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A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town . . . and they're both next on his kill list. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. Aft A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town . . . and they're both next on his kill list. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. After a lifetime of lies. She just wants to be safe, boring, and not trekking through the woods at night with a dead body wrapped in a carpet. Becca wants to get away with murder. Becca Lawrence doesn’t believe in happily ever after because she’s already happy. She’s gotten away with murder for a decade and has blackmailed her sister into helping her hide the evidence—what more could a girl want? But first they have to stop a serial killer. When thirteen bodies are discovered in their small town, people are shocked. But not as shocked as Carrie, who thought she knew all the details of Becca’s sordid pastime. When Becca swears she’s not behind the grisly new crimes, they realize the town has a second serial killer who has the sisters in his sights, and what he wants is…Carrie.


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A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town . . . and they're both next on his kill list. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. Aft A gripping thriller about a woman who must help cover the tracks of her serial killer sister -- only to discover her sibling isn't the only serial killer in town . . . and they're both next on his kill list. Carrie wants a normal life. Carrie Lawrence doesn’t need a happily ever after. She’ll just settle for “after.” After a decade of helping her sister hide her victims. After a lifetime of lies. She just wants to be safe, boring, and not trekking through the woods at night with a dead body wrapped in a carpet. Becca wants to get away with murder. Becca Lawrence doesn’t believe in happily ever after because she’s already happy. She’s gotten away with murder for a decade and has blackmailed her sister into helping her hide the evidence—what more could a girl want? But first they have to stop a serial killer. When thirteen bodies are discovered in their small town, people are shocked. But not as shocked as Carrie, who thought she knew all the details of Becca’s sordid pastime. When Becca swears she’s not behind the grisly new crimes, they realize the town has a second serial killer who has the sisters in his sights, and what he wants is…Carrie.

30 review for Look What You Made Me Do

  1. 5 out of 5

    MarilynW

    Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy, Saskia Maarleveld (Narrator) Poor Carrie Lawrence, living her life with a lying, cheating, cruel, murdering psychopathic older sister. Their parents were so afraid of Becca that they would just say, "Hm" in answer to anything she said, buy her anything she wanted, put her before anyone else, and avoid her if at all possible. When they realized she hated hot weather they moved to Arizona for good. All anyone can do it hope that they don't end up on Becca' Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy, Saskia Maarleveld (Narrator) Poor Carrie Lawrence, living her life with a lying, cheating, cruel, murdering psychopathic older sister. Their parents were so afraid of Becca that they would just say, "Hm" in answer to anything she said, buy her anything she wanted, put her before anyone else, and avoid her if at all possible. When they realized she hated hot weather they moved to Arizona for good. All anyone can do it hope that they don't end up on Becca's radar because the slightest little thing can get a person murdered by her. Carrie doesn't know when Becca started killing people but while she was still in high school, Becca made Carrie help her hide a body. Now Carrie is blackmailed into helping hide a body about once a year. When the call comes that Becca needs Carrie's assistance, she'll say she needs help moving "furniture". Carrie has always lived in fear of Becca and her psychotic moods and whims and she wants her life back. Becca is always at her house, eating her food, using her things, doing things to annoy her, never allowing Carrie to have a moment's peace because she has no idea what Becca will do next. Now Becca is really mad because another serial killer has put twelve of his bodies with Becca's last murder victim. The nerve of him moving in on her territory, taking credit for her kill! Now Becca is after this serial killer and Carrie has to help her. Becca has framed Carrie in such a way that she will get the blame for Becca's bodies, if they are found, as a way to keep Carrie under her thumb. What is a mostly innocent, blackmailed, reluctant accomplice to do? There is no one Carrie can talk to except Becca and Becca is a murderous raving lunatic. This story is funny in a dark, sick, "I can't believe you said that" way. Long suffering Carrie has no illusions that life can ever get better with Becca in it and Becca is never going to let go of Carrie. Becca loves hurting Carrie in everyway and there is no chance of Carrie getting out from under Becca's sinister domination. Carrie has lived under a cloud of fear of what Becca will do next, her entire life, and it's been a horrible way to live. Now her life has gotten more horrible because the serial killer that Becca is after seems to have set his sights on Carrie. The narration of the audiobook is really good and I'm glad that's the way I experienced this crazy story. Published July 22, 2021

