I received a complimentary copy of this book for use in this review. All opinions are my own.
Quick Summary of Killing Me Softly. Sadie Perkins has a sixth sense about things—especially people dying. Her clairvoyance has never bothered her until she starts to believe that her visions are causing the deaths of those around her. After her latest relationship ends ... badly ... Sadie swears off love for good. While searching for an uncomplicated life, Sadie finds her hands full not only with a home renovation project but with defending herself against suspicion of murder. There's a fine line between predicting someone's death and causing it. Has Sadie finally crossed that line? Enter contractor Max Schultz, who is not only good at working on houses, but he's good at working on Sadie too. Much to Max's dismay, as he's trying to win Sadie's heart, he finds Sadie's first love, Henry Fitzsimmons, is back in the picture, snooping around. Sadie doesn't know which way to turn or who to trust, including herself. Can Sadie clear her name and open her heart all at the same time?
Killing Me Softly is a unique mixture of themes. There is a certain bit of romance to this book--but, there is also a slight paranormal twist in Sadie's uncanny premonitions--and a fair bit of mystery involved. As Sadie maneuvers her way through the mishaps of her life--she does so with a bit of sarcastic humor that makes her easily likeable. The author does a wonderful job weaving a love triangles and mystery into the pages together without making either seem forced.
Killing Me Softly readers will be hooked to the end. I will admit, it took me a few chapters to get into the storyline. Once I began to "get to know" Sadie--and could sympathize with her relationship woes and her dysfunctional family--I needed to follow her story. As the storyline unfolded, the author even kept readers in the dark at times! I found myself staying up way too late to finish the book as I had to see exactly how the story would unfold--even after the initial mystery was solved.
Would I recommend Killing Me Softly by Kathryn R. Biel? I really liked this book--and I can generally find fault with any "love triangle" sort of storyline. There were just enough surprises and twists to keep my interest completely to the end--and I even liked the main character enough that I could read many more books from her perspective. If you enjoy romantic mysteries--this book is one to add to your reading list.