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Rebekah Johnson has a really big secret, one she's pretty sure will end her new relationship with Scott. She'd like to tell him, but she anticipates his response would be to break up with her.Or report her to the police. Most likely both. Rebekah is a fledgling serial killer, and she's not ready to put killing aside. What's a young serial killer to do? Can she give up kill ...more
Published (first published October 8th 2011)
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James P.
Dec 13, 2011 James P. rated it really liked it
I finished reading Instrument of Evil by Lori Lowthert a couple of weeks ago, but had to wait writing this review so I could digest the story. Instrument of Evil traces the life of Rebeka, your average, everyday, girl-next-door, serial killer, from her time as a young girl through adulthood. Although this isn't normally the type of book I enjoy, I found Instrument of Evil an interesting read, especially because the story is told in the first person, so the reader gets a look inside the head of a ...more
C.V. Hunt
Jan 06, 2012 C.V. Hunt rated it liked it
I have to admit that I messed up. I actually read the second book in this story first, but that’s another review.

Instrument of Evil is about a female serial killer as she grows up, and the events that led her to kill. During college, she has to write a thesis for phycology, and decides to write two separate ones. One thesis is about children, and their habits of lying, and the other about psychopaths, which Rebekah has self-diagnosed herself as.


I was forced to accept the idea that
May 09, 2012 Crystal rated it really liked it
Yes, I liked this book. I thought Rebekah was comical not evil.. besides her secret life! She cracked me up laughing a few times in this book. Kind of puts me in the mind of Dexter.

The only thing I have to say is that the beginning kind of dragged on, it took a while for us to see her evil side. And I didn't really see how she resembled things of a killer, but a regular unruly teen. (which we all were)

And then the end hmmmmm kind of put me off, It was different, not what I expected of a serial k
Jul 10, 2015 Theadora rated it liked it
I liked the first part of the book much more, before she figured out she was a psychopath. All the horrible stuff she used to do was much more interesting than her actual killings. The killings themselves were nicely thought out, even her 'in the moment' ones, but it seemed a little unrealistic that she never got caught. Seeing her stereotypical killer characteristic was great since she was able to hid all of it or play it for her benefit. The connection with Ted Bundy was great; it helped make ...more
Dec 12, 2011 Christina rated it it was amazing
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The character development was so strong that not only did I feel like I personally know the characters, I also was afraid to sleep at night fearing that Rebekah might be planning my death. I'm very much looking forward to the next installment. The book is gripping, intriguing, and quite delightful.
Dec 03, 2011 Mihir rated it liked it
Overall rating = 3 & 1/2 stars.

Full review over at Fantasy Book Critic
Jim Hock
Nov 07, 2011 Jim Hock rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly enjoyed reading Instrument of Evil - Rebekah is a captivating character. Looking forward to the follow up.
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I was born in Pensacola, Florida into a Navy family, and we moved frequently throughout my childhood. This served to make me more adaptable. Presumably. We lived in the same place for all four years of high school. After this, I went to college at the University of South Alabama, where I majored in dissolute behavior and biology. Next I spent a year at Princeton studying molecular biology, before ...more
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