Kill Show: A True Crime Novel

HarperAudio. Oct. 2023. 7:57 hrs. ISBN 9780063321434. $24.99. M
Ten years after the disappearance and death of Sara Parcell, the testimony of 26 individuals involved in her case finally reveals the full story. Recordings come from friends, family, investigators, even conspiracy theorists and members of a macabre true-crime fan club. When Sara’s story was featured as a real-time reality TV investigation, it garnered national attention and began a catastrophic chain of events that would culminate in tragedy. Sweren-Becker (The Equals) crafts a compelling, character-driven crime novel. This intricate story of exploitation and duplicity is both engrossing and disturbing. A full cast of 12 narrators presents the recorded revelations, taking listeners on a roller coaster of tension and twists. Much of the audio bounces back and forth between subjects in snippets, forming a pseudo-dialogue wherein they contradict and confront one another’s testimony. Sometimes there are special effects, such as the tinny echo of someone speaking via phone.
VERDICT This audio will appeal to listeners seeking a suspenseful, fast-paced mockumentary that preys on society’s obsession with true crime. Recommended for fans of Michael Robotham, Karin Slaughter, and Lisa Jewell.
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