Killing Matt Cooper

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Rated 4.00/5 based on 32 reviews
A FEMA crisis manager by day and serial killer by night becomes romantically involved with the FBI unit chief hunting him down. Will she learn his dark secret? If you're a fan of "Dexter" and "American Psycho," this is the book for you! More

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About John Cassian

Originally from New Jersey, John Cassian went to college in California and currently lives there. He has published two books, Killing Matt Cooper and its sequel Killing Sam Knight, and is currently working on Book #3 of the series. He plays guitar and draws pictures in his free time.

Reviews

Review by: Sadie S. Forsythe on Jan. 04, 2014 :
I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes for this one, going in. I had it in my head that it was going to be some base attempt to pass sexual amoralism off as excusable fetish play. And therefore declare itself admirably open minded and liberal...(read liberated) in the process. I mean, the Amazon page comes with this warning: "*GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING!* *ABDUCTION, NON-CONSENSUAL, SNUFF* *This is a work of fiction meant for MATURE, 18+ AUDIENCES ONLY!*"

I was wrong. It wasn't nauseatingly permissive, like I expected. There is some real depth here. But it took me a little while to figure that out. 'Cause, in the beginning, the book did a good job of setting itself up as just such a piece of shallow exploration of sexual escapism and male entitlement.

The whole first 15% is taken up entirely by an extended, first person (from the POV of the aggressor) account of a rape and then a brief murder. At the time I found this horribly distasteful and thought, 'yep there it is. This guy is really gonna try to play this off as OK, isn't he?' I was discomfited not by the eventual murder, but because, in the end, the woman was supposed to have enjoyed being dominated and raped. God I hate that trope! I really really do.

Honestly, I almost didn't make it. At about 13%, and having gotten nothing more than an unusually long (for such a short book) and uncomfortable rape scene, I almost gave up. I essentially said to myself, 'if this is just some literarily handed 'sick fuck' living out his rape fantasies I'm not interested. I'm out!' But I figured in all fairness I should at least make it into the meat of the book before abandoning it...giving it the benefit of the doubt, of course, that there would eventually be meat. There is.

I'm thrilled I did. 'Cause Samuel Knight has a great voice! He's mocking and self-deprecating, delusional and poignantly self-aware. Sometimes, it's not possible to tell which is which and that makes him eminently relatable in that respect. Oh...and he's sick as shit. (So not wholly relatable, after all.) He's seriously twisted in the head, totally crackerjacks, and not in a harmless, stupid-happy kind of way, but in a dangerous, remorseless psycho-killer kind of way. The thing is, you still kind of like him. Hell, you do like him; you just tell yourself that you shouldn't, 'cause, you know, he's nutzo.

The upside of that agonising first scene (and I'm sorry to keep harping on about it, but it was a bit like riding shotgun with Anthony Sowell for a little while there) is that the reader is painfully aware of what Samuel is doing while he goes about his normal sexual-predator-routine, without the author ever having to do anymore than drop a euphemism. It wasn't until later in the book that I was able to appreciate the purpose of dropping such a detailed event so early on. Plus, the book does have a great opening line.

There are also some real situational gems. I wish I could relate them all, but they would be spoilers and in such a short piece it wouldn't take much to ruin if for others. I'll just say, for those who have read it, Samuel's postcoital thoughts on his facial expression was my favourite. (There, I think that's clear enough to identify and vague enough to not give anything away.)

I don't know if this is the first of a series. There are certainly threads left open...Matt Cooper for one. But the story still has a complete feel to it. After a rough start...which, no doubt, was intended to be just so...I ended up really liking it. I liked the character's internal dialogue, his attempt to find human closeness, his willingness to accept his own ugliness and welcome his eventual just rewards. I may have hated his actions, but I liked HIM. The thing is that they really shouldn't be separable.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Michael Noe on July 31, 2013 :
Killing Matt Cooper has an interesting premise but I was expecting more than I actually got from this book. I like that you get inside the killers head but the problem is that he's boring. I was expecting more violence but it simply isn't there. If I'm inside the head of a killer I want action, something that will either cheer him or despise him.

