Audiobook Review: Kill Switch (Devils Night, #3). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“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

“Fear, falling, release, excitement, risk, danger, freedom”

The following ratings are out of 5:
Audio/Narration: 🎧🎧🎧🎧
Romance: 💚💙💜🖤❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📘📗📕📙📘
World building: 🌏🌏🌍🌏🌎
Character development: 😎🤨🙂🙃🤓

The Hero: Damon Torrence – Went to prison for three years for raping Winter. Though it wasn’t rape, she had been willing but underage while he was 19. Her father was the Mayor who hated Damon. Damon is one of The Four Horsemen (former kings of their high school).

The heroine: Winter Ashby – blind daughter of the mayor, she used to take dance lessons from Damon’s mother. Winter was sheltered as a child and

The Love Story: Damon met Winter at an event for his mother’s ballet classes when they were young that was the day she lost her sight. They met again later when Winter was enrolled in the same high school as Damon, who was senior at that point.

The Four Horsemen consist of Michael Crist, Kai Mori, Damon Torrence and Will Grayson. Damon was sent to prison for 33 months, while Kai and William were sentenced to 28 months each for beating up a cop who was abusive to his sister. William had been in love with the sister.

Michael wasn’t arrested but felt guilt the entire time his friends were away, thinking it was his fault. In Corrupt, the guys had recently gotten out of prison and were doing their best to get revenge. Only things went bad and Damon tried to kill them along with Michael’s brother Trevor. After that, in Hideaway, Damon hid from and taunted his former friends.

You feel for Damon in this one, in previous books, we found out that he was sexually abused by his crazy mother and a father who thinks women are things to be used by men and are good for nothing else. Damon dealt with it by becoming a monster who likes to use people for his own enjoyment, to keep his mind off his own pain.

Damon explains what went on in prison for him and for Will and Kai. Damon had it much worse and after hearing that, you can’t really blame him for wanting revenge. But you also see a bit of a softer side of Damon, when he was with Winter while they were still in high school.

Though Damon is one of those guys that just when you start to like him, he does or says something to show how much of a villain he can be when he wants, and he wants to far too often. And be warned, the scenes between Damon and his mother are more than disturbing. I was cheering when he finally stood up to her.

The narrators are the same as in the previous two books. I liked the male narrator a lot better for this book. He adopted a lower vocal range in this book as Damon than in the other two books and it went well with the character of Damon and I liked it quite a bit.


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