Book Review: Good Reasons to Kill

Title: Good Reasons to Kill: An Anthology of Morality, Murder, and Madness

Author: Chris Rhyss Edwards

Narrator: James Daniel Burkdoll



What would you kill for? Is killing ever justified? Would you kill to protect someone you love? Is killing for your country an act of patriotism or murder? Is the death penalty justified or simply vengeance? Is one human life ever worth more than another?

In Good Reasons to Kill, former soldier Chris Rhyss Edwards shares stories of people from all walks of life who have chosen or been forced by circumstance to kill. Over a five-year time span, he investigated controversial subjects spanning domestic homicide, war, euthanasia, abortion, femicide, child soldiers, infanticide, state execution, terrorism, and honor killings to try and understand why we kill.

Good Reasons to Kill, the first audiobook of its kind, shares the stories of people who have confronted the biggest moral dilemma possible. At the core of each story are two questions; what would you do in the same situation, and do we ever have a good reason to kill?

My Review

4/5 Stars

A good look into the morality of killing and if there truly is a good reason to take another life. A handful of different situations were brought up, showing the stories from the killer’s eyes to make us really see some macabre situations from a viewpoint that may not match our own. Definitely an interesting read.

Narration went well with the material.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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