I Am Not a Serial Killer

I Am Not a Serial Killer

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

He's spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

He's obsessed with serial killers, but really doesn't want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules he's written for himself, practicing normal life as if it were a private religion that could save him from damnation.

Dead bodies are normal to John. He likes them, actually. They don't demand or expect the empathy he's unable to offer. Perhaps that's what gives him the objectivity to recognize that there's something different about the body the police have just found behind the Wash-n-Dry Laundromat---and to appreciate what that difference means.

Now, for the first time, John has to confront a danger outside himself, a threat he can't control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

Dan Wells' debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

Title:I Am Not a Serial Killer
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780765327826
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    I Am Not a Serial Killer Reviews

  • Miranda Reads

    Stuck at home? Got some time on your hands? Want to start a long series? But you don't want a dud?Check out this booktube video all about which series are worth your time (and which ones aren't)!...

  • Stephen

    My reaction when a third of the way through the book “IT” happened was something like… For those of you that have read the book, you know EXACTLY what I am talking about. For everyone else, le...

  • Dan Wells

    Quite possibly the best book ever written....

  • Anne

    Alright. I really didn't quite know what I was getting into with this book.I thought it was some sort of a YA mystery/thriller with a young sociopath as the main character. And, yes. It is that.But it...

  • Flannery

    John Wayne Cleaver lives in a mortuary. But before you go thinking this is all fun and games like My Girl (well, at least before Thomas J and the bees), you should know that John Wayne is a killer. We...

  • Lyn?Loves?Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT

    Audio - 5+++ starsStory - 5 stars!!This really needs to be a Netflix series!...

  • Kemper

    Ever since Hannibal Lector flirted with Clarice Starling by telling her about his favorite recipes, it seems like every other thriller features some kind of deranged but brilliant serial killer. It’...

  • Stacy

    I wanted to read this book because of my fascination with serial killers and the intriguing slant in the main character's relationship with himself.While reading, I was put off by Wells' writing style...

  • Jason Brown (Toastx2)

    I think my wife is a serial killer waiting to be unleashed on the world.I had not heard of this novel but ran across a Powell’s Books author reading late last month by Dan Wells. I read a summary of...

  • Chelsea ?Peril Please?

    You are evil, said myself. You are Mr. Monster. You are nothing. You are me. Well well well...what an odd slice of fun this was. Simplistic and understated, this book really doesn't try to be anyth...