REVIEW: JUST THINGS. BY ERIN LEE

Sometimes, the cravings just take over.

Jimmie Putnam is an ordinary man by any measure. By day, he works as a law clerk. At night, when he can’t fight the cravings, he becomes a collector. He takes great care of his human Things; buying them cherry lipstick and reading to them from his journal. When they’ve been on their best behavior, he even takes them out of his freezers…

Sometimes, the need is just too deep.

Florel Ross has been mostly invisible since the death of her twin, who died twenty years ago at the hands of a serial killer. Obsessed with justice, Florel is willing to risk anything for the answers she craves: What goes on in the mind of a serial killer?

When the two yearnings collide, will it be justice or just Things?

I made a point of not reading anything about this book before I started it. This is a very cleverly written story of a criminal profiler and a serial killer. They are similar and yet so different.
The book is written in a very interesting way, party diary, part case notes and in dual P.O.V. I was hooked from the first page and could feel the character Jimmie, getting under my skin.
It is a real page turner and if it hadn’t been for other commitments, I would have finished this book in one sitting. (A bit like my favorite ice cream)
The author has created something very unique within the pages of ‘Just Things’. As I was reading, I found myself really thinking about the human condition and what makes us all tick.
A very thought provoking read in my opinion, and I look forward to the next book in the series; which I understand will be released soon.
There is nothing about this book I didn’t love. It reminded me of something my dad used to tell me when I was growing up. The real monsters are the ones hidden in plain site. Take notice, you never know who is out there with you.

5 STARS

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