This is okay. It’s kind of fluffy and obvious. If I had known it was a ghost story, I would have skipped it completely (not typically my cup of tea). However, it doesn’t follow the pattern for a usual ghost story, in that there isn’t much suspense, and it’s never scary (which I found disappointing).
This is definitely not a thriller/horror. It’s more of a contemporary story with a bit of a twist. I think that’s the biggest mark against it. If you have a serial killer in the title (and the story), I should get the chills at least once while reading. My heart should beat fast, or I should get nervous about the fate of a character. Unfortunately, that did not occur. I felt like — “Meh. Whatever”–so I think that was a missed opportunity. The book has only a very narrow range of emotions that it will make you feel, because everything is a bit superficial.
I don’t hate it. I finished it. The writing isn’t bad in a general sense, though there were too many characters, they didn’t grow enough, and the majority lacked depth. The MC wasn’t bad though, which is why I stuck with it.