  2. 4 out of 5

    Michael David

    Carrie and Becca are sisters, but their relationship is a little different than most siblings. You see, Carrie wants the regular kind of life. Work, boyfriend, home ownership. Becca, on the other hand, likes to kill. In fact, she’s a serial killer, and has killed 13 people...so far. She’s gone to extremes to get Carrie involved in helping her hide bodies...blackmailing her and making her complicit. Becca absolutely loves life, and loves ending the lives of those who cross her. However, their smal Carrie and Becca are sisters, but their relationship is a little different than most siblings. You see, Carrie wants the regular kind of life. Work, boyfriend, home ownership. Becca, on the other hand, likes to kill. In fact, she’s a serial killer, and has killed 13 people...so far. She’s gone to extremes to get Carrie involved in helping her hide bodies...blackmailing her and making her complicit. Becca absolutely loves life, and loves ending the lives of those who cross her. However, their small town is rocked when 13 bodies are discovered in the woods...and these are NOT the people Becca killed. There’s another serial killer on the loose...who likes to cut off his victims’ feet.🦶 The serial killer’s moniker? Wait for it……...Footloose! 🤣 Unfortunately for Carrie and Becca, two’s a crowd when it comes to murderers, and Footloose has his sights on them...and maybe their feet. 😂 This book was so much fun for the most part. I laughed out loud on many occasions (and I may go to Hell for that). It’s certifiably bonkers, but I just rolled with it. Becca is the worst type of person who has been manipulating Carrie all of her life...and yet, her character comes to life! Her snarky attitude is a HOOT! The book is at its strongest when Carrie and Becca are together, either hiding bodies or trying to track down this other serial killer. It’s suspenseful and deliciously fun, and their interactions are extremely compelling. The vibe changes towards the end, turning a bit more serious as things escalate at a rapid pace. Unfortunately, the identity and motive of the killer is a bit lackluster after such a buildup. Overall, I truly enjoyed this debut from Elaine Murphy, and I’ll eagerly await her followup. 3.5 stars, rounded up for the devious joy it brought me. Thank you to Grand Central Publishing for sending me a finished copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Now available. Review also posted at: https://bonkersforthebooks.wordpress.com

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sherri Thacker

    2 sisters, Becca and Carrie. Becca is a serial killer and she kills 2 people in the first 1-2 chapters so it starts off with a “bang”. Then they discover 13 more dead bodies are buried nearby, did Becca do it or is there ANOTHER serial killer on the loose? Or is it Carrie, the sister? This was a fast read and easy read. Read it in a day.

  4. 5 out of 5

    OutlawPoet

    Pure popcorn! This is just so much fun. It’s a more down and dirty ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’. Yeah, if you think about it too hard, logic starts rearing its ugly head – but no worries! The action is non-stop (some of it tongue firmly in cheek) and you won’t come up for air long enough to worry about logical things. The characters are fun – every last one of them. The plot is silly and entertaining and non-stop. And the ending is delicious. It’s not going to change your life, but you’ll definitely Pure popcorn! This is just so much fun. It’s a more down and dirty ‘My Sister the Serial Killer’. Yeah, if you think about it too hard, logic starts rearing its ugly head – but no worries! The action is non-stop (some of it tongue firmly in cheek) and you won’t come up for air long enough to worry about logical things. The characters are fun – every last one of them. The plot is silly and entertaining and non-stop. And the ending is delicious. It’s not going to change your life, but you’ll definitely enjoy the ride! *ARC via Net Galley

  5. 4 out of 5

    Trisha

    helps her serial killer sister hide the bodies? I love this. Can't wait to read it! helps her serial killer sister hide the bodies? I love this. Can't wait to read it!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Carole (Carole's Random Life)

    This review can also be found at https://carolesrandomlife.com/ I really enjoyed this book! This book sounded like it could be fun so I decided to give it a try and found it to be a very entertaining read. I was rather let down by the last book that I read that featured the sister of a serial killer so I was very happy that this one worked so well for me. Carrie just wants to lead a boring normal life. It is hard to do considering who her sister is. Carrie’s sister has a little habit of getting ri This review can also be found at https://carolesrandomlife.com/ I really enjoyed this book! This book sounded like it could be fun so I decided to give it a try and found it to be a very entertaining read. I was rather let down by the last book that I read that featured the sister of a serial killer so I was very happy that this one worked so well for me. Carrie just wants to lead a boring normal life. It is hard to do considering who her sister is. Carrie’s sister has a little habit of getting rid of anyone who creates an inconvenience in her life. When it comes time to hide the bodies, she turns to Carrie for help. So about once a year, Carrie helps her sister out and she isn’t happy about the arrangement. When bodies are discovered in her small town, Carrie fears that Becca’s crimes are finally being exposed but it turns out there is another serial killer in town who is determined to frame Carrie for his crimes. I liked Carrie. I hated how her sister, Becca, was able to manipulate her but I understood how it happened. Carrie has a lot to deal with over the course of this story and most of the time she seemed like she was the underdog but she usually proved to be resilient. The story was really exciting and there were quite a few twists and turns that kept me guessing. Just when I thought I had everything figured out the book would throw another surprise at me. I would recommend this book to others. I thought that it was really well done and I found it very hard to put down. This story entertained me from beginning to end and I definitely plan to read future books by this talented author. I received a review copy of this book from Grand Central Publishing. Initial Thoughts This was excellent and I may end up bumping my rating up to 5 stars after I have some time to think about it. I was entertained from beginning to end.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Nicole

    This book was fun and entertaining. It was a quick read. I finished it in one day. The chapters are long but you are so engrossed in the story it doesn’t matter. It reminded me of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite only darker and more entertaining. We follow a pair of sisters, Carrie and Becca. They are bonded forever because of their secret. Becca is a serial killer, and Carrie is blackmailed into helping her dispose of the bodies. They have a pretty good system going; when Bec This book was fun and entertaining. It was a quick read. I finished it in one day. The chapters are long but you are so engrossed in the story it doesn’t matter. It reminded me of My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite only darker and more entertaining. We follow a pair of sisters, Carrie and Becca. They are bonded forever because of their secret. Becca is a serial killer, and Carrie is blackmailed into helping her dispose of the bodies. They have a pretty good system going; when Becca needs help “moving” Carrie is right there. However the rules change on their last move. Someone is watching. “Footloose”, nicknamed because he cuts off the foot of his victims, is after Carrie. What he wants is unclear but if anyone can help her figure it out its Becca. After all, it takes one to know one, right?

