DeadHead by C.J. Skuse @Cjskuse @HQDigital #BookReview #AudiobookReview #NetGalleyCountdown #Book569

Posted March 9, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 2 Comments

Dead Head by C.J. Skuse
Published by HQ on February 18, 2021
Format: Audiobook, eARC
Pages: 384
Also by this author: Sweetpea, In Bloom

Victim. Murderer. Serial killer. What next?

The third darkly comic thriller in the highly addictive Sweetpea series featuring serial killer Rhiannon Lewis.

Can a serial killer ever lose their taste for murder?

Since confessing to her bloody murder spree Rhiannon Lewis, the now-notorious Sweetpea killer, has been feeling out-of-sorts.

Having fled the UK on a cruise ship to start her new life, Rhiannon should be feeling happy. But it’s hard to turn over a new leaf when she’s stuck in an oversized floating tin can with the Gammonati and screaming kids. Especially when they remind her of Ivy – the baby she gave up for a life carrying on killing.

Rhiannon is all at sea. She’s lost her taste for blood but is it really gone for good? Maybe Rhiannon is realising that there’s more to life than death…

The third book in the critically-acclaimed series following Sweetpea and In Bloom featuring everyone’s favourite truly original girl-next-door serial killer Rhiannon Lewis.

So Rhiannon is back in another instalment. We quickly recap where we left off in In Bloom and the situation we find her in now. The kill list is back and more epic than before.

It is a turbulent time for our favourite serial killer, she is now on the run giving up everything and everyone she knows. Going on a cruise, we see her trying to adapt to life, with some hilarious outcomes.

After escaping the cruise, we are on a plane outta there and we meet a potential kindred spirit before being whisked off and locked away in a castle. I loved the story on the cruise because mainly it was fascinating to see how she would cope with being cooped up with all these people and people she does not like. I did feel bad for her because of one family, but generally, it was hilarious watching her trying to fit in and through the amazing audiobook hear all the crazy accents she tried to put on to throw people off the scent. Please Rhiannon don’t ever change!

It is a typical Rhiannon book, but things just got hotter and she got more sarcastic with the hilarious dark humour. The heat is on for the police to find her, sightings have been seen, but are they her? Plus there are dangers in her current situation, Paco anyone!! What an awful human being and I did wonder how long it would take to see our leading lady in action. I mean he is vile, and the things he says and does, god I wanted to stab him already!

I did enjoy catching up with Rhiannon again and I felt like this time she had grown up a bit, but still feisty as ever. We see her growing into what is basically deemed as “normal”, as her “urges” wane. But with that final chapter, well let us just say, it is going to hit that proverbial fan big time in the 4th book that I really hope gets written!! There is still so much to be said, and I hope the story is not over yet.

Until next time xxx

About C.J. Skuse

C.J. SKUSE is the author of the Young Adult novels PRETTY BAD THINGS, ROCKOHOLIC and DEAD ROMANTIC (Chicken House), MONSTER and THE DEVIANTS (Mira Ink). She was born in 1980 in Weston-super-Mare, England. She has First Class degrees in Creative Writing and Writing for Children and, aside from writing novels lectures in Writing for Young People at Bath Spa University. C.J. is currently working on adult novel SWEETPEA for HQ/HarperCollins (out April 2017).

C.J. loves Masterchef, Gummy Bears and murder sites. She hates carnivals, hard-boiled eggs and coughing. The movies Titanic, My Best Friend’s Wedding and Ruby Sparks were all probably based on her ideas; she just didn’t get to write them down in time. Before she dies, she would like to go to Japan, try clay-pigeon shooting and have Ryan Gosling present her with the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay

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