Book Review Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

Feb 192019

Kill Switch (Devil’s Night Book 3) by Penelope Douglas

“I’ve done far worse than what I went to prison for. She has no idea how bad this can get.”


Sending him to prison was the worst thing I could’ve done. It didn’t matter that he did the crime or that I wished he was dead. Perhaps I thought I’d have time to disappear before he got out or he’d cool off in jail and be anything but the horror he was.

But I was wrong. Three years came and went too fast, and now he’s anything but calm. Prison only gave him time to plan.

And while I anticipated his vengeance, I didn’t expect this.

He doesn’t want to make me hurt. He wants to make everything hurt.


First thing’s first. Get rid of her daddy. He told them I forced her. He told them his little girl was a victim, but I was a kid, too, and she wanted it just as much as I did.

Step two… Give her, her sister, and her mother nowhere to run and no fuel to escape. The Ashby women are alone now and desperate for a knight in shining armor.

But that’s not what’s coming.

No, it’s time I listened to my father and took control of my future. It’s time I showed them all—my family, her family, my friends—that I will never change and that I have no other ambition than to be the nightmare of their lives.

Starting with her.

She’ll be so scared, she won’t even be safe in her own head by the time I’m done with her. And the best part is I won’t have to break into her home to do it.

As the new man of the house I have all the keys.

Kill Switch is a romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It is advised to read Corrupt (Devil’s Night #1) and Hideaway (Devil’s Night #2) prior to reading this book. Both are available on Kindle Unlimited.

Title: Kill Switch
Author: Penelope Douglas
Publication Date: February 9th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance; Mystery; Dark Content
Format: Kindle (522 pages)
Rating: 10/10

The strangest thing happened when I started reading Kill Switch: I started liking Damon! Never thought that would be possible. It blows my mind how Penelope Douglas’ brilliant mind can make you switch so damn hard. Though I understand Damian’s reasons for being who he is, and his internal struggles, there were things I never did see coming. Even the secrets I kind of suspected, they were twisted in a way to sidetrack you again.

Awesome book!!!!

As I follow all of Penelope Douglas’ media news, I saw that some people asked if they can skip Corrupt to Hideaway or skip Hideaway to read the third book Kill Switch. I strongly advise you now to skip any! Read Corrupt, the dark and twisted story of how it all started. It’s important to have the background stories straight, and the series is too damn good to overlook. Furthermore, if you feel Corrupt brings more than you can handle, be sure the rest of them will be darker and more twisted.

Penelope Douglas in one of my favorite authors and I fall in love with her Fall Away series.

Devil’s Night series is so dark and twisted that it makes you love it even if you struggle to judge what is happening in the books. It’s very unpredictable, with inter-human relationships taken to another level. And best part? No judging, and you’ll like it.

Winter Ashby is seen as a small, weak, blind girl, but Damon sees the real her, and they hide away from the real world. Even if he makes her fall in love with him by pretending to be someone else, we’re talking about Damon here! That’s a minimal offense.

“Enjoy your freedom while it lasts, Winter Ashby, because we’re not done,” Damon warned in a low voice that snaked through my ear, taunting me. “Grow up, learn things, and have fun in high school, but don’t change the little girl who loves it ‘in the black’, because I like you there, too. And I will be back for what’s mine when you’re old enough for bigger things.”

On a side note, the fact that the author goes back and forth with years before and present, makes you keep up with how the others are doing as well. I think for me would have been a bit confusing if I haven’t re-read Corrupt and Hideaway before to have everything fresh.

“Our life is a series of plans,” she finally said. “Days, weeks, months, years… And then, there are moments. Moments you don’t see coming and you don’t plan, but everything you need, all the things you want to feel, are in that moment.”

I loved the connection between Rika and Damon, no spoilers here, just peaking your interest. FYI there are more horsemen on this play and it’s crazy awesome!
“the beauty in life is what we live for, and it’s everywhere. You just have to look closer.”

Don’t forget to check out the Kill Switch Excerpt #1 on Penelope Douglas’ website or Kill Switch Excerpt #2

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