  8. 4 out of 5

    Summer Reads

    3.5 stars rounded up Carrie has spent the past 10 years hiding her sister Becca’s secrets...... and bodies. Every year for the past 10 years, Becca has murdered someone new. With each new victim, Becca forces Carrie to help her dispose of the body. Recently though, the police discovered a grave of 13 bodies. Becca claims that she had nothing to do with this recent discovery and thinks it has to be another serial killer in town. Look What You Made Me Do is a very fun and fast read. The nonstop act 3.5 stars rounded up Carrie has spent the past 10 years hiding her sister Becca’s secrets...... and bodies. Every year for the past 10 years, Becca has murdered someone new. With each new victim, Becca forces Carrie to help her dispose of the body. Recently though, the police discovered a grave of 13 bodies. Becca claims that she had nothing to do with this recent discovery and thinks it has to be another serial killer in town. Look What You Made Me Do is a very fun and fast read. The nonstop action and suspense had me switching between gripping my pillow until I was white-knuckled or biting my nails off! The twists and turns had me second-guessing everything and everyone. Not only is this book a wild thriller read, but it's also filled with lots of dark humor. I liked the dynamic between the sisters and I found both of their characters to be very dimensional. Elaine Murphy is a very skilled thriller author. This was such a fun and entertaining read that I found it impossible to put down. Every time I decided to take a break from reading it something would happen and I had to keep going. Ultimately I ended up finishing it in one sitting. Many thanks to Grand Central Publishing for the gifted copy!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dana

    This was a CRAZY ride from start to finish!! Becca is a serial killer. Her sister Carrie, an accessory after the fact, helps Becca dispose of the bodies. Or as she likes to call it, "move furniture" ... This has been going on for years. The two sisters remaining completely undetected. That is until thirteen bodies are discovered. Bodies Becca swears aren't hers. So where did they come from?... This was such an entertaining read. There were two plots that I had completely wrong. I'm always happy w This was a CRAZY ride from start to finish!! Becca is a serial killer. Her sister Carrie, an accessory after the fact, helps Becca dispose of the bodies. Or as she likes to call it, "move furniture" ... This has been going on for years. The two sisters remaining completely undetected. That is until thirteen bodies are discovered. Bodies Becca swears aren't hers. So where did they come from?... This was such an entertaining read. There were two plots that I had completely wrong. I'm always happy when a book completely has me fooled. The ending was wild! Huge thank you to Grand Central Publishing for my gifted copy!!

  10. 5 out of 5

    Jamie

    3.5 stars, this was a super quick, interesting thriller. Surrounding female serial killers! Interesting premise but a little unbelievable, however the plot moved along so fast I hardly had time to even think about it. I enjoyed the characters and the writing was good. Thanks to Edelweiss and Grand Central Publishing for my advanced ebook copy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    M. Reads Books and Fics

    This book was so addictive! I couldn’t stop reading. What I enjoyed the most about this book is how human even Becca, the sister serial killer, is. This is one of those books that grips you until the end. I had to sit down to read this book in one day, unable to stop because I wanted answers. I love how this author writes, and I am excited to pick up more of her books. Thanks to GCP for sharing a finished copy with me!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Carol

    Carrie has a secret. Her sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie has another secret. She helps her sister hide the bodies. This is a very easy read that flows nicely. Jam packed with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. "Look What You Made Me Do” is unique in a deep sea of psychological and serial killer thrillers. It’s disturbing and twisted, filled with palpable tension and white-knuckle moments. This book is non-stop action, creating a thrilling ride that quickly enga Carrie has a secret. Her sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie has another secret. She helps her sister hide the bodies. This is a very easy read that flows nicely. Jam packed with twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat. "Look What You Made Me Do” is unique in a deep sea of psychological and serial killer thrillers. It’s disturbing and twisted, filled with palpable tension and white-knuckle moments. This book is non-stop action, creating a thrilling ride that quickly engages the reader. I’ve never read anything by this author before...but this won’t be my last one.

