Lindas Book Obsession Reviews “Kill All Your Darlings” by David Bell, Berkley Publication, July, 2021. On Tour With Suzy Approved Book Tours
Wow!! David Bell the author of “Kill All Your Darlings” has written an intense, intriguing, captivating, and suspenseful novel. The genres for this novel are thriller, suspense, mystery, and fiction. The story take place in an academia setting. The administration has high expectations for their professors, and the English Professors are basically required to be authors of a published book. There is competition amongst the teachers, and a high amount of stress. The students also are expected to write their thesis’s to graduate. The author describes his dark, dramatic characters as complex, complicated and flawed. I love how David Bell vividly describes his characters and events in detail. I also enjoy the “What If” that I somehow associate with David Bell’s novels. One of the professor’s Connor Nye is celebrating the success of his published novel, which is a thriller about a woman and a murder. Unfortunately, Connor didn’t write this novel. A student had written is as part of a thesis, and then disappeared.After the two year disappearance, Connor comes home to find the student petting his dog, and threatening to expose him, if he doesn’t fix the situation. If Connor does correct the situation, he will lose his job, and his credibility as a professor.
In this particular college, there are a lot of in appropriate things that are going on. In some ways, it seems to be more than a “party school”. There are twists and turns, many suspects, secrets, danger and murder. I highly recommend this thought-provoking story to others.