by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
* * * Stars (Pretty good)
“Killer Instinct” by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is the gripping sequel to “The Naturals”, continuing the thrilling journey of Cassie Hobbes and her fellow talented profilers (The Naturals). In this book, the Naturals find themselves facing a new and dangerous challenge as they become embroiled in an unsolved case. This case involves a string of unrelated murders. As the Naturals dive deeper into the case, they discover that the killer might be someone from their own past. This novel combines elements of suspense, mystery, and psychological drama as they utilize their unique abilities to piece together clues and uncover the truth behind the string of murders. After just escaping a confrontation with an unbalanced killer obsessed with her mother’s murder, Cassie Hobbes hopes that she can observe this case from a distance. The Naturals soon come to realize that the killer is a perfect copycat of Dean’s incarcerated father, a person whom Dean would do anything to forget. Will the Naturals be able to solve this case? Will they be able to escape the grip of a killer? Read the book to find out!
Jennifer Lynn Barnes does justice to her original book, “The Naturals” with the sequel, “Killer Instinct”. “Killer Instinct” not only provides a compelling mystery but also dives into the lines between good and evil. Jennifer Lynn Barnes yet again crafts a novel that keeps readers hooked from start to finish by combining character development with a suspenseful plot. I would recommend this book to middle schoolers due to its simplicity. This book is also in audiobook format.