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Sunday, March 30, 2014

ARC Review: Dear Killer

NOTE: This is a review of an ARC that comes out in April.

The book Dear Killer is by Katherine Ewell and it's about Kit, a girl who has a part-time job as the most notorious serial killer in London.

When I say it like that, it kind of seems campy. But trust me, this book definitely isn't.

This book was intense. I finished reading it in February and I'm still not over how intense it was wow.

Me before/during/after reading Dear Killer
And it was good, in that wow-I-just-read-something-really-intense-and-life-is-weird-now.

Here are reasons why YOU (yes you) should read this book when it comes out.

It has serial killers. This probably just makes me seem really creepy/crazy but serial killers really fascinate me and Ewell did a great job of getting into that mindset and writing believable murders and motives and ways to kill people and it was just really fascinating to read.

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The moral dilemma aspect. One of the themes of the book was moral nihilism and how Kit was taught by her serial killer mother to kill people without feeling bad about it. Kit, at first, is fine with killing people without emotion/guilt because she believes in the ideal that there are no such things as morals because of the way they very and she used that as her justification of murder. Plus, Kit as a serial killer was interesting and unique.

(I mean this in the nicest way possible) It made me feel very dirty while reading it because of all the talk of "Morals don't exist, let's kill people" was actually kinda plausible and intelligent in its debate.

The plot. This book was addicting and intense, and definitely not a beach read so read this when you feel like questioning everything.

But yes, this book was well-written and I hope you do check it out when it's published. 200 Serial Killers out of 203.



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