slashers. But maybe the best way to catch a supernatural serial killer is with another pair of them.
Enjoy this exciting prequel to the United States of Monsters books!
Psycho Killers in Love by CT Phipps
Narrator: Jeffrey Kafer
Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
Published by Crossroad Press on August 27th 2020
Also by this author: Cthulhu Armageddon, Agent G: Infiltrator, The Tower of Zhaal, Lucifer's Star