Book Review: Killer Within by Jeff Gunhus




24700947Title: KILLER WITHIN
Author: Jeff Gunhus
Pages: 272
Genre: Thriller

Serial killer Arnie Milhouse may be ready to end his thirteen-year killing spree, but he wants one last victim before leaving Annapolis—and the sexy new photographer in town promises to be his most satisfying score yet. He develops plans to seduce the mysterious Allison by luring her out to sea aboard his luxury catamaran for a secluded weekend he won’t forget…and one she won’t survive.

But Arnie’s latest mark is more than just another pretty face. Allison McNeil has her own secret agenda, and enough insider information to connect Arnie’s long string of seemingly unrelated murders. But hunting down serial killers is more than just a hobby for Allison: she’s ready to face down her personal demons and take down this vicious predator once and for all.

Available on Amazon.


My Review

I received a free ecopy of this book from the author a while back and hadn’t had time to read it but when I received a copy of Killer Pursuit, the 2nd book in the series, I knew I’d have to make time for this one too because I like to read series in order if possible.

This is the first book in the Allison McNeil Series. Allison works for the FBI as a behavioral analyst and her specialty is serial killers. She’s undercover trying to prove her hunch that Arnie Milhouse is a serial killer. Allison is smart when it comes to analyzing others but she has her own deep dark secrets that give her frequent nightmares. She also doesn’t do well at taking orders (not a good thing when working for the FBI) and frequently puts herself and others in danger. Despite her flaws, I like Allison’s character. She’s independent and stubborn.  

Killer Within is a thriller that is difficult to put down. It also has some twists that took me by surprise which I always like. I started reading Jeff’s books with his first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, and I like his writing whether it’s Jack Templar, horror, or thrillers. I look forward to reading more of his books.


About the Author

jeff-gunhusJeff Gunhus is the USA TODAY bestselling author of thriller and horror novels for adults and the middle grade/YA series, The Templar Chronicles. The first book, Jack Templar Monster Hunter, was written in an effort to get his reluctant reader eleven-year-old son excited about reading. It worked and a new series was born. His books for adults have reached the Top 30 on Amazon, have been recognized as Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Finalists and reached the USA TODAY bestseller list.

After his experience with his son, he is passionate about helping parents reach young reluctant readers and is active in child literacy issues. As a father of five, he leads an active life in Maryland with his wife Nicole by trying to constantly keep up with their kids. In rare moments of quiet, he can be found in the back of the City Dock Cafe in Annapolis working on his next novel or on


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