There are quite a few books like Killing Matt Cooper and while it wasn't a bad book it just felt dry to me. I would love to see a sequel to this just to see What these characters are up too. To see it end the way it did was a bit disappointing because that was one aspect of the book I did like.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: J C on July 30, 2013 :
I can’t say that I’ve read anything like what this author accomplishes here. Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is the kind of story that’s impossible to anticipate: At first you don’t quite know where it’s going; once you do, it knocks your socks off. You can’t believe what you’re reading…and can’t stop, either. Cassian doesn’t pull any punches in this visceral novella, which offers a unique perspective into the mind of a psychopath, a man who continuously justifies his grotesque actions. With its sheer innovation and clear prose, Killing Matt Cooper is a professionally handled story that’s absolutely worth the experience. Just be ready: it’s not for everyone.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: JM Luttrull on July 29, 2013 :
I received this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.

A serial killer is on the loose. He picks out his victims from a list he keeps in his head. The victims he chooses? They are women who cheat. He picks the women who remind him of His Love, who happened to be his first victim. Although he does not have sex with them, he wants each of his victims to go out having the best orgasm of their life. He is very careful with how he gets rid of the bodies, and he feels his method is foolproof, that is until the FBI is brought in to investigate an incident at his dump site, and bodies are found. Will he be found out? Will the beautiful lead investigator figure out it is him? Only time will tell.

This was an interesting novella, to say the least. As many others have said about it, it is a quick read, and one that is difficult to put down once you start reading it. With it only being 52 pages, I was able to complete it in less than a day. However, when I was done, I was left wanting more. I feel as if there is, or could be more to the story.

Aside from that, if you are not one for reading “rape” stories, then I would suggest you pass on this. The author does get a little specific about a couple of his victims. But, at the same time, it is not too erotic.
(reviewed long after purchase)

Review by: Tammy Heater on July 15, 2013 :
I loved this book. The serial killer POV was so different. My only complaint is I wanted MORE! Maybe it will become a series.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Donna Allen on July 13, 2013 :
At first I was wondering about this book. Asking myself if I really wanted to keep reading but for some reason I didn't put it down and I am SO GLAD I didn't. All I can say is WOW!!!! I can not wait to read more!!!!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Saturn Nalia on July 11, 2013 :
Not as disturbing as I thought it was going to be. The killer seemed childish, I wish I knew more about his past and what made him tick. He went around killing women who were unfaithful or mean to children, with "true love's kiss". If he thought they were people deserving of death why make them feel good before he kills them? Secondary characters seemed cliche to me. Kathleen, the FBI agent in charge of hunting the killer, of course was gorgeous, with big breasts, and super smart. The second serial killer, was a redneck with an accent. I also found Kathleen liking and sleeping with the killer unbelievable. For someone so smart, she gave away parts of the investigation to the killer. The old "I know I'm not supposed to tell you, but you're so easy to talk to" troupe. Then the ending wasn't a true ending, things were left unfinished.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Irma Coy on July 09, 2013 :
THIS IS ONE CRAZY BOOK, SINCE I LIKE THE TV SHOW "DEXTER" I DECIDED I WOULD READ IT. THIS BOOK AND DEXTER HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON, BOTH ARE ABOUT SERIAL KILLERS THATS WHERE THE SIMULARITY ENDS. IF YOU HAVE WATCHED DEXTER YOU KNOW HE KILLS PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED KILLING, THIS KILLER DOES NOT. I KNOW I'M ROOTING FOR (A SERIAL KILLER)DEXTER SHOULD BE WRONG BUT IT'S HARD NOT TO. THIS KILLER KILLS PEOPLE FOR HIS OWN REASONS, NOT BECAUSE THE PERSON HAS DONE SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY BAD. HE IS REALLY INSANE AND YOU KNOW IT. BUT!!! THE WAY JOHN CASSIAN HAS WRITTEN THIS CHARACTER, WHICH I TOTALLY ENJOYED, IS REALLY A MASTER PIECE OF WRITTING. WOW & WOW!! NOT A VERY LONG READ BUT HE PACK A GREAT STORY IN A SHORT 39 PAGES OF BRILLIANCE. THE ENDING WAS WHOA! I LOVED IT. BRAVO MR. CASSIAN!! WHAT ELSE YA' GOT?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Irma Coy on July 09, 2013 : (no rating)
THIS IS ONE CRAZY BOOK, SINCE I LIKE THE TV SHOW "DEXTER" I DECIDED I WOULD READ IT. THIS BOOK AND DEXTER HAVE SOMETHING IN COMMON, BOTH ARE ABOUT SERIAL KILLERS THATS WHERE THE SIMULARITY ENDS. IF YOU HAVE WATCHED DEXTER YOU KNOW HE KILLS PEOPLE WHO REALLY NEED KILLING, THIS KILLER DOES NOT. I KNOW I'M ROOTING FOR (A SERIAL KILLER)DEXTER SHOULD BE WRONG BUT IT'S HARD NOT TO. THIS KILLER KILLS PEOPLE FOR HIS OWN REASONS, NOT BECAUSE THE PERSON HAS DONE SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY BAD. HE IS REALLY INSANE AND YOU KNOW IT. BUT!!! THE WAY JOHN CASSIAN HAS WRITTEN THIS CHARACTER, WHICH I TOTALLY ENJOYED, IS REALLY A MASTER PIECE OF WRITTING. WOW & WOW!! NOT A VERY LONG READ BUT HE PACK A GREAT STORY IN A SHORT 39 PAGES OF BRILLIANCE. THE ENDING WAS WHOA! I LOVED IT. BRAVO MR. CASSIAN!! WHAT ELSE YA' GOT?
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Pamela Blevins on June 24, 2013 :
Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is definitely a page turner. I couldn’t stop reading it once I started it in spite of the graphic descriptions he gives. John hooks you with the first statement and keeps you hooked all the way through.
The story is told from the point of view of a serial killer whose alias is Samuel Knight, a FEMA worker. He vividly describes the killings he has committed and takes you along for a couple of them. An unforeseen accident leads the police and FBI to the bodies of a girl and three men. Now Samuel only kills women so this is something new- someone is using his dump site. He comes into contact with the team leader of the FBI Kathleen Underwood. A new phase begins of Samuel’s career that you do not expect.
John does a wonderful job of keeping you entranced in the book and adds a touch of whimsy when he uses himself as one of Samuel’s aliases. Generally I am not into books about serial killers but make an exception for this one.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Melanie Simmons on June 22, 2013 :
I was contacted by the author of this book and was given a ebook to read for an honest review.

