The sixth novel in the Pretty Little Liars book series is “Killer.” The series by Sara Shepard continues to follow the exploits of Aria, Spencer, Hanna, and Emily as they attempt to unravel the mystery of who is the new “A.”
Ever since Mona Vanderwaal was killed after being unmasked as “A,” the person sending them threatening emails, and texts, the girls believed they were safe. They were wrong. A new “A” has surfaced, but this one seems more intent on helping them unmask their best friend Alison DiLaurentis’ killer, not hurting them…. much. The synopsis according to Harper Collins states:
In picture-perfect Rosewood, Pennsylvania, ash-blond highlights gleam in the winter sun and frozen lakes sparkle like Swarovski crystals. But pictures often lie—and so do Rosewood’s four prettiest girls.
Hanna, Aria, Spencer, and Emily have been lying ever since they became friends with beautiful Alison DiLaurentis. Ali made them do terrible things—things they had to keep secret for years. And even though Ali was killed at the end of seventh grade, their bad-girl ways didn’t die with her.
Hanna’s on a mission to corrupt Rosewood’s youth, starting with a very attractive sophomore. Aria’s snooping into her boyfriend’s past. Spencer’s stealing—from her family. And pure little Emily’s abstaining from abstinence.
The girls should be careful, though. They thought they were safe when Ali’s killer was arrested and A’s true identity was finally revealed. But now there’s a new A in town turning up the heat. And this time Rosewood is going to burn.
I didn’t like this book as much as others in the series because it seemed repetitive, and unnecessarily drawn out. I don’t think there needed to be an entire book on the story lines told in “Killer.” It seems to me that only about 4 chapters should have been devoted to everything we learn. In fact, Shepard could have extended book 5, and kept “Killer’s” ending. That was the best part of the book. If you are a fan of the series you will still enjoy reading the book since it’s easy reading, but I would try to find a free copy. It’s not truly worth the $10.