I have always had a deep fascination with serial killers. So let me stop you right now and tell you that if you have any book recommendations for me based off this information, to go straight to the comments and tell me what to read. I devour anything involving them, mainly non-fiction, but that’s because there used to not be a ton of serial killer books in the young adult category. In fact, we’ve talked about serial killers on this blog too, one of my favorites being the post on the true story of HH Holmes and the Murder Castle (which is terrible and awful and fascinating).
I heard about A Killer In Me by Margot Harrison and I was elated because it sounded awesome and I really hoped that it would be as good as the hype around it.
In case you haven’t heard of it, here’s the blurb:
Seventeen-year-old Nina Barrows knows all about the Thief. She’s intimately familiar with his hunting methods: how he stalks and kills at random, how he disposes of his victims’ bodies in an abandoned mine in the deepest, most desolate part of a desert.
Now, for the first time, Nina has the chance to do something about the serial killer that no one else knows exists. With the help of her former best friend, Warren, she tracks the Thief two thousand miles, to his home turf—the deserts of New Mexico.
But the man she meets there seems nothing like the brutal sociopath with whom she’s had a disturbing connection her whole life. To anyone else, Dylan Shadwell is exactly what he appears to be: a young veteran committed to his girlfriend and her young daughter. As Nina spends more time with him, she begins to doubt the truth she once held as certain: Dylan Shadwell is the Thief. She even starts to wonder . . . what if there is no Thief?
Well, I’ve started reading it so far and holy hell, I love it! It’s creepy and fascinating and it really makes you wonder what you would do in that situation. I don’t want to give out any spoilers but I will say this, I love it so far. It’s got atmosphere and a serial killer and what I consider to be an end-girl seeking him out and the pacing is great and the book-boyfriend is adorable.
I’ll let you know how I like it when I finish but I’m already 3/4 of the way through and I love it. Buy it on Amazon or add it to your Goodreads. And nope, I’m not getting paid to promote this or anything, I just think it’s rad. <3
What other serial killer books do you recommend, in any genre? Tell me in the comments below!