This book is written in first person from the POV of a serial killer. I've never read a book from the serial killer's POV. It was a new thing for me. It took me a little bit to get used to. The thoughts that go through his head very repetitive. At first I thought it was not well edited, but the more I read, I came to the conclusion that this is probably how a serial killer would be in his own head. He goes on and on about "My Love" and keeps trying to replicate what he had with her, who was also his first kill.

This book is a very short story. It took only a few hours to read the whole thing. It is not broken into chapters, which makes it run on a little bit. I think I would've like the break of chapters more, but it didn't ruin the story.

I don't want to give too much away, but I thought the ending left too much unfinished. I still have a lot of questions about what wasn't written to end the story.

I was very intrigued with this story, as I said I've never been inside the head of a serial killer. It is a quick read and completely different from most of the stories I read. The method of killing was a surprise.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Dicey Grenor on June 18, 2013 :
The end? The end??? Nooooo. Aw, man. What happens to him next?

Ok. This was a very different book for me, one that I thoroughly enjoyed. As with the creators of Dexter (and I mean the Showtime show because I haven't read the books), this author finds a way to make being inside a serial killer's head as he plots, murders...and other things, both compelling and cringe-worthy. The internal ramblings of this psycho also made me laugh out loud a few times. If you like the show, you may like this, but I must warn that this character goes further than even Dexter does. The character in this book lacks the code that Dexter has to guide him, but as with Dexter, you may find yourself on the edge of your seat wondering if he will get caught. I can't say that I rooted for him as much as Dexter, but like the show, I was curious as to how it would end. With the current ending, there are so many possibilities still. It's been a while since I've seen American Psycho (nope, haven't read that book either), but if you were able to stomach that movie, you'll be all right with this book.

A few things my OCD picked up--none of the numbers were ever spelled out. I can't remember another book where the numbers were formatted as 1, 2, 3 instead of one, two, three. Since the editing was excellent in all other regards, I have to chalk the numeric thing up to the author's personal style. So be it. That, nor the fact that exclamation points were used constantly, took away from the story. In fact, the ! usage added to the effect of feeling the character's mania. It worked!

I live in Houston, so it was both creepy and fun to see the setting between Galveston and Houston. I hope I never have to run into this guy though...or any of his many aliases.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Leslie Serrano on June 17, 2013 :
I don't believe creepy is an accurate word to describe this book. It's always fascinating for me to read books who's narrator gives us glimpse of how a serial killer's mind operates. I liken it to a car accident in which you shouldn't look, but you feel compelled to do so.

