Waiting on Wednesday: Killer Instinct


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Killer Instinct by SE GreenKiller Instinct by S.E. Green/Shannon Greenland
Publication date: May 6, 2014

She’s not evil, but she has certain… urges.

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.


Because she might be one herself.

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.

And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return… in parts.

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…

Killer Instinct sounds like a book about a female teenage Dexter, and I’m sure that comparison is going to be made a lot as its release date approaches. I’m interested to know what happens when she stops “shy of murder.” I mean, how does that work without her becoming a victim herself?




  1. Oh my gosh, Killer Instinct sounds so good! I hadn’t heard of it until now and I’m so glad you picked it for this week’s WoW post.

    I can see the Dexter comparison as well, but I always think of Batman when I think of vigilantism haha. I think this book could have a really great story and I love the crime/serial killer aspect to it because I find that so fascinating.

    Great pick!

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    • I’m glad I could help! That’s why I love Waiting on Wednesday posts. I always find so many to add to my TBR. I don’t know much about Batman/haven’t seen the movies or I’m sure I would have thought the same thing. I like reading about serial killers too. I used to read a lot of true crime and the serial killers were always the most interesting.
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  2. Female Dexter – yes please!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

  3. Great pick! I love the idea of this book, too! Hopefully it’s as good as it sounds. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Killer Instinct sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing. =o)

  5. Woah this book sounds really creepy and intense! Thanks for sharing, I love the sound of it.

  6. This had me at “She’s not evil, but she has certain… urges”. I also like the sounds of the female teenage Dexter. I will definitely have to check this one out! 🙂

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Alex @ The Shelf Diaries

  7. Oh yes, I can’t wait to read this one. It sounds awesome. I hope we both enjoy it. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.