How to Kill Your Family - Bella Mackie

Reading Challenge Category: Book club October read

Official Blurb:

They say you can’t choose your family. But you can kill them.
Meet Grace Bernard.
Daughter, sister, serial killer…
Grace has lost everything.
And she will stop at nothing to get revenge.

My Thoughts:

This was my book club’s October read, and for me, it was the best one so far!
It felt refreshing and different, and I was hooked right from the beginning. Grace was such a mercurial character, and I wanted to know who was she supposed to have killed that had put her in prison if it wasn’t the people she had killed?!?
I loved her personality; it bordered on indifference and cool, but at the same time, she had a hidden vulnerability. The author perfectly developed her, as any slight differences could have made her boring and seem like there wasn’t much about her, but the author got it just right.
There were sections that dragged a little, when she would go off on a tangent in her ramblings. So, I did feel like I rushed through them to get to the gritty stuff. I loved all the killings; they were just so wacky and different. Also, hilarious how it all just fell into place.
When I first read the ending, I was disappointed but having had time to reflect on it, I thought it was genius. We couldn’t have the perfect happy ever after; it wouldn’t have fit in with the style of the book. Neither could we have Grace’s downfall, so what we did get was just perfect. A frustrating but fitting ending.
There were many shocks and surprises throughout the book, and I constantly felt drawn back to it while reading. Overall, a fantastic read and is most definitely a five-star read.

How to Kill Your Family
by Bella Mackie
Date Started
21st October 2022
Date Finished
26th October 2022