This book is basically what it says it is: it's an insight into our narrator's inner workings and his thought process in his choosing of victims and what goes on his mind when he kills. It's fascinating because when you read his tale, he speaks as if he were a normal, average guy. As if what he's saying and doing isn't horrible.

As I read through the book, it wasn't exactly his actions per se that horrified me although they were awful. When he talks about how he got to this point and his perspective, he sounds like a man who lost the love of his life. There were certain points in the book in which he sounds like a teenager who's trying to move on from this loss.It illustrated just that fine line between being the average person to crossing a boundary that you never go back from.

And it's jarring how it can make you feel sympathy for him and for a second forget who/what he really is. Especially when he himself even acknowledges himself as a "monster" and how in his own way he's trying to protect other, his friends and family and new people he may meet, from himself. It's those moments when sounds like a sympathetic being that emphasizes his averageness. He doesn't sound like a psychotic serial killer. He's appears to be a guy you would hang out with. It's chilling how you can picture him being this ordinary guy on the street whom you may just pass by and not give a single thought to. There isn't anything that makes him standout. It reminds you of how close to real life it is.

As disturbing as this book was, it was an engrossing read. Even if you feel sickened by what you read, there's just something about the story that grabs you. I knew what I was getting into when I got the book. It was interesting, well written, and it grabs your attention. Fortunately it wasn't a full length novel, but even if it was I would've still kept on reading. The only problem I would see with this is the ending may not be what people would like. But I felt like it was the kind of ending that fit for this book. If there's a second book then I would happily read it to see what happens.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: tracy tucker on June 17, 2013 :
I enjoyed it alot. It's a quick, fast paced read (took me about 2 hours) and I agree with a few other posters that some of the research could have been more in depth but hey, it was a still a great story. For example, I was thinking that since she was the head profiler, she would have known the name Matt Cooper as soon as it came out of his mouth. Anyone associated with the case would. But I was left with the impression that maybe this lady is hiding secrets of her own, and we have all read books where a profiler turns out to be a serial killer. At least I have. :) This could be a series.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Danielle Tara Evans on June 09, 2013 :
I normally enjoy stories that are told through the viewpoint of someone you can feel for—you know, a good guy or girl. Being that I knew this story would be told through the eyes of someone truly evil, then I got past that and found myself both intrigued and utterly disgusted at the same time. I do like a good disturbing thriller after all. And this book certainly delivered on that.

Fearlessly written, the author holds absolutely nothing back. This is not an exaggeration. The main character is a serial killer, and you are taken into his sick and twisted mind. The repetitiveness of his thoughts is indicative of how I believe someone like him would think. I had no empathy for this character at all. I found myself hoping this was fiction and not an autobiography in disguise! That is how good of a job the author does with bringing you inside this psycho’s demented world.

The story is graphic, and many of the scenes are deeply horrifying and troubling. And what is even more terrifying is that there are people out there who do commit atrocious crimes such as this. So even though this is fiction, it is probably more realistic than most of us would like to believe.

It often read more like a diary, where the killer tells a lot of his story, and the dialogue is limited. It was a short, quick read, and I do sincerely hope for a sequel. The story did not feel finished as there is definitely more to be told here.

I recommend this for anyone who thinks they can take it for what it is - a messed up and gritty story.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Marisa Oldham on June 05, 2013 :
3 stars means I liked it! I'll be honest, when I first started reading this short story, I was a little afraid of what I had gotten myself into. The line is like a punch in the stomach (and that makes it kick ass, you just have to be able to handle it). I kept reading because I was intrigued (that's also a good thing). I'm a fan of Dexter and this book is somewhat in that genre with a sick little twist. It was almost too much for me to handle but as I read on, it got easier. The only reason I gave this 3 stars rather than 4 is that I did have a hard time with the nature of the killings. I had no empathy for the narrator and I found him to be a little too crazy for my taste. Also, and this is just a me thing, perhaps I need to widen my vocabulary, but I hate when I'm reading a book and I have to stop and look up a word...too many BIG words for me. I was slightly disappointed in the end simply because I wanted more. One of the reasons I gave this short story 3 stars was because it was VERY well written. If you think you can handle the violence you should certainly give it a try.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Cole Davis on June 01, 2013 :
Sympathy for the Devil

This is a psychological crime novel, 'whydunnit' as much as anything else, but with some exciting plot twists and, while pleasingly tightly written, with sufficient detail to hold the attention of readers of high quality fiction as well as of page-turning thrillers.

