Author: Sean Olin
Age Group: Older Teens
# of Pages: 234
My Rating: 4/5
Life for Britney is not all that just because she is popular. Her mother died on a rafting trip awhile back and it had tormented her since. Then someone kills her hockey-champion boyfriend, Ricky, in a hit-and-run, leaving a trail of blood and guts on the snow-blanketed roads.
Someone is out to get her. She knows it. And it can be anyone around her. But what is their motive? If the killer is not caught soon, more deaths are going to pile up.
There are not a lot of YA thrillers these days and it is nice to read something that keeps you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end. And Killing Britney does exactly that. Full of blood and twists, you will die to know who is the culprit.
I really enjoyed this novel because it had been so long since I got a book to scare me. But I was a little disappointed with the ending, which is why I gave it a lower rating than I originally intended. It could have been better but I sort of predicted who was the murderer from the start. If anything, this is similar the movie The Uninvited. So if you liked that movie, then you would like this novel.
From different point of views, the reader gets to see the murders being executed from the characters' eyes and what they stumble upon during their search for the killer. The characters background are not delved into because of the constant change in POVs. There are a couple of loop holes in plot, which should have been cleared up but wasn't. Killing Britney gives one a break from the usual paranormal and romance stories for some great suspense.