  13. 4 out of 5

    oohlalabooks

    One word crazy - crazy characters, crazy story, crazy ride! Carrie Lawrence is one year younger than her sister Becca, whereas Becca is outgoing, flashy, and psychotic - Carrie is quiet, straight laced, and an upstanding citizen. Becca is a serial killer, killing one every year for ten years, and makes Carrie help with the disposal of the bodies. Becca’s recent body is discovered by police along with the grave of thirteen bodies. There’s another serial killer & he’s coming after Carrie! Thank yo One word crazy - crazy characters, crazy story, crazy ride! Carrie Lawrence is one year younger than her sister Becca, whereas Becca is outgoing, flashy, and psychotic - Carrie is quiet, straight laced, and an upstanding citizen. Becca is a serial killer, killing one every year for ten years, and makes Carrie help with the disposal of the bodies. Becca’s recent body is discovered by police along with the grave of thirteen bodies. There’s another serial killer & he’s coming after Carrie! Thank you to NetGalley and Grand Central Publishing for a gifted copy. This is my honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Ƥiya

    Am I adding this book to my tbr just because of that title? ...Yes But sister helps another sister hide a murder/body sounds awesome!! Am I adding this book to my tbr just because of that title? ...Yes But sister helps another sister hide a murder/body sounds awesome!!

  15. 4 out of 5

    Elaine Murphy

    Thanks for checking out my book! Here’s what to expect: *sisters *snark *serial killers *murder carpets *am I wrong for laughing at this *no, it’s fine, everything’s fine *feet #dark comedy #crime #thriller Original artwork courtesy of Gadtoons on Fiverr Thanks for checking out my book! Here’s what to expect: *sisters *snark *serial killers *murder carpets *am I wrong for laughing at this *no, it’s fine, everything’s fine *feet #dark comedy #crime #thriller Original artwork courtesy of Gadtoons on Fiverr

  16. 5 out of 5

    Elaine

    Look What You Made Me Do is the second book I've read to feature a female serial killer and the sister who knows about it. If there are more books with this theme, I'm not sure I want to read it since I've been disappointed twice over. The premise wasn't bad; a serial killing sister and her sibling accomplice discovers there is another serial killer amongst them, and his or her next target are the Lawrence sisters. It soon became clear this wouldn't live up to my expectations. Yes, they're hig Look What You Made Me Do is the second book I've read to feature a female serial killer and the sister who knows about it. If there are more books with this theme, I'm not sure I want to read it since I've been disappointed twice over. The premise wasn't bad; a serial killing sister and her sibling accomplice discovers there is another serial killer amongst them, and his or her next target are the Lawrence sisters. It soon became clear this wouldn't live up to my expectations. Yes, they're high, but still...I'm a reader. Engage me! ** Minor not scary spoilers ahead ** My biggest gripe is that Becca Lawrence is an unbelievable, unrealistic serial killer. Naturally, she's gorgeous, because there are so many stunning serial killers roaming the United States. You can barely swing your arms around without hitting a hottie murderer in the face! This isn't about murder and serial killers; this is about family dynamics, sibling relationships, how Carrie is a doormat and Becca has been walking all over her since they could speak. The identity of the serial killer is also a big letdown; talk about unremarkable and unmemorable people. Jeez! And the reason he kills is just as lame as who the serial killer is. I'm still not sure how Carrie fools the serial killer; it sounded convoluted and if you're fooled by your own trap, you deserve to get sliced and diced. And the way Becca gets taken out? Just desserts? or just lame? How about both? I didn't like anyone, definitely not Becca and Carrie, definitely not the pathetic second serial killer prowling their small town, and the end was predictably lame. I called it.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ti.Me

    Forced for years into being an accessory in her sister Becca's morbid hobby, Carrie has mastered the art of lying and hiding her emotions. Now, the most recent body is discovered by police - plus many other bodies her sister swears she didn't kill. There's ANOTHER serial killer in their small town and Becca sets out to find him. Carrie reluctantly cooperates, and things go downhill fast. 4 twisted stars Forced for years into being an accessory in her sister Becca's morbid hobby, Carrie has mastered the art of lying and hiding her emotions. Now, the most recent body is discovered by police - plus many other bodies her sister swears she didn't kill. There's ANOTHER serial killer in their small town and Becca sets out to find him. Carrie reluctantly cooperates, and things go downhill fast. 4 twisted stars

