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James DeSantis ‘Killing Your Boss’ Review


Written by: David Blackthorn

This story was not a long read, a novella or novelette, depending on your view of word count.

Killing Your Boss follows the adventure of three disgruntled employees who decide to exterminate their boss in his own home. Ben, Ron and Alisha sneak into his place at night, thinking they have it all planned. Of course, things don’t go as planned. What they find is a boss who has secrets if his own.

The book is not divided into chapters, it is divided into character points of view. Sometimes these points if view bleed into one another; when we are reading from Ben’s POV, for instance, he has feelings slipped in here and there from Ron and Alisha. Many readers won’t mind this so much. Diehard critics would pick it apart, whether it truly affects the story or not. For me, it was not really a huge deal.

The story itself is kind of predictable, even up to the end. I will say the concept was not bad, it just needed a good editor to clean it up a little and offer suggestions for a twist here and there that may not be as predictable.

Much of the story seemed to be related to the mutual affection that Ron and Ben had for Alisha.

Overall, it was an okay read. I did not see an editor credited and this book could have benefited from one.

Order it here.

Rating: 3/5

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Author of Say No to Drugs, writer for Blumhouse, Dread Central, Horror Novel Reviews and Addicted to Horror Movies.

1 Comment on James DeSantis ‘Killing Your Boss’ Review

  1. Vitina Molgaard // May 4, 2014 at 1:50 am // Reply

    An unfortunate thing when a book lacks editing. This one appears to have been in need of just that. Yet I still find myself wondering about this tale. Enough of a pull here to makes me think I would maybe enjoy this. My thing that concerns me is I do have a tendency to get a bit picky about editing. Yet I am not super critical . I may well check this one out…Thanks for the review, I enjoyed it. Just me…Vitina


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