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.
Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
I will have to admit, when I got this book in the mail I wasn’t sure what it was going to entail as the author is only 19 years old! When I started reading it my first thoughts were, “I hope that young entrepreneur will not take this book to heart and think they could make fast money doing this!”. After I finished reading the book in whole, I laughed at my self for thinking that. This book turned out to be really good!
The main character you meet is Kit, she is London’s “Perfect Killer” and she takes her job very seriously. She receives letters and cash that come to her in a secret mailbox and choosing who she is going to kill is not a game and not an impulse decision. Every letter Kit gets starts with “Dear Killer,” and every time Kit murders someone, 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 and who did she learn it best from? That you will have to read this book to find out and you WILL be surprised! But when a letter appears in the mailbox that will have the power to bring Kit down as perfectly as she commits her murders, she starts to think away from the rules she was taught. Did I mention that Kit is still in High School?!
Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is an amazing 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. For Young Adults or Adults (25ish) like me will love this fast paced thriller clear up until the very end!