Book Review: Killing the Unicorn by Lizella Prescott @LizellaPrescott #KillingtheUnicorn #bookreview #bookblog #bookblogger #bookreviewer


PUBLICATION DATE: August 13th, 2018


Thank you to the author, Lizella Prescott, for contacting me about your book and for gifting me an eARC copy of this book to read and review. All opinions are my own and are in no way influenced.



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He was the father of my adorable, two-year-old twins, and he still wanted me, with all my lumps and flaws. I should have melted into him. I should have longed to be vulnerable and intimate and seen.

And yet I felt nothing but a bone-deep exhaustion…


Since having twin daughters, Helen has lost her waistline, her libido, and her edge. Mann, her wealthy, high-flying husband, has tried to be patient. But he needs more than she can give. A lot more. 

When he asks to open their marriage, Helen agrees. She would rather bend than risk a high-stakes divorce.


When Mann connects with Julia, Helen is relieved. At first. She likes Julia, a gentle woman with a tragic past. But her husband is moving fast. Too fast. And a series of odd events unnerves Helen and makes her wonder if Julia is lying about her past…or worse.

As Mann falls deeper into love, Helen becomes obsessed with Julia even as she questions herself. To protect her children and her sanity, Helen must discover the truth: is Julia a danger to her family, or is she?



Addictive, chilling, gripping read! This book is full of lies, secrets, deceit, betrayal, and bone-chilling twists. This book has it all! Wow!

From the beginning of the book I found myself deeply immersed in the story and it was such an addictive read that it was very difficult to put down. I devoured this book and flew through it as I page after page.

Imagine being Helen – a married mother of two young children, and feeling lumpy and full of flaws. She doesn’t feel sexy or attractive and doesn’t have it in her to give her husband the intimacy he wants..the intimacy he needs. So agreeing to have an open marriage, she agrees for Mann to begin seeing other women to fulfill his needs.

Helen experiences many different emotions once Mann begins seeing another woman named Julia. They seem to be falling head over heels in love and Helen thinks they are moving way too fast. She experiences doubt about her decision to open her marriage and share her husband, conflicting emotions on whether she is doing the right thing or not, jealousy of watching her husband with other women and watching them kiss and cuddle, among other things.

Helen was an interesting character to read about. She definitely had her flaws, as did all the other characters in the book, but it was interesting to read all the same. Mann seemed to be a great husband and father to his children. He was caring, attentive, and thoughtful of his family.

I enjoyed reading all of the shocking secrets, twists and turns in the book. It was entertaining and addictive to read, and I was curious to see how it would all play out. There were definitely many shocking moments in the book where I was wanting to see what would happen next, especially when Helen begins to doubt Julia and her past. I couldn’t wait to find out if Julia was a threat to the family or not as Helen suspected. Was Helen going crazy herself? or did she have every right to question Julia and her motives?

I definitely did not see the shocking ending come out the way that it did at the end of the book. I loved that twist because for me it was completely unexpected!

Great job Lizella! A very addictive psychological thriller that I thoroughly enjoyed reading. Thank you for reaching out to me about your book. I look forward to reading more titles by this author in the future!

Happy reading and I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did!


MY RATING: 5/5 stars


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