  18. 5 out of 5

    Em

    Alright, does everyone know this is Julianna Keyes writing under a pseudonym? Well, if that was a secret...oops? I mention this little detail only because I am a BIG FAN of Ms. Keyes and I love most of her books. So, I was predisposed to like this one too, despite the fact it's not a romance and slightly bonkers. About that bonkers. Carrie, our narrator, has a very messy life. She's in a job she likes but isn't all that exciting, she's in a relationship with a guy who's great but she's anxious ab Alright, does everyone know this is Julianna Keyes writing under a pseudonym? Well, if that was a secret...oops? I mention this little detail only because I am a BIG FAN of Ms. Keyes and I love most of her books. So, I was predisposed to like this one too, despite the fact it's not a romance and slightly bonkers. About that bonkers. Carrie, our narrator, has a very messy life. She's in a job she likes but isn't all that exciting, she's in a relationship with a guy who's great but she's anxious about getting too close to, and she has a side gig helping her psycho sister hide the bodies of her victims. Hold up. You didn't read the blurb? Sorry, not sorry. Yep, Carrie's sister is a serial killer. And her victims are mostly people she's annoyed with. So, Carrie mostly keeps her complaints about the people in her life (co-workers; boyfriends; anyone) to herself in a futile effort to keep Becca from killing them. Okay, but what's that about the serial killer sister and body hiding thing? Oh, yeah, Becca is a lying psychopath who LITERALLY gets away with murder. And after Carrie helps her hide the first body, she gets blackmailed by Becca into hiding all the rest. Shit luck for real, amiright? But things take an even crappier turn when someone spots them discarding a body and decides Carrie might be better as their serial killer bestie! Beat it, Becca. Slow your roll. I'm getting ahead of myself. There's another serial killer in town! Carries learns Becca has company after the police locate a body, and then another body, and then...the police find 13 bodies! And since they're all missing {spoiler alert}! and Carrie's sure Becca's victims weren't missing a {spoiler alert} as they carried them out for disposal in Becca's murder carpet, Carrie is convinced they aren't Becca's victims. Then Serial killer number 2 starts targeting Carrie - for murder? For funsies? Carrie has no idea BUT she's scared out of her mind and so she turns to the only other serial killer she knows for help. Ahem. Creepy, mean, and slightly hilarious Becca has ideas and thoughts and is annoyed someone is playing in her sandbox. She convinces Carrie that they should catch the killer themselves. Look What You Made Me Do is brilliantly bizonkers and creepy and awful and terrible and even though I felt terrible reading it, I couldn't put it down. The story doesn't play out in ways you expect, and is so gleefully wrong, it's right. Does that make sense? Nope, it doesn't. And neither does the idea of 2 prolific serial killers in one small town. Or victims who become victimizers because. Wow. That's a weird sentence. Perfect; this is a weird story. Which, by the way, I recommend. With reservations, of course. Some of this might be triggering. Or gross. Or any squeamy thing you can think of.

  19. 5 out of 5

    ABookwormWithWine

    Thank you to Elaine Murphy for getting the song Look What You Made Do by Taylor Swift stuck in my head for weeks now. Did you do this on purpose? I don't think I will ever know but an earworm it has become. Look What You Made Me Do made me think of My Sister, the Serial Killer which I haven't read but clearly by the title seems similar. I can't speak to how they compare but this book was propulsively readable from the very first page and there wasn't really ever a dull moment. I don't normally u Thank you to Elaine Murphy for getting the song Look What You Made Do by Taylor Swift stuck in my head for weeks now. Did you do this on purpose? I don't think I will ever know but an earworm it has become. Look What You Made Me Do made me think of My Sister, the Serial Killer which I haven't read but clearly by the title seems similar. I can't speak to how they compare but this book was propulsively readable from the very first page and there wasn't really ever a dull moment. I don't normally use the term popcorn read, but that's really what this was, and it was pure fun to read. I loved the dynamic between Carrie and Becca simply because I knew Carrie had it in her to be so much more than she was with her sister. And honestly reading about Carrie helping Becca bury bodies was just interesting to read about. I loved listening to the audiobook, and I swear it made this even more fun to read. The narrator is Saskia Maarleveld whom I have had the pleasure of listening to quite a few times now, and she never disappoints. She is honestly becoming another of my favorite narrators, and if you decide to listen to the audio you will not be disappointed. The book and audiobook are very short, with the audio being less than 9 hours total. I would already say it was short because of that, but it really is a super quick read and I found myself wishing I wouldn't have had to put it down. I had never heard of Murphy before and it took me forever to figure out Look What You Made Me Do is her debut novel (thank you Elaine for linking your blog to your website), but that goes to show how great of a writer she is. My only caveat ended up being I thought it was a tad repetitive at times, but besides that I LOVED IT. I can't wait to see what Murphy writes next and I sure hope it doesn't take long!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rebekah Reads

    Blog post: https://rebekahreads.ca/look-what-you... Bookstagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUDGTigr4i0/ Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy was a fun “popcorn thriller” (as Abby from CBTB likes to say!) following two sisters who couldn’t be any more different from each other. Carrie wants (and pretends to have) a normal life where she lives happily in her own home with her boyfriend and a nine-to-five job, while Becca, on the other hand, is a psychopath and simply wants to kill people Blog post: https://rebekahreads.ca/look-what-you... Bookstagram post: https://www.instagram.com/p/CUDGTigr4i0/ Look What You Made Me Do by Elaine Murphy was a fun “popcorn thriller” (as Abby from CBTB likes to say!) following two sisters who couldn’t be any more different from each other. Carrie wants (and pretends to have) a normal life where she lives happily in her own home with her boyfriend and a nine-to-five job, while Becca, on the other hand, is a psychopath and simply wants to kill people. As much as Carrie tries to have a normal life, for the past ten years she has been manipulated and roped into helping her sister hide the bodies of the people she’s killed. Carrie has no choice but to help, because can you ever really say no to a serial killer? So far, the two of them have managed to get away with it. However, things get a little murky when thirteen bodies are discovered in the woods who are NOT Becca’s victims. There seems to be another serial killer in this small town and as the police begin to investigate, it becomes clear that this new killer has their eyes set on framing Becca and Carrie. What follows is a fun and unpredictable cat-and-mouse game. I had NO idea what to expect going into this book. When I first heard what it was about I was SO intrigued because it’s such an interesting premise—can you even imagine what it would be like to cover up a family member’s horrific crimes for ten years!? I definitely can’t! This book was such a fun, quick and engaging read. The writing was captivating, the story often had me on the edge of my seat, and the dialogue between the two sisters was really entertaining. I loved the way Carrie would describe and talk about her sister; the way she could explain just how well she knew her and what she needed to do/act/say in order to avoid certain situations. There were also a few twists that completely shocked me! I definitely recommend this book if you’re looking for a different, but also entertaining thriller! Thank you so much to @grandcentralpub for gifting me this fun thriller in exchange for an honest review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Kayla (krakentoagoodbook)