My general criteria for a five star rating are either that the book is superbly written with few irritants or very well-written with lots to say. This book lies mainly in the former category as a brilliantly written book, although there are enough ideas to nudge the review towards the latter category in addition.

The author avoids the usual deterministic view of the damaged criminal, in favour of a more existential villain. Like Raskolnikov, he of Crime and Punishment fame, our villain is similar in his revolving like a moth around the investigator's flame, without his air of superiority being held as philosophically as Dostoyevsky's antihero.

Like the Russian killer, a mixture of the noble and the manipulative is part of the killer's constitution, with the possibility of redemption in the wings. It is left to the reader in the end to decide on the likelihood of this, and the opportunities available to a man who has condemned himself to the confusion of love with lust, power with submission to the forces of perverted sex.

This is essentially crime fiction, so the reader of literary fiction must be warned that there is a lot of violent sex. I am reminded of Orwell's answer to the conundrum of Salvador Dali's art as works of genius or disgusting; both, sayeth Orwell. For what it's worth, this reviewer is generally a reader of literary fiction rather than the crime genre, but this story beats Thomas Harris with ease. The killer is neither ordinary barring his crimes, nor is he super-controlled. Again, Raskolnikov comes to mind more than one of these cardboard villains.

A page-turner of some considerable quality.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Damian Stevenson on May 30, 2013 : (no rating)
'Killing Matthew Cooper' is a smart, hip, slickly written first person serial killer story reminiscent of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter books and the writings of Robert Bloch.

Cassian's prose grabs you by the throat from the opening sentence and doesn't let go. His hero or anti-hero hides in plain sight as a FEMA worker. It's a disturbing story that should appeal to fans of 'American Psycho' and dark stories in general.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Leo Walsh on May 30, 2013 :
Devilish and fun in a creepy sort of way. And out of my normal reading pattern, being a psychological thriller/ horror story. Which I am, in some ways, ashamed to have found as captivating as I did.

Killing Matt Cooper is very short book (about 25,000 words -- either a long novelette or short novella) which I got for free on smashwords.com.

Cassian's style is interesting. At first, I was put off by the opening. It begins with a super-creepy and unsettling revelation by the first-person narrator: "I raped the love of my life." And then he continues to reveal that he had murdered her. Crazy sick. And the narrator's persona becomes even ickier in the next scene, where we see him abduct, rape and kill another victim.

Which he does, according to him, out of love. A really weird, demented soul this.

But then the story gets interesting. Enter a sexy FBI agent who is placed in charge of his case, Agent Kathleen Underwood. When the killer's professional life entwines with hers, they meet. And really fall in love.

Irony at its peak. A mass murderer, convinced he is acting out of "love" for his victims. Falling in love for the first time in his life with a woman who reciprocates. Who is hunting him down. And, when she throws in the towel with the case, wanting to keep her around, he does what any love-struck psycho would do to keep his love around...

We'll leave it at that. And avoid spoilers.

Since this is Cassian's first outing, I was impressed. The writing evokes both the physical and psychological realities of the story.

But I did have some issues with it. The first was that some of the sex seemed gratuitous. I am not a prude, but prefer that the sex in my novels actually mean something. It should develop something, or reveal something about the character. In this case, it frequently did not. At times, it read like a Penthouse Letter. Which, to me, made the sex seem less than real.

There are also some procedural errors with FEMA and FBI operations that I wish the author would have researched. They did not so much get in the way of the story, but they did strain my ability to "suspend my disbelief" at times.

Still, no book is perfect. This is not great literature. But it is a wickedly good story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Maggie Williams on May 28, 2013 : (no rating)
Killing Matt Cooper is a great read! Great not to have breaks or chapters it just flows. You can tell it comes straight from the sick mind of a serial rapist killer! Not my type of story but it is a great read!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: James Robinson, Jr on May 28, 2013 :
Killing Matt Cooper is a hot and sexy thrill ride -- no chapters, no breaks just one long expose told from the sick mind of a serial killer. Well written, and hard to put down once you start it, the book grabs you from the first line. the ending also seems apropos -- the sicko doing what he does best to keep his girl in town. I recommend if you have the stomach for it.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: karenzorn on May 27, 2013 :
I think this is a great short story, but the title and cover art are not quite right. However, it's one of the better-written pieces I've read from a new author in a very long time. The ending has me hoping Sammy Knight tells me more about future adventures.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: D. A. Childers on May 27, 2013 :
Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is a first-person novel taking the reader into the mind of a rapist and serial killer. Unlike many books written in first person, Killing Matt Cooper never gets bogged down with the minutia of day-to-day details. Instead, the story flows quickly and effortlessly from event to event, providing exactly the correct amount of 'inner thinking' to give the necessary background into the killer and his driving forces.

