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Love In the Time of Serial Killers

Witty, clever, heartfelt fun, and rescue cats!

Love in the Time of Serial Killers by Alicia Thompson is funny and fun! Phoebe is a Ph.D. candidate obsessed with true crime and working on her dissertation on the topic. She returns to Florida so she and her younger brother Connor can clear out their deceased father's house and get it ready to sell. Phoebe's return finds her dealing with emotional issues related to her father, her dissertation, and a former best friend. Sam is the cute next-door neighbor Phoebe suspects might be a serial killer. But is she paranoid, or is her real fear that Sam can break through her walls and fears and into her heart?

Skillfully written, this is full of true crime and pop culture references, quirky, adorkable characters, body positivity, and spice. The dry wit and clever dialogue had me laughing out loud. The secondary characters are well fleshed out, and the sibling relationship between Phoebe and Connor was just so sweet. I even loved the feral Lenore, aka Dirty Trash Cat. If you like contemporary fiction, romance, pop-tarts, and true crime, this one is for you! Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley Publishing for the opportunity to review this ARC. I loved this book!

My steep was the scrumptious Apple Cinnamon Coffeecake Dessert Tea from Simpson & Vail Tea

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