Review – Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy

Posted September 21, 2021 by Carole in Reviews / 11 Comments

I received this book for free from the Publisher. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review – Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine MurphyLook What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy
Published by Grand Central Publishing on July 13, 2021
Genres: Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback
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four-stars

"Good versus evil has never been so twisted" (Alessandra Torre) in this gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town.

Carrie wants a normal life.
Carrie Lawrence doesn't need a happily ever after. She'll just settle for "after." After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. After a lifetime of lies. She just wants to be safe, boring, and not trekking through the woods at night with a dead body wrapped in a carpet.

Becca wants to get away with murder.
Becca Lawrence doesn't believe in happily ever after because she's already happy. She's gotten away with murder for a decade and has blackmailed her sister into helping her hide the evidence--what more could a girl want?

But first they have to stop a serial killer.
When thirteen bodies are discovered in their small town, people are shocked. But not as shocked as Carrie, who thought she knew all the details of Becca's sordid pastime. When Becca swears she's not behind the grisly new crimes, they realize the town has a second serial killer who has the sisters in his sights, and what he wants is . . . Carrie.

I really enjoyed this book! This book sounded like it could be fun so I decided to give it a try and found it to be a very entertaining read. I was rather let down by the last book that I read that featured the sister of a serial killer so I was very happy that this one worked so well for me.

Carrie just wants to lead a boring normal life. It is hard to do considering who her sister is. Carrie’s sister has a little habit of getting rid of anyone who creates an inconvenience in her life. When it comes time to hide the bodies, she turns to Carrie for help. So about once a year, Carrie helps her sister out and she isn’t happy about the arrangement. When bodies are discovered in her small town, Carrie fears that Becca’s crimes are finally being exposed but it turns out there is another serial killer in town who is determined to frame Carrie for his crimes.

I liked Carrie. I hated how her sister, Becca, was able to manipulate her but I understood how it happened. Carrie has a lot to deal with over the course of this story and most of the time she seemed like she was the underdog but she usually proved to be resilient. The story was really exciting and there were quite a few twists and turns that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had everything figured out the book would throw another surprise at me.

I would recommend this book to others. I thought that it was really well done and I found it very hard to put down. This story entertained me from beginning to end and I definitely plan to read future books by this talented author.

I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing.

About Elaine Murphy

Elaine Murphy is a Canadian author who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. Among other things, she has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, jumped off a bridge, and out of an airplane. She has a diploma in Writing for Film & Television but has never worked in either field. She took an interest in the dark side and began plotting suspense and thrillers. She enjoys putting ordinary people in extraordinarily difficult situations and seeing what they do about it. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

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11 responses to “Review – Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy

  1. The set up for this one sounds pretty intriguing. I always enjoy reading about how a normal person has to navigate someone who is so counter to them.

  2. Oh this sounds really different. I feel so sorry for Carrie just reading the blurb but am intrigued that the killer is female. I definitely need to add this to my TBR.