I Am Not A Serial Killer: Now a major film
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I Am Not A Serial Killer: Now a major film

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I Am Not A Serial Killer is now a major film starring Christopher Lloyd and Max Records. This is the first title in the thrillingly dark John Wayne Carver series.

John works in his family's mortuary and has an obsession with serial killers. He wants to be a good person, but fears he is a sociopath, and for years he has suppressed his dark side through a strict system of rules designed to mimic 'normal' behavior.

Then a demon begins stalking his small town and killing people one by one, and John is forced to give in to his darker nature in order to save them. As he struggles to understand the demon and find a way to kill it, his own mind begins to unravel until he fears he may never regain control. Faced with the reality that he is, perhaps, more monstrous than the monster he is fighting, John must make a final stand against the horrors of both the demon and himself.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 163 x 197 x 20mm | 234g
  • Headline Book Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755348818
  • 9780755348817
  • 46,266

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An unabashedly gory gem... this deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish even if they won't admit it. Buy multiples where it won't be banned Kirkus
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An unabashedly gory gem... this deft mix of several genres features a completely believable teenage sociopath (with a heart of gold), dark humor, a riveting mystery and enough description of embalming to make any teen squeamish even if they won't admit it. Buy multiples where it won't be banned * Kirkus *
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About Dan Wells

Dan Wells has a Bachelors in English from Brigham Young University where he was the editor at The Leading Edge Magazine. He now runs www.timewastersguide.com.
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24,938 ratings
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I am a big fan of dark humor, and after reading Lindsay's Dexter novels I searched high and low for something slightly similar. This book was IT. I Am Not A Serial Killer is as funny as it is dark; Wells uses a perfect blend and seamlessly shifts the mood whenever he needs to. I know that the fact that I can relate to a lot of JWC's thoughts should be unsettling to me, but that's just a side note. This was a great book, much better than I expected (hey, it's a debut novel, come on). I can't wait for the rest of the John Cleaver books- HURRY UP, DAN!show more
by Clifford J. Emanuels
I began reading "I Am Not A Serial Killer" at 7:00 p.m. and finished a 1:00 in the morning, captivated, enthralled, and disturbed for the entire book. John Wayne Cleaver, a teenage sociopath, is easily one of the most fascinating characters I've ever had the privilege to know, and if you read this book, know him you will. His character is well crafted, suprisingly likable, and morbidly humorous, keeping you entertained even as he horifies you with the lengths he will go to stop another serial killer terrorizing his home town.rnrnThe book is worth the read, and a second read as well. John is just too interesting to not get a second look.show more
by Sean Bailey
I AM NOT A SERIAL KILLER is a must read. Although the main character, John Cleaver, feels little empathy you will feel a full spectrum of emotion for John as he tracks the supernatural killer in his town. You will be fascinated and disturbed by John's unhealthy interest in serial killers and death, you will be frightened of his terrible potential, moved by his condition, angered at his enemies. Buy the book and be taken on a suspense filled journey worried not only about when the killer will strike again but if John's dark side will be able to handle it. Readers of all sorts will be taken in by this book, just don't plan to read a chapter here or there, I am NOT able to put this book down.show more
by Chase Moore
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