An intriguing, spellbinding psychological thriller, Somebody Wants to Kill Me by Richard
Rees follows Karen Ryan, who suddenly becomes the heiress of an opulent home in
Wisconsin just to find herself embroiled in a cat-and-mouse game with a killer.
When Karen inherits the isolated home, she decides to go on a vacation. She
marries Paul Archer, a very handsome man, and the two go on their honeymoon to
Italy. On their return home, someone tries to kill Karen twice. The murder attempts
are botched, but then Karen starts receiving anonymous, unnerving phone calls
from someone who says they will kill her. Karen thinks about leaving for Italy
to avoid getting killed, but her husband and friends who stand by her convince
her that it is best to draw the caller into the open. But what if the person
stalking her is one of the closest people to her —and each of them has the
motive to kill her?
Somebody Wants to Kill Me is cleverly plotted, a tale with characters that are fully drawn and unforgettable. The supporting cast is intelligently built to keep readers guessing who the killer might be. Karen is a lovable character, a young woman who has lived under the shadow of a domineering father. When her time comes to live her life the way she wants, she experiences the biggest threat of her life. Now she is paranoid as the tension mounts. The people who are there to offer her protection include her husband, an ex-marine, her ex-lover, and a cop. Richard Rees writes in beguiling prose and creates scenes that are not only focused but brimming with drama. The author has the extraordinary ability to write life into the characters, exploring their faintest emotions, and putting them into situations that are both trying and filled with realism. This novel packs a punch with terrific writing, suspenseful narrative, and emotional intensity. It is deft, balanced, and exhilarating.