Book Review: How to Kill Men and Get Away With It by Katy Brent

“I’ve got a taste for revenge and quite frankly, I’m killing it.”

How to Kill Men and Get Away With It Goodreads summary

Title: How to Kill Men and Get Away With It
Author: Katy Brent
Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Crime, Mystery
Pages: 384 (Paperback)
Publish Date: June 13th, 2023 (US)

My Rating: ★
Read: 5/10/2023 – 5/15/2023


The title of this book caught my attention. I mean, I think most women can find a bitter amusement at first glance. Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), I quickly lost amusement and felt like I’d crossed over a morally grey threshold.

I sympathize. Really I do. Self-defense, scorn, what have you. Initially, I could understand where Kitty was coming from. That didn’t last long. She became one of the most unlikable and reckless protagonists I’ve ever encountered. To summarize as quickly as possible, Kitty is an influencer with a hit list and she’s vegan (which we hear about repeatedly).

I understand the point the author was aiming for. Women often get a raw deal in life. I just don’t think this is the way to get that message across. I thought I had a decent sense of dark humor but I guess not. The further into the book I read the more it unsettled me. My greatest takeaway was the realization that I’m not as desensitized to subjects like murder as I thought I’d become. Lastly, I don’t know why this is categorized as a thriller. Crime, yes, but I wasn’t the least bit on edge.

A huge thanks to Harper360 for sending me an ARC copy of the book to read and review.

Likes & Dislikes:

What I liked:

  • The cover is appealing.

What I didn’t like:

  • Soulless characters.
  • A plot that justifies murder. (In saying that, please let the record show I don’t wish to see the murder victims of the book get away with their own actions. Not in the slightest.)
  • Emojis in the book.
  • The romance???
  • The constant mentions of Kitty being vegan. I don’t care how people eat. I have a specific diet myself. Eating/not eating certain foods is irrelevant to a person/character’s personality.


I truly hate giving one-star reviews, especially to newer authors. Under different circumstances, I would have thrown it on my DNF shelf. Given I was mailed a copy, I wanted to see it through.

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