Published by Simon Pulse on May 6th 2014
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult
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<p>“A zippy, gripping psychological drama.” ~Kirkus Reviews</p>
<p>She’s not evil, but she has certain... urges.</p>
<p>Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.</p>
<p>Because she might be one herself.</p>
<p>Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs.<br />
And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return... in parts.<br />
When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim...</p>
Today I have the pleasure of sharing with you an exclusive guest post with author S.E. Green, or Shannon Greenland as she is also known. She is the author of the upcoming thriller, Killer Instinct, in stores on May 6th! So check out what she says about her characters and being ‘normal’ and don’t forget to check out the amazing giveaway!
Guest PostKILLER INSTINCT’S main character, Lane, struggles with being “normal”. She knows something’s off, but she’s not quite sure what or why that is. She tries to blend in where she can, but it doesn’t come naturally or easy for her. She’s intelligent, stoic, and an incredibly unique girl. Throughout the book she discovers why she is the way she is, why she does the things she does, why she thinks the way she thinks.Here are some of those “normal” things she definitely would not do.1. Wear a dress2. Go to prom3. Get a mani/pedi4. Fake amusement5. Doodle on her notebookIn contrast, her sister, Daisy, does all five of these things. And more. But there’s a reason for that as well. Let me ask you, do you ever worry that you’re not normal?
Check out SE Green talk about Music on Gone with the Words and on Girls in the Stacks you can read about the dark side of Green’s book.
To celebrate the upcoming release author SE Green is giving away some neat stuff: A personalized copy of KILLER INSTINCT, a Tshirt, autographed poster, and an an evidence bag of swag!