Lucky Number 11 – Jess Kitching

When Hannah Allen was fourteen years old, she was abducted by an elusive serial killer, Peter Harris. Intended to be his eleventh victim, she was his only survivor.

Ten years later, therapy and friendship have helped Hannah overcome the trauma of her past.

But then a body is found. A body bearing eerily similar injuries to Peter’s victims, complete with the numerical brand he forced upon his captives.

Soon it becomes clear that somewhere, someone is continuing Peter’s work.

Somewhere, someone wants Hannah dead.

Book Info: Print length: 348 pages. Publisher: Kingsley Publishers. Publication Date: 25 Aug 2023

Jess Kitching is a thriller author originally from Bradford, England. She currently lives in Sydney with her fiancé.Jess Kitching is an avid reader, writer and binge-watcher. Originally from Bradford, England, she currently lives in Sydney with her fiancé Jack. Her two goals in life were to move to Australia and have a book published. To be able to say she has done both is something she still can’t wrap her head around

My Review:

This is the 2nd book by Jess Kitching that I have recently read and once again I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Lucky Number 11 is about a young woman, Hannah Allen who was abducted by a serial killer called Peter Harris when she was 14 years old and managed to escape, but only after 10 other victims were viciously raped and murdered. The media dubbed her Lucky Number 11 and she’s tried to live her life out of the public eye since then.

10 years later, with Harris still in prison, Hannah is living with her boyfriend and working in a coffee shop. Slowly rebuilding her life through the help of therapy at a survivors group and staying under the radar from the press, Hannah is ready to move on.

However, when a body is found with several similarities to Harris’ other victims, the police have a copycat on their hands and it looks increasingly like this killer is after Hannah too.

Despite the subject matter, which some readers may feel are triggering; abuse, kidnapping, sexual abuse, domestic abuse, the author tackles these with consideration and care.

Another fabulous page-turner, guaranteed to keep you wondering who is the killer. With plenty of redherrings thrown in, I will admit to not being able to work out who and why until the end.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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