    Actual rating: 3.5 stars This had a really fun, dark premise. I thought it was a very fresh idea! The pacing was a little slow at times, but it really ramps up towards the end to the point where I just had to keep reading. It definitely had some surprises! I didn't predict who the killer was or some of the things that happened, so I appreciated that I wasn't able to guess everything. I also really like the choices that were made here in terms of the direction this story went. In terms of the char Actual rating: 3.5 stars This had a really fun, dark premise. I thought it was a very fresh idea! The pacing was a little slow at times, but it really ramps up towards the end to the point where I just had to keep reading. It definitely had some surprises! I didn't predict who the killer was or some of the things that happened, so I appreciated that I wasn't able to guess everything. I also really like the choices that were made here in terms of the direction this story went. In terms of the characters, we mostly deal with Becca and Carrie. They certainly have an interesting relationship! Becca is SUPER manipulative and not a good person (obviously - she's a serial killer). At the same time, she thinks that these moments are a bonding experience between sisters. It's interesting to see how their dynamic changes as the serial killer hunts Carrie. Carrie starts off being rather meek and doesn't stand up for herself, but she's really allowed to grow over the course of the book. I really enjoyed her character arc and definitely rooted for her! The killer was an enjoyable, twisted villain as well. I had a good time with this and would recommend it to those looking for a fun read about serial killers! Content warnings for manipulative relationships, death, torture, and serial killers I received a copy of this for review from the publisher via NetGalley - thank you! All opinions are my own.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    I found this story 50/50 unlikely and chillingly entertaining at the same time. As long as I didn't try to analyse it too hard it was ok. But not brilliant. It sort of checks off multiple boxes for the psychopath trait list. "Superficial charm" being the most predominant one. Becca's weapon of choice being a car made me ask so many questions. Like, for a start, how do you always make sure that the victim is somewhere you can run them over? How do you make sure all victims are gullible enough to a I found this story 50/50 unlikely and chillingly entertaining at the same time. As long as I didn't try to analyse it too hard it was ok. But not brilliant. It sort of checks off multiple boxes for the psychopath trait list. "Superficial charm" being the most predominant one. Becca's weapon of choice being a car made me ask so many questions. Like, for a start, how do you always make sure that the victim is somewhere you can run them over? How do you make sure all victims are gullible enough to actually meet you at an abandoned parking lot in the middle of the night with no witnesses? Do they all just stand still and patiently wait for you to run them over? Oh, and how do you manage to trade in 10+ cars that should have been at least partially damaged without anyone wondering wtf you're up to? Is car insurance not a mandatory thing in the US? I have no clue... Anyway, the murder house made me zone out a bit and I think the actual appearance of Footloose was what pushed me to not really enjoying this book as much as I had before, when he was just a nameless threat. The elaborate "game" took the whole thing a bit too far into Saw territory and horror movie land, but not in a good way. H.H. Holmes says hi, by the way. He's unimpressed. Poor Carrie being a psycho magnet felt like a really dark joke after a while. I didn't know if I was supposed to suspend my disbelief or just plainly laugh at how unlucky she turned out to be. Trying to do both at the same time just made me somewhat confused. I sort of agreed with Footloose (and yes, that is a horrible nickname) that Becca turned out to be a really big, fat disappointment. But instead Carrie levelled up. I guess. Uhm ... Unsure if I'll try this author again.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kajree Gautom

    It was the blurb of this book that really drew me in. Serial killer sister and other helping to dump off bodies and then another serial killer hunting them both? It sounded like the perfect thriller. And for most parts, it was. Becca is a serial killer. And Carrie helps her when she has to dump the bodies. For so long, no one's found any bodies and they're fine. Carrie wants to cut free now. However, when more than dozens of bodies are found, with the announcement of a new serial killer running It was the blurb of this book that really drew me in. Serial killer sister and other helping to dump off bodies and then another serial killer hunting them both? It sounded like the perfect thriller. And for most parts, it was. Becca is a serial killer. And Carrie helps her when she has to dump the bodies. For so long, no one's found any bodies and they're fine. Carrie wants to cut free now. However, when more than dozens of bodies are found, with the announcement of a new serial killer running about who wants Carrie, things are about to get heated. Ok this book!! I think it was so funny in the first half - as in, comedic relief that brought me joy. Becca was an absolute delight of a character and brought only sparks to the book. Her reasons for killing and her characteristic as a whole just appealed to me so much and I loved her. Carrie, on the other hand, is more of a reserved and shy girl. I did love her POV and loved the contrast between the two. Reading about this deranged sibling relationship was fun. And for half of the book, the suspense and thrill and mystery were all on point, so much that it kept me awake to reach the end. However, however - (view spoiler)[ The climax didn't do it for me. Although it was an interesting take and pretty cruel, I just didn't vibe. Having a sadistic person / killer seek out Carrie because he'd seen her dump bodies was just - idk, plain. Very dumb. I don't know why but I was kind of hoping for it to be the boyfriend, you know, which might have been super interesting. Because maybe Becca had killed one of his close someone and he wanted to take revenge or something. Idk, lol, it's the most generic reason but still. The extra random dude didn't feel nice. And then, the end climax was also resolved very quickly. We went from having Carrie kidnapped to her finding a way out just too quickly, which is why that part didn't hold much of an impact on me. It was rushed and quick and the descriptions kinda over the place and just there. I also didn't like the way Becca died. I feel like she deserved a better ending, or perhaps be not dead, maybe survive and then have her deeds spilled? Something, you know. Becca was my favorite character and her death was a disgrace. She would have fought. (hide spoiler)] Overall, I did have a fun time reading this book. I think it's a decent thriller and enjoyable.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Peter DeWolf

