The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood is a cross between a pointless horror story and an episode of Criminal Minds.
Colette is running from some money launderers and holes up in a really bad apartment complex that has some strange people living there. In a room next door, a killer resembling an Egyptian version of Norman Bates hides and the body count is rising. Its a combination of clumsiness and circumstance.
While the writing and characterizations are well done, its littered with bad language and graphically sexual scenes that go overboard to create a realistic skid row-like place in the United Kingdom. The exploration of the killers psyche reminded me of a Criminal Minds episode without the justice.
The story also felt like it was going everywhere and I felt like the story itself lacked depth. I gave this book 2 stars.
*Book given by publisher to review.