I Am Not a Serial Killer, by Dan Wells
Dan Wells is a local author. And several of my blogging and IRL friends recommended this series. As an added bonus, every book in the series has already been published. With all of this encouragement, I delved in.
John Wayne Cleaver is a sociopath. And a teenager. To keep him from indulging in his psychopathic tendencies, he has imposed a strict regime of rules to follow. Then, his rules and his carefully caged inner-monster are threatened when a serial killer comes to town.
I think John Wayne Cleaver (perfect serial killer name) is a great character. Wells portrays him, at all times, doing things that are consistent with the actions of a sociopath. I thought the plot was really fascinating, until some fantasy got thrown in. Then it lost me a bit. But the climatic scenes are nail-biting and horrifying and intriguing. And, while the fantasy elements didn’t quite speak to me, the writing was good enough to keep me reading.
I Am Not a Serial Killer, by Dan Wells [rating:3]
P.S. I am going to see Dan Wells at two upcoming local events, and I’m so excited to meet him.
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