Title: Dangerous to Know
Author: Chloé Esposito
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication Date: 15th October 2020
Once, serial killer Alvie Knightly was living the dream.
An Italian getaway.
A hot new boyfriend . . .
How the mighty fall.
One year – and one very unfortunate incident – later, Alvie is homeless, surviving on meal deals, and counting her dwindling pennies.
It’s time for one last hit, and if anyone can pull it off – in six-inch heels – it’s Alvie.
But if she’s to succeed in her mission to avenge her ex, win back her money and secure her future, she’ll have to face her most terrifying enemy yet . . .
I didn’t actually realise this was the third book in a trilogy when I signed up for this tour and after reading Dangerous to Know I am definitely going to be jumping back and reading both Mad and Bad because serial killer Alvie Knightly is such a crazy and fun character to follow. We join Alvie down on her luck after a dramatic fall from grace – which the reader is helpfully given the details of! She decides to embark on one last major hit in an effort to regain her previous riches and avenge her ex.
2020 has been one heck of a year so far and I think what a lot of people are looking for right now in their reading lives is a bit of escapism. Dangerous to Know is the perfect book to do just that. It is a completely mental rollercoaster ride of a story which you just kind of have to just go with, if you know what I mean! Alvie is hilarious to follow as she embarks on her last big adventure with a great deal of dark humour and witty remarks. This book is just enjoyable to read, it’s fun and smart, and despite all the satirical and dark humour it also has a bit of a heart at the same time. Esposito writes in a quick-witted, sharp and fast paced manner which works perfectly for her crazy main character. I think anyone who has read the first two books will love this conclusion and I think it will definitely make new readers want to pick up the whole series and binge read it!
Thank you so much to Sriya at Penguin for the invitation on the blog tour. I was kindly gifted a copy of the book. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.