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Love in the Time of Serial Killers

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'Unique, sexy, hilarious, charming... The true crime is NOT reading this novel!' Ali Hazelwood, author of The Love Hypothesis

'A criminally addictive romance... this book is sheer perfection from beginning to end' Rachel Lynn Solomon, author of The Ex Talk


Turns out that reading nothing but true crime isn't exactly conducive to modern dating - and one woman is going to have to learn how to give love a chance when she's used to suspecting the worst.

PhD candidate Phoebe Walsh has always been obsessed with true crime. She's even analysing the genre in her dissertation - if she can manage to finish writing it. It's hard to find the time while she spends the summer in Florida, cleaning out her childhood home, dealing with her obnoxiously good-natured younger brother, and grappling with the complicated feelings of mourning a father she hadn't had a relationship with for years.

It doesn't help that she's low-key convinced that her new neighbour, Sam Dennings, is a serial killer (he may dress business casual by day, but at night he's clearly up to something). But it's not long before Phoebe realises that Sam might be something much scarier - a genuinely nice guy who can pierce her armour to reach her vulnerable heart.

What readers are saying about Love in the Time of Serial Killers:

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'This was such
an enjoyable read. I really loved the depths given to Phoebe, the way she created walls around herself, the themes were developed organically and believably' ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'Phoebe is one of the
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'The whole thing made me
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Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"Alicia Thompson's romance debut is an utterly charming delight. A hilarious and heartfelt love letter to anyone who's ever gotten swept away by a personal interest. With toe curling swoons, witty banter, and enough true crime references to make Truman Capote proud, this is not one to be missed." - Sonia Hartl

"Alicia Thompson read my mind and gifted me with the true-crime loving, grad-student protagonist of my heart! Unique, sexy, hilarious, charming, Love in The Time of Serial Killers is to die for: the perfect beach read for anyone who loves witty banter, intelligent plotting, and compelling characters. Let Phoebe and Sam's hilarious interactions and blazing chemistry suck you in. The true crime is NOT reading this novel!" - Ali Hazelwood

"Love in the Time of Serial Killers is funny, sharp, and thoughtful." - Sarah Hogle

"Love in the Time of Serial Killers is a heartwarming rom-com brimming with smart, snappy dialogue, sizzling chemistry, and lovable side characters. Fans of Christina Lauren and Rachel Lynn Solomon will adore this ode to true crime and its poignant message of opening your heart to love, even when that's the scariest thing of all." - Amy Lea

"Smart, clever, and slow-burn steamy, Love in the Time of Serial Killers is a fresh, lovable rom-com that tackles facing our fear of not only the worst life can bring but the very best and being brave enough to take a chance on love." - Chloe Liese

"A criminally addictive romance. With excellent wry humor, lovably messy characters, and so many heart-squeezing moments, this book is sheer perfection from beginning to end. Phoebe and Sam have a permanent spot on my list of favorite fictional couples." - Rachel Lynn Solomon

"It's criminal how much we enjoyed Love in the Time of Serial Killers, the perfect pairing of intrigue with utterly charming romance and a deeply relatable story of how sometimes life's most complicated mystery is how to open your heart." - Emily Wibberley

"Love in the Time of Serial Killers is a smart, sexy, and unique rom-com that I couldn?t put down! Phoebe is an immensely relatable and likable character, one whose prickly exterior hides a deep fear of vulnerability. It's a joy to watch her realize that the only thing scarier than a grisly murder is falling in love. The dialogue is laugh out loud funny and the pop culture references are unexpected and hilarious, but the book really shines because of its warmth and heart. Phoebe's relationships with Sam, her brother Conner, and even a stray cat are enough to make even the most hardened true crime fan tear up." - Kerry Winfrey

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