Waiting on Wednesday – Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

Posted August 21, 2013 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 9 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Dear Killer by Katherine EwellDear Killer by Katherine Ewell
Published by Katherine Tegen Books on April 1st 2014
Genres: Horror, Thriller

Rule One—Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
Rule Two—Be careful.
Rule Three—Fight using your legs whenever possible, because they’re the strongest part of your body. Your arms are the weakest.
Rule Four—Hit to kill. The first blow should be the last, if at all possible.
Rule Five—The letters are the law.

Kit takes her role as London’s notorious “Perfect Killer” seriously. The letters and cash that come to her via a secret mailbox are not a game; choosing who to kill is not an impulse decision. Every letter she receives begins with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders, she leaves a letter with the dead body. Her moral nihilism and thus her murders are a way of life—the only way of life she has ever known.

But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to topple Kit’s convictions as perfectly as she commits her murders, she must make a decision: follow the only rules she has ever known, or challenge Rule One, and go from there.

Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller that explores the thin line between good and evil, and the messiness of that inevitable moment when life contradicts everything you believe.

Psychological thrillers always interest me and this one has a Dexter and ‘I Hunt Killers’ feel to it I think… will definitely be picking this one up. 
What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


9 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Dear Killer by Katherine Ewell

  1. myfriendsarefiction

    I really want to read Dear Killer too. The synopsis sounds wonderful, love the letters–I can't wait until we can read it 🙂

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  2. This is another great pick Bonnie, Dear Killer really does sounds different to a lot of the books that I've seen out there. I think I will have to keep an eye out for this one too. Thanks for putting this on my radar! 🙂
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  3. I'm so curious about this one! I love the Dexter angle, but why does she obey the letters?! It's worth finding out. 🙂
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  4. Sometimes I wonder why books like this and tv shows like Dexter interest us so. They're so morbid! And yet, undeniably I enjoy them. It's disturbing if I think about this too hard though…

  5. kirstymstudio

    Oh! I featured this last week, seriously, 2014 can't come quick enough, hoping it's just as good as it sounds because it's definitely my type of book. Obviously, great pick! 🙂

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  6. This one is on my wish list too, I just love the Dexter/I Hunt Killers vibe! Great WoW pick 🙂
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