Friday, February 12, 2010

Review: Kill Dress by John Young

Who would dare wear the mysterious and sexy Kill Dress?

April, Joi, Nancy, Heather, and Kim were the best of friends. After losing her boyfriend, Kim was devastated and needed a vacation. Traveling to Louisiana in order to relax and clear her mind with her friend Joi, the two ladies discover an old woman whose ancient ancestors made dress garments for Queens Nefertari, Cleopatra, and the Queen of Sheba. Little did Kim know that these dress garments were made out of secret mystical fibers that had an uncanny sensual effect on some men. After Kim had a gorgeous dress made for her by the old woman, she and her friends find out that the sexy enchanted dress was more than they had bargained for. This amazing dress that Kim had decided to wear was affecting the sexual senses of a number of men, including arousing the killing senses of a brutal serial killer. Even TV reporters, talk show personalities, and other media outlets were starting to believe that the hypnotic, beautiful dress had something to do with the killings. Many believed that if Kim were to destroy the dress then the killings would stop. However, Kim defiantly decided that she should wear the Kill Dress no matter what the cost in order to show women that they have the Constitutional right to freedom of expression.

Received from the publisher for review.

This was a slim book at just 69 pages. It seemed more like a novella than a full length novel.

The author worked rather too hard to be politically correct with all the “American-Irish” and “African-American” descriptions thrown in all around.

This one gets three rather unenthusiastic stars. The book just wasn't for me. It was good enough, but not great. I just didn't feel connected to the characters. The dialogue also felt rather stilted and forced at times. It was a nice, quick read though if you're looking for something short.

★★☆☆ = Liked It


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