Dear Killer

Dear Killer

Book - 2014
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Full of "can't look away" moments, Dear Killer is a psychological thriller perfect for fans of gritty realistic fiction such as Dan Wells's I Am Not a Serial Killer and Jay Asher's Thirteen Reasons Why, as well as television's Dexter.

Rule One--Nothing is right, nothing is wrong. Kit looks like your average seventeen-year-old high school student, but she has a secret--she's London's notorious "Perfect Killer." She chooses who to murder based on letters left in a secret mailbox, and she's good--no, perfect--at what she does.

Her moral nihilism--the fact that she doesn't believe in right and wrong--makes being a serial killer a whole lot easier . . . until she breaks her own rules by befriending someone she's supposed to murder, as well as the detective in charge of the Perfect Killer case.

As New York Times bestselling author of the Gone series Michael Grant says, Dear Killer is "shocking, mesmerizing, and very smart."

Publisher: New York : Katherine Tegen Books, c2014
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062257802
Branch Call Number: YA EWE
Characteristics: 359 p. ;,22 cm

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Kit is a 17 year old serial killer. Leave a note in her secret serial killer mailbox and she will take care of their worldly worries in a permanent fashion. But her business plan is put in danger when she makes friends with an intended target... and the detective in charge of her case.

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GhostWriter221b
Nov 19, 2014

Entrancing, macabre, thrilling. I couldn't put it down throughout the hours. I identified with Kit, who I believed represented the "dark side" of an average human being. I urged her relationship with Alex, and the end was heart wrenching, leaving your mind spinning and muddled, thinking, "What just happened?" and wishing for a sequel. Overall, an outstanding, must read.

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abookworrm2
Aug 12, 2014

I thought it was an amazing book. Gives the reader a total diffrent perspective on evil. But i dont like the ending i feel like it was just cut off. Other than that a great book

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re12re
Apr 27, 2015

re12re thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Kit is a normal high schooler, who also happens to be the most notorious serial killer in London at this time. Read as she struggles to keep the cops off her trail, by befriending one and giving him clues. Can she keep this up forever? or will she make a mistake that could cost her her freedom?

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GhostWriter221b
Nov 19, 2014

Violence: You must keep in mind that our main character is a sponsored serial killer. I had the nagging urge to count, so here you go: Kit murders a total of thirteen innocents within the span of the novel.

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"Arrest me," I tell him. "I'm the Perfect Killer."

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