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I'd Kill For You Review

Her teenage son just killed a man. How far will she go to protect him, and will her own dark secrets surface in the process?


Rating: 3.5/5

Her teenage son just killed a man. How far will she go to protect him, and will her own dark secrets surface in the process?

Now my rating might seem low, but I think it’s mainly to do with the fact I’m not a mother. So I had a hard time connecting with the main character on this one as it was the main focus. What she would do for her child.


Don’t get me wrong, I thought this was such a thrilling short story. I didn’t want to put it down, I read it in just one sitting. The premise was interesting, and immediately I got vibes of You. The mother really reminded me of Joe and how he would try to reconcile extremely bad choices. It is never okay to murder someone but both Joe and the mother in I’d Kill For You made it seem okay because it was for protection. “I did it for you.”


The premise was interesting, and immediately I got vibes of You. The mother really reminded me of Joe and how he would try to reconcile extremely bad choices.

This short story has a very similar feel to Detwiler’s other short story, It Started on Halloween. I will admit I enjoyed both of these, though I enjoyed It Started on Halloween a bit more. When I say these are similar I mean by the aspects of the main character. Both feature such strong female leads. I must say I love the idea of female serial killers. We don’t get to see this too often. It was interesting to see the inner thoughts of why these women killed.


The ending of this for me felt very abrupt as well. It wasn’t what I expected or what I hoped for the main character. But it goes back to the whole “what she would do for her child.”


Overall, I did enjoy this short story. As I said, I read it one sitting. I’m looking forward to reading more from L.A. Detwiler. If you love strong female leads, or motherly main characters you’ll enjoy this one! And if you enjoy this one or as I mentioned motherly characters, I strongly suggest also checking out Detwiler’s novel, A Tortured Soul.

You can check out my other reviews for L.A. Detwiler books below!


A Tortured Soul

It Started on Halloween