Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Sorry about the blog silence. I pulled a muscle over my expander, and then caught some kind of virus. Between breathing and sleeping being painful propositions, and now the coughing, I haven’t had a lot of excess energy. I pretty much spent last week on the couch when I wasn’t actively teaching. Things are slowly getting better, but I’m still not up to 100%. I am up to a blog post tonight, so here goes.

Published: 2014

Genre: YA thriller

Length: 359 pages

Setting: London, present day

Interest: I was looking for an E author and I thought YA might be a good place for something random but good.

Summary: Kit is living in two worlds. In one, she’s a high school student who doesn’t really fit in with anyone. In another, she’s the Perfect Killer, a London serial killer who kills with her hands and leaves a letter from an acquaintance asking her to kill the person at the crime scene. Her mother trained her to be a killer, and her father is completely oblivious. Her mother has just decided to become friends with the cop who’s in charge of the Perfect Killer case. Kit takes on a series of new assignments (murders for hire), including a student in her class in high school.

Final thoughts: I couldn’t finish this one. I got about 100 pages in, and just got tired of the earnestness of Kit. Over and over, she’d talk about the rules (Number One: Nothing is right, nothing is wrong) and how perfect she was at killing without any emotions. It is what she was raised to do, after all. But it was like she had to continually remind the reader that she was different from the rest of the sheep in the world, and it got tiresome. There’s lots of good books in the world – no need to keep going with a book I wasn’t enjoying.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since I didn’t finish the book

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