The only aspect of the story that I wish had been explained just a bit more in depth is the "disguises" of the killer. I would have liked to have seen a better explanation as to how these differ as well as an explanation as to the purpose or need for each as it relates to the killer's frame of mind. He seems to have more disguises than he ever uses in the book, which leaves me wondering why he has the others and what purpose they serve.

The voice of the main character is very distinct. He is articulate and precise. As for the nature of the story being told, many people will likely be uneasy with it. The powerful character voice and the fact that the story is told first-person will only enhance that. That said, the story is very graphic, but probably not quite as graphic as you would expect from the description. If you like the idea of a story that can give you a seemingly realistic and very plausible glimpse into the mind of a rapist and serial killer -- the hows and whys behind the monster -- you will likely enjoy Killing Matt Cooper. It is a very solid, very well-written story.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Nikki Worrell on May 27, 2013 :
This was a very interesting read. It reminded me of the show Dexter, but from the killer's view. My only issue (which kept it from 5 stars) was that there were some loose ends that I don't care for; however, I don't think a lot of people would mind that.

Give it a read if you want something different and interesting to try out. Well done!
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Kim McNiel on May 26, 2013 :
What a different take on a story, reading from the killers pov. Very interesting read.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Pauline Forrester on May 26, 2013 :
Focused and successfully sordid, with the irresistible lure of nemesis.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Vicky Pratt on May 25, 2013 :
I'm annoyed that I like this story because the first scene is so awful but I do actually like it.
The writing changes with the character which surprised me. At the start when you don't care much for the main character the writing is empty and ugly but as you read on everything changes. When I got past the beginning I found it a great read.
If I don't like an opening scene I would normally bin the story straight away, but thankfully it got much better.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Crystal Marie Crystal's Many Reviewers on May 25, 2013 :
In all my time reading, I was unsure if I would ever “willingly” read a book such as this. This book is written from the perspective of a serial killer. It details how he started on this path in his life, the way he picks his victims, and what happens after he finally gets ahold of the women he chooses.
When an author writes a book such as this, there are two ways that it can be written, either in a very gruesome way, or a way that you can’t put the book down because you want to find out what happens next. In the case of this book, the author John wrote it in a way that you wanted to find out what happened. It was almost as though you got sucked into the story.
This was a very well written book, especially considering the topic of the book. I would recommend it to anyone who is into the Murder/Mystery genre.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

Review by: Rebekah Wolveire on May 16, 2013 :
It’s a suspenseful story of love vs. lust. It’s about a man trying to find a loving understanding: hoping to have someone accept who he is, who he really is. However after being denied, it creates a monster within his own darkness.

I believe this story demonstrated that we all have a dark side. I think some just express in physical ways. It just shows us what humans are really capable of doing.

The story kept me on the edge. I normally don’t like open ending, but I believed it ended open enough to allow me to use my imagination.

Extra notes: This story is rated X and has extreme sexual material and extreme violence. There is some foul language. However the rating is more adult situations. This is not for the sensitive reader.

I give this story 3 ½ pages. . . The story kept me on my toes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Rebekah Wolveire on May 16, 2013 :
It’s a suspenseful story of love vs. lust. It’s about a man trying to find a loving understanding: hoping to have someone accept who he is, who he really is. However after being denied, it creates a monster within his own darkness.

I believe this story demonstrated that we all have a dark side. I think some just express in physical ways. It just shows us what humans are really capable of doing.

The story kept me on the edge. I normally don’t like open ending, but I believed it ended open enough to allow me to use my imagination.

Extra notes: This story is rated X and has extreme sexual material and extreme violence. There is some foul language. However the rating is more adult situations. This is not for the sensitive reader.

I give this story 3 ½ pages. . . The story kept me on my toes.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heather Coffman on May 09, 2013 :
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It was interesting.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Heather Coffman on May 09, 2013 :
It was very interesting.
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