    This was entertaining and grisly. A fair number of plot points didn’t stand up to close scrutiny (for example, considering all the unscheduled and unannounced time Carrie took off of work, why did she keep her job?), but I waved my hands and kept reading; I really wanted to see where things were going to go. Becca’s and Carrie’s relationship was the best part. But, since no good deed goes unpunished, the twist of an ending was predictable. I started reading before going to bed, but I am glad I fin This was entertaining and grisly. A fair number of plot points didn’t stand up to close scrutiny (for example, considering all the unscheduled and unannounced time Carrie took off of work, why did she keep her job?), but I waved my hands and kept reading; I really wanted to see where things were going to go. Becca’s and Carrie’s relationship was the best part. But, since no good deed goes unpunished, the twist of an ending was predictable. I started reading before going to bed, but I am glad I finished it after I’d gotten up the next morning; I’ll need some time to get past some of the imagery!

  25. 4 out of 5

    Megan W. (pnwbookworm)

    This was such a fun, surprising read that I really enjoyed! There are a few parts that are a bit unbelievable but the story is so fast paced and fun that you can gloss over those and still enjoy the read. I loved how unique this one was was. There are so many thrillers that follow the same pattern but this one was refreshing. It was also funny, so if dark humor is your thing, it is definitely worth checking out!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Cari

    I am so jealous of everyone else who still gets to read this book for the first time. I picked it up on a rainy weekend when I wanted something quick and absorbing - then I ended up saving the last half of it for a day when I knew I would have time to binge-read it. While the thriller plot is exciting, the true heart of the story is Carrie, the younger sister of sociopath Becca. Becca's been making Carrie "move furniture" with her for years - making her help hide the bodies of all the people she I am so jealous of everyone else who still gets to read this book for the first time. I picked it up on a rainy weekend when I wanted something quick and absorbing - then I ended up saving the last half of it for a day when I knew I would have time to binge-read it. While the thriller plot is exciting, the true heart of the story is Carrie, the younger sister of sociopath Becca. Becca's been making Carrie "move furniture" with her for years - making her help hide the bodies of all the people she's killed. Becca likes to mow people down with her car and make them disappear. But Becca's not the only serial killer in the sleepy town of Brampton, Maine - and when the police discover the bodies "Footloose" has hidden, Carrie becomes trapped in a deadly game of cat and mouse. To give much detail about the character development would give away the awesome twists, but let's just say Carrie has a powerful arc and is truly changed by the end of the novel - which is what we all want for our characters, right? I'm looking forward to seeing more work from Murphy. Great suggestion for fans of Samantha Downing and Peter Swanson.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie G.

    Thank you Netgalley for this eARC in return for an honest review. Carrie has a secret. Her sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie has another secret. She helps her sister hide the bodies. When several bodies are found in a location that Carrie is unaware of, she begins to wonder if Beeca is going solo or worse...a second serial killer is in their town. Strange things start to happen to Carrie and she wonders if Becca is up to her psychotic games until she realizes there IS a second serial killer Thank you Netgalley for this eARC in return for an honest review. Carrie has a secret. Her sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie has another secret. She helps her sister hide the bodies. When several bodies are found in a location that Carrie is unaware of, she begins to wonder if Beeca is going solo or worse...a second serial killer is in their town. Strange things start to happen to Carrie and she wonders if Becca is up to her psychotic games until she realizes there IS a second serial killer and they want Carrie! Fast paced, edge of your seat book. I couldn't stop thinking about what was going to happen when I wasn't reading it and that's why I'm giving it 5 ⭐

