Title: I Am Not a Serial Killer
Author: Dan Wells
Summary: John Wayne Cleaver is not a serial killer…yet. He might be a sociopath: He has no empathy for others and cannot relate to their messy, irrational feelings. To keep the monster inside him at bay he meets with a psychiatrist and follows strict rules of his own creation – no stalking, no obsessing, and no imagining what people would look like as bleeding corpses…Until the day a body turns up behind the laundromat.
And not just any dead body – one that has been mutilated and appears to be missing parts. John is convinced it means a serial killer is in their midst. When he decides to track down the killer, John gets much more than he bargained for. As he embarks on an intense, violent journey of self-discovery, John must outwit his demonic adversary and keep the evil inside him under control.
Who will like this book?: This book is recommended for older, mature teens – it is not for the weak of stomach or faint of heart. Readers of intense fiction who don’t mind a little bit of the supernatural mixed in with an otherwise realistic story. If you are a fan of the TV shows Dexter or Criminal Minds, you’ll love this book.
If you like this, read this: My Father’s Son by Terri Fields. Acceleration by Graham McNamee. Killing Britney by Sean Olin.
Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian