Book Review: Running in Circles

Title: Running in Circles

By: Laurèn Lee

Genre: Psychological Thriller


Ladies Beware… There’s a serial killer out there!

Stone City is a quiet town in rural Illinois with a crime rate of practically zero, that is until, a serial killer materializes and begins to wreak havoc by murdering the town’s beautiful, brunette women.

After he strikes, all that’s left is a long line of bodies with toe tags and heartbroken families.

As the fatalities add up, citizens of Stone City panic and pressure the local authorities to put the culprit behind bars.

Sheriff Earl Davis and his loyal lieutenant, Ricky Jensen, will stop at nothing to catch the killer, even if it means sacrificing everything to save their town.

Author Bio:

Laurèn Lee was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She loves hockey, chicken wings and spending time with family, friends and her boyfriend.

Reading and writing are her life’s passions and becoming an author is her ultimate dream. Charlotte’s Pact is her debut novel and the first book in the series, “Demons in New York.” When Houses Burn is her first full-length novel and tells the story of a serial killer and his attempt to seduce his therapist.

As a child, Laurèn became enamored with the Harry Potter series. As an adult, she loves psychological thrillers and mysteries with a twist.

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Rating: 4.5 out of 5


Laurèn Lee is at it again with her newest novel Running in Circles!

Have you ever wondered why a serial killer becomes a serial killer? How one could be pushed so far to the edge of killing someone? But not just one person … a number of people? What was their childhood like? Their parents? Their friends? Can we blame the serial killer … entirely?

These are questions that often baffle us when we learn about serial killers, we want all the answers and sometimes, we just aren’t rewarded with them.

Laurèn Lee, however, has written the perfect book for you!

A serial killer is on the loose in Stone City and it’s up to Sheriff Earl Davis, lieutenant Ryan Jensen, and you—the reader—to put together the pieces and figure out who is responsible for bringing tragedy to their small town.

I found my heart breaking and justifying some of the serial killers actions as I learned more about their past and their motives for future murders. Laurèn Lee had me questioning about how I’ve treated people in the past and how I treat people now, while answering all the questions I’ve had. This serial killer may be fictional, but it burns the questions into your mind on previous serial killers … and even those in the future.

You never know what someone is going through, what could be their final push, and what they are capable of. We always claim that no one we know could ever be a serial killer … but the town Sheriff’s department in Stone City are forced to ask all the difficult questions, even the ones that seem unfathomable.

So do yourself a favor, treat yourself to this book and join Earl and Ryan in their investigation. Do you think you can figure out who the serial killer is before them? My guess is probably not, but that’s half the fun! I promise you won’t regret it!

Chelsea Lauren

Chelsea Lauren is addicted to drinking coffee, writing in cafes, and walking the beach. A New York native, she recently moved to Melbourne, FL and found having conversations with her character’s on the beach is the perfect cure to writer’s block. To learn more about her, check out “About Me.” Her debut novel, Underneath the Whiskey, is now available on Amazon.

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