I Am Not A Serial Killer

I Am Not A Serial Killer

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John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it. Obsessed with serial killers, he never wants to be one. Yet terrible impulses constantly tempt him.

Having grown up helping his mom at the family mortuary, dead bodies are no big deal to John. He likes them, actually. They don't ask for the empathy he's unable to offer. Perhaps that's what gives him the clarity to recognize that something is frighteningly different about the freshest body on the slab.
For the first time, John must confront a danger outside his own mind, a threat he cannot control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

Dan Wells's debut will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

Publisher: New York : Tor, 2010
ISBN: 9780765362360
9780765322470
Branch Call Number: WELLS
Characteristics: 271 p

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MillieBT
Jun 09, 2017

Very interesting reading from the mind of a sociopath........it's dark and disturbing ....the 1st book in this trilogy...2nd book Mr Monster...3rd The Devils Only Friend

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austingragg
Jun 09, 2017

This is the solid start to an AWESOME series. I'm currently--as of this writing--reading the last book in the series which just came out, NOTHING LEFT TO LOSE--the seventh book crowning two trilogies.
Dan Wells' writing is always awesome. The John Cleaver books move FAST. Super duper fast. But in the best of ways. The plotting is tight, the pacing rips you through the story, and the characters are ones that grow with you and on you through the individual texts and the over arching series.

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Ruby11
Feb 23, 2017

This book was very surprising. Overall it was entertaining, action-packed and full of interesting characters. The main character John is a sociopath and makes for a very unique, but thrilling point of view. Be prepared for a twist out of no where but don't give up! After the twist is fully explained and your mind stops reeling, the rest of the series is really good! I would defiantly recommend this book to anyone who likes murder investigations, and psychological thrillers with a hint of supernatural.

LibrarianShelbi Oct 11, 2016

What a surprisingly good book. The pacing was fast, the plotting tight, and John Wayne Cleaver is a great, if not utterly bizarre, kid with whom to enjoy the ride. Seriously, this was one of the weirdest books I've ever read, let alone enjoyed this much.

What are the three things 95% of serial killers have in common? Bed-wetting, pyromania, and animal cruelty...and John has all three. Pick up this title to find out if the title matches.

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GHutt
Sep 21, 2016

Picked this up after reading a promising review of the movie adaptation - haven't seen the film yet, but read this book in two sittings (and am now waiting for the 2nd entry in the series).

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dwolen
Jan 09, 2016

creepy but well written

punchmaster Apr 03, 2012

Read this book you will not regret it.
Dan Wells has a very simpleton, and stylish prose , in his writing. He is also smooth in his ideas.

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efarkas
Jan 21, 2012

A very fresh take on the Dexter-type serial killer in formation combined with supernatural elements. I quite enjoyed reading this book, together with the next 2 volumes in this trilogy: "Mr. Monster" and "I don't want to kill you".

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tamarajustus
Jan 13, 2012

i love the book!!!!

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_SOUL_
Oct 10, 2011

ITS AWESOME XD

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Feb 23, 2017

Ruby11 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

LibrarianShelbi Aug 23, 2016

LibrarianShelbi thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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