I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

Title: I Am Not a Serial Killer

Author: Dan Wells

Publisher: Headline

Release Date: March 30, 2010

ISBN: 978-0765327826

Size: 272 pages, 5.5×8.5, softcover

Genre: Speculative

This book is not eligible for a Whitney Award in 2010. It was previously released in the UK and is a 2009 Whitney finalist.

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.

Book #2, Mr. Monster, has been released in the UK. It will be released in the US in October.

2 thoughts on “I Am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells”

  1. It would put me on the edge of my seat. Seems like something exciting with a unknown corner always there.

  2. I got this one a year early since I snagged a copy at LDS storymakers conference. It was an awesome book! It was a little dark and gory, but at it's heart was a very moral book about choosing to do right. I really loved it.

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