The Killing Type

The Killing Type: A short story from the bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife

How did I get it?:
NetGalley- thanks to Penguin Books UK

Previously reviewed by the same author:


Susie and her sister have never been close. These days they barely speak. So when Danielle messages her out of the blue and begs to meet, Susie knows something must be wrong.

But what Danielle tells her seems crazy. Her husband, Simon, may be a bully, but surely he wouldn’t hurt her?

Then the accident happens. And Susie is forced to rethink everything.

Who is lying?
Who is telling the truth?
And who, really, is the killing type?


I’m not usually into short stories. I don’t think I’ve read many thrillers that were short stories, so I was intrigued to read The Killing Type. I have enjoyed Jane Corry’s books in the past, so I thought I’d give this story a go. I’m glad I did, because I found it entertaining and easy to whip through. The perfect novella to read in-between stories.

The Killing Type centres around Susie and Danielle. We get the impression that they’re not very close with one another. However, they’re still sisters. There’s some massive drama surrounding Simon, the husband… Then six months down the line, Simon is dead. Who killed him? Did he really try to hurt the sisters? It’s all a bit confusing.

In true Jane Corry style, she whips through the story with twists and turns along the way. It may not be as well developed as you may like, but you can’t really expect that in a short story. It certainly entertained me and that was its intention!

Would I recommend it?:

I’m not usually a fan of short stories but I enjoyed this one from Jane Corry!

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