Love Letters to a Serial Killer

This summer’s most unmissable read – ‘fresh, insightful and wonderfully dry in tone… an impressively original debut’ (The Guardian)

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Pub Date 4 Jul 2024 | Archive Date 31 Dec 2024

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'OMG!!!!! This book was amazing; if I could give it ten stars I would! I was hooked from the beginning and it wasn't what I expected at all!!! If there's one thing you do this year, make sure it's reading this book!!!' Reader Review, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

I didn't plan to fall in love with an accused serial killer. Nevertheless, my wrists and ankles are bound to a chair, and I can only blame myself. I strain at the ropes, take a deep breath, and prepare to die.

Hannah Wilson
is embarrassingly unlucky in life and love. Her only comfort comes from the true crime forums she trawls, desperate for more news about the case of serial murders she's obsessed with. After all, she can't save herself from more disappointment, but maybe she can figure out who the killer is and save another woman from losing her life.

And then handsome lawyer William Thompson is arrested. And Hannah is so full of female rage about everything he's done and everything she's going through, that she decides to write him a series of angry letters. She just doesn't count on him writing back...

Each response from William is more surprising than the last. He listens. He cares. And for the first time, Hannah feels seen.

When a shocking twist gives Hannah the chance to see William, she can't resist meeting her pen pal to work out his secrets. But what does she really want him to be - innocent victim, or her own personal monster?

Love Letters to a Serial Killer is a surprising, original and deeply entertaining debut. Part thriller, part romance, part satire. Perfect for fans of Yellowface, You and How to Kill Your Family.

What everyone is saying about Love Letters to a Serial Killer:
'What a ride. Arch, dark, original and so witty... remarkable ' SARAH PINBOROUGH

'May be this summer's most relatable and entertaining read' BUSTLE

'Witty, shocking, and wild, this is a must-have mystery' LIBRARY JOURNAL

'Coryell's fiercely witty, intoxicating prose hooked me on page one and never let go' ANA REYES

'Utterly brilliant. Hannah is so painfully relatable... I am begging for a sequel!' JESSE SUTANTO

'You won't stop laughing... (and also will probably feel just a tiny bit dragged).' GLAMOUR

'A clever, provocative satire about the kind of women who fall for violent men' PANDORA SYKES

'Part romcom, part thriller, part sad girl novel... a clever, compulsive read' RED

'Littered with savage one-liners. Superb debut!' MANDASUE HELLER

'Compulsive, twisted and darkly funny' SALLY HEPWORTH

'OMG!!!!! This book was amazing; if I could give it ten stars I would! I was hooked from the beginning and it wasn't what I expected at all!!! If there's one thing you do this year, make sure it's...

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OMG !!!!! This book was amazing if I could give it ten stars I would! I was hooked from the beginning and it wasn't what I expected atall !!!

I fell in love with hannah I thought her character was brilliant, the story had so many twists and even though I thought I had predicted the end I didn't!!!

If there's one thing you do this year make sure it's reading this book !!!

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Absolutely brilliant, funny and explosively good. 5 stars through and through loved it all, excellent twists, turns and quips. Going to be huge this year, make way.......

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This book punches you in the face from the start. The writing style is very engaging which means you can swallow it up quickly. The author wastes no time in telling you from the first sentence that she has married a serial killer but this dark, twisty, witty book is not all it seems. I raced through this, only intending on reading a few chapters and was still reading hours later. This is such a commercially viable book from a talented writer and I would certainly read more from this writer.

Loved it. Thanks so much to Netgalley and the publisher for the arc.

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Love Letters to a Serial Killer is a fun, sassy, confident and completely original debut. If you like your psychological thrillers with bite - or even if you don't typically read crime or thrillers at all - I'd thoroughly recommend this one. A main character I won't forget quickly

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OK I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS!! What a book - a storyline quite unlike anything I have come across before. Hannah starts to write letters to a handsome lawyer called William, who is charged with the murder of 4 women. Hannah becomes obsessed with writing letters to him and as the story unfolds, we see another woman murdered whilst William is in prison - how could this be?!
Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for this ARC

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