Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (114): DEAR KILLER

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Title: DEAR KILLER
Author: Katherine Ewell
Publishes: April 1st, 2014
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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’s 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.
I'm easily intrigued by stories like this. The lovely Epic Reads ladies said that DEAR KILLER is like a YA version of Dexter. The summary definitely gives off that type of vibe! This book has easily captured my curiosity. If only it was already April 1st!

What are you waiting on this week?


33 comments:

  1. I picked this one, too!! Holy cow, doesn't it sound good?!?

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    1. *high five*

      It sounds amazing! I hope the writing is excellent, this book has a lot to live up to :)

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  2. Wow, this indeed sounds very interesting. I haven't read that much psychological thriller but they always intrigues me and those few I've read I end up enjoying. I guess this one would be pretty much up to my alley. Thanks for sharing this. Great pick, Lea! :)

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    1. Doesn't it? It's been awhile since I've read a psychological thriller too. Let's hope this one will be great :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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  4. Wow. This sounds like an interesting book. First time I have seen it and now I want it! Thanks for posting it.

    Happy reading!
    Joann @ Paperback Lass

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    1. An interesting concept, right? Glad I managed to find something new to you :)

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  5. Sounds like a great book :D I hope you'll be able to love it when it finally comes out. <3 April is so far away o.O

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    1. April feels like an eternity away. :(

      But, at least it's something to look forward to :)

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  6. This sounds fantastic! I've been reading more thriller books lately, so I can't wait for this to come out. Hopefully it will be great. :D

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    1. Thrillers are always fun, right? I have high hopes for this book.

      Thanks for dropping by, Asma! :)

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  7. OOOOO, very good choice! I love Dexter and would love to read something like a YA version of it. Great pick! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

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    1. I'm curious to read it too, if only to see if it is a YA version of Dexter :)

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. The YA version of Dexter? Sign me up. I LOVE that show! Thanks for sharing this one!

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    1. I know, right?! I'm a few seasons behind on Dexter, but it's so hard not to love that show. Let's hope DEAR KILLER is awesome, too :)

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  9. Wow.. Ok ... I didn't really look into this one when It was fist mentioned on twitter. The Title just didn't hook me. But now that I actually know the description? *drool* .. I'm drooling over a book about murder... is that bad? who cares! Bring it on!

    Here is my Cover Lover post in place of a W.O.W :D

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    1. I'm guilty of doing that with this book too. I saw the cover, but I didn't really take notice of it until the ladies from EPIC READS talked about it. It sounds so fascinating!

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  10. This is the first time I've heard of this book, but it sounds so good! Thanks for pointing it out to me.

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  11. This sounds really interesting! I love that cover too. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I love how bright red it is - it pops! It'll probably look fantastic in person.

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  12. Oh, this one sounds so great, Lea! I think it's something new for me, too, which is kind of rare these days haha fantastic choice this week!

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    1. Ha! It's so hard to find books that are new to other bloggers - we're always so far ahead of the game with our wishlists, it's almost impossible!

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  13. I just added this to my TBR! It sounds great. :)

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    1. Awesome! And I agree, it sounds so great :)

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  14. Say what? Cooooooooooooooooool. I can not wait for this review.

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  15. Ah! You're not the only one waiting on this one! I am in LOVE with the cover, and the synopsis has me hooked. CANNOT wait!

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    1. Let's hope the writing lives up to the epic cover + synopsis!! *crosses fingers*

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  16. I think this looks so cool-can't wait to give it a shot!

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    1. Agreed! It seems different from most YA lit, so I'm excited :)

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  17. Cool, I would totally read this because I love Dexter. Loving the synopsis! But it's sooo far away. Or maybe it just seems like it now and time will end up passing very quickly probably, as it does!

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