2 Book Lovers Reviews
Sometimes I like to get up early on a Saturday morning before everyone else, grab the laptop and a cup of coffee and browse through the books online. It’s my quiet time, and that’s how I like to spend it. I get to peruse all the available and upcoming books at my own leisure and find some interesting books. This is how I came across I Am Not A Serial Killer.
The synopsis grabbed my attention immediately. It had a bit of a Dexter feel about it, yet with a little something completely different. John Wayne Cleaver has what it takes to be a serial killer, he has his rules, but he doesn’t want to become one.
Once the timing was right, I dove into the book. It is an incredibly intricate, well-devised work of fiction. The details that go into the protagonist are like pieces of a puzzle that, once you put them together, fit into a perfect character that you don’t even imagine coming.
John was a fabulous character. I loved getting into his mind and discovering how his mind worked. It was a perfect balance between disturbing and laugh-out-loud hilarious. Dan Wells balanced the darkness that I love in my protagonists with the humor to keep me plowing through the story. Wells must have done a ton of research in the creation of John and how the mind of a serial killer works, at least I hope it was research and not natural born knowledge.
I Am Not A Serial Killer gave me a whole lot more than I expected. John became my newest, scariest friend; I’m looking forward to spending more time with him, but I’ll be sure to say at a safe distance.