Synopses & Reviews
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.
"This dazzling, un-put-downable debut novel proves beyond a doubt that Dan Wells has the gift. His teenage protagonist is as chilling as he is endearing. More John Wayne Cleaver, please." F. Paul Wilson, New York Times bestselling author
"The beauty of the prose, mixed with the depth of characterization, gives the haunting, first person narrative a human touch. Regardless of your age or your genre preferences, you will find this story both profound and enthralling." Brandon Sanderson, New York Times bestselling author
About the Author
Dan Wells lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Dawn, and four young children. This is his first novel.