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I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver)

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Publisher Comments:

John Wayne Cleaver is dangerous, and he knows it.

Hes spent his life doing his best not to live up to his potential.

Hes obsessed with serial killers, but really doesnt want to become one. So for his own sake, and the safety of those around him, he lives by rigid rules hes 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 dont demand or expect the empathy hes unable to offer. Perhaps thats what gives him the objectivity to recognize that theres 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 cant control, a menace to everything and everyone he would love, if only he could.

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

Review:

"Fans of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series and its TV spinoff will welcome Wells's gripping debut, the first in a projected trilogy featuring 15-year-old sociopath John Wayne Cleaver. Cleaver lives in Clayton, a small town in the heart of Middle America, where he assists his mother with the family mortuary and seeks to keep his demons at bay through sessions with a psychotherapist and rigid adherence to a set of boundaries. Obsessed with serial killers, Cleaver lives in fear that the monster inside him will break out and act on his violent fantasies. When the eviscerated remains of a local man turn up behind a Laundromat, the first of several murders in which the killer butchers his prey and takes body parts as trophies, Cleaver turns detective. Wells does a good job entering the mind of his unlikely protagonist, but a surprising revelation about the Clayton killer's identity may turn off thriller readers who prefer not to mix genres." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Synopsis:

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 dont ask for the empathy hes unable to offer. Perhaps thats 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 Wellss debut will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

Synopsis:

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

About the Author

Dan Wells lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Dawn, and four young children. This is his first novel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780765322470
Publisher:
Tor Books
Subject:
Suspense
Author:
Wells, Dan
Subject:
Horror fiction
Subject:
Serial murderers
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Suspense
Subject:
Thrillers/Supernatural
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
John Cleaver
Series Volume:
No. 1 of 3
Publication Date:
20100330
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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I Am Not a Serial Killer (John Cleaver)
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Product details 272 pages Tor Books - English 9780765322470 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Fans of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter series and its TV spinoff will welcome Wells's gripping debut, the first in a projected trilogy featuring 15-year-old sociopath John Wayne Cleaver. Cleaver lives in Clayton, a small town in the heart of Middle America, where he assists his mother with the family mortuary and seeks to keep his demons at bay through sessions with a psychotherapist and rigid adherence to a set of boundaries. Obsessed with serial killers, Cleaver lives in fear that the monster inside him will break out and act on his violent fantasies. When the eviscerated remains of a local man turn up behind a Laundromat, the first of several murders in which the killer butchers his prey and takes body parts as trophies, Cleaver turns detective. Wells does a good job entering the mind of his unlikely protagonist, but a surprising revelation about the Clayton killer's identity may turn off thriller readers who prefer not to mix genres." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by ,

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 dont ask for the empathy hes unable to offer. Perhaps thats 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 Wellss debut will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

"Synopsis" by , 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's debut novel is the first volume of a trilogy that will keep you awake and then haunt your dreams.

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