  28. 5 out of 5

    Tina

    Carrie’s older sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie is her unwilling accessory after-the-fact, helping her sister dispose of the bodies after the murderous deeds are done. It’s not that she wants to help Becca. She doesn’t. It’s not that she does it out of love. It’s not that either. It’s fear that — if she refused to help or if she went to the police — she would be pinned as the serial killer instead. When the police discover bodies in a local park that Carrie never knew about, she worries th Carrie’s older sister Becca is a serial killer. Carrie is her unwilling accessory after-the-fact, helping her sister dispose of the bodies after the murderous deeds are done. It’s not that she wants to help Becca. She doesn’t. It’s not that she does it out of love. It’s not that either. It’s fear that — if she refused to help or if she went to the police — she would be pinned as the serial killer instead. When the police discover bodies in a local park that Carrie never knew about, she worries that Becca has more victims than the ones she helped bury. But it quickly becomes clear that there’s a second serial killer in their small little town, and this one is after Carrie. She must now work with Becca to uncover his identity before she becomes one of his victims. Carrie only wants a peaceful, boring life free of serial killers. Becca wants to eliminate the competition. Horrifyingly twisted, offbeat, and darkly humorous in its own way, “Look What You Made Me Do” by Elaine Murphy puts a different spin on serial killer thrillers. While a lot of books in this genre focus on the POV of either the victims or the serial killer, “Look What You Made Me Do” is told from the perspective of the killer’s sister who’s made complicit in the murders when her sister forces her to help dispose of the bodies. Gory and bone chilling at times, it makes you turn your head to clear your mind of certain scenes — and to let your stomach settle. However, it also makes you question how far sibling bonds can be stretched, and if someone forced to help cover up a psychopath’s crimes suffers from some psychopathy of their own. After all, Carrie could have gone to the police at any time, but never did. “Look What You Made Me Do” is a book that sucks you in slowly, not immediately like others do. Extremely lengthy chapters slow down the pace and make it hard to get swept up in any action. It takes the second serial killer actively entering the story to actually hook you. That occurs sometime in the fourth chapter, but considering the first two chapters alone are 21 minutes and 24 minutes respectively, it feels like it takes forever. That said, it’s worth the wait if you can stick it out. The story eventually becomes so compelling, your urgent need to find out what happens next becomes the pacesetter rather than the story itself. “Look What You Made Me Do” is unique in a deep sea of psychological and serial killer thrillers. It’s disturbing and twisted, filled with palpable tension and white-knuckle moments. It’s unsettling and unpredictable, especially with the twists that come as you start to near the end. The book takes you in directions you’d never expect, but it makes it well worth the read. If you’re a fan of serial killer thrillers like I am, this might be one that you’ll enjoy. Thank you to Grand Central Publishing and Elaine Murphy for the gifted eARC.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Jenny M

    Finally a thriller novel with a new spin! After reading so many thriller novels that have similar plots, it was refreshing to find a read with a storyline I hadn’t seen before. I was hooked from the first page. It’s a quick-paced read that will keep you on your toes, wondering “whodunit”. The novel was filled with many twists and turns, but I honestly did not predict any of them! I find many thriller novels super predictable these days, but Look What You Made Me Do seriously kept me on the edge Finally a thriller novel with a new spin! After reading so many thriller novels that have similar plots, it was refreshing to find a read with a storyline I hadn’t seen before. I was hooked from the first page. It’s a quick-paced read that will keep you on your toes, wondering “whodunit”. The novel was filled with many twists and turns, but I honestly did not predict any of them! I find many thriller novels super predictable these days, but Look What You Made Me Do seriously kept me on the edge of my seat! I recommend this novel without any reserves to any thriller/suspense fan - you will not be disappointed. Welcome to the thriller world, Elaine Murphy! I cannot wait to see what other works you publish!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Sunshine

    "ɪ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴏɴᴇ’ꜱ ᴡᴏʀꜱᴇ: ᴍʏ ꜱɪꜱᴛᴇʀ’ꜱ ᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɪɴꜱᴀɴᴇ ꜱᴇʀɪᴀʟ ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ɪ ᴀʟʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴏʀ ꜱʜᴇ ʜᴀꜱ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴏɴ?" Carrie's sister Becca is a serial killer and she helps her dispose off bodies. Carrie is afraid of Becca, so she can't help being accomplice in her sister's crime. Everything goes south when new bodies being discovered, work of another serial killer. And then game of cat and mouse begin as sisters tried to find the another serial killer. It was an easy read for me. This on "ɪ ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ ᴡʜɪᴄʜ ᴏɴᴇ’ꜱ ᴡᴏʀꜱᴇ: ᴍʏ ꜱɪꜱᴛᴇʀ’ꜱ ᴀɴ ᴇᴠᴇɴ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ɪɴꜱᴀɴᴇ ꜱᴇʀɪᴀʟ ᴋɪʟʟᴇʀ ᴛʜᴀɴ ɪ ᴀʟʀᴇᴀᴅʏ ᴛʜᴏᴜɢʜᴛ ᴏʀ ꜱʜᴇ ʜᴀꜱ ᴄᴏᴍᴘᴇᴛɪᴛɪᴏɴ?" Carrie's sister Becca is a serial killer and she helps her dispose off bodies. Carrie is afraid of Becca, so she can't help being accomplice in her sister's crime. Everything goes south when new bodies being discovered, work of another serial killer. And then game of cat and mouse begin as sisters tried to find the another serial killer. It was an easy read for me. This one grabbed my attention since the very first page. Characters were so much fun to read. The title "Look What You Made Me Do" fits perfect with the storyline. The ending was AMAZING! I would recommend to anyone who loves popcorn 🍿 thriller :)

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