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A FEMA crisis manager by day and serial killer by night becomes romantically involved with the FBI unit chief hunting him down. Will she learn his dark secret?
Kindle Edition, 61 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by John Cassian
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Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️
Jul 24, 2014 Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ rated it really liked it
Recommended to Shannie's ⭐️Lookin' 4 My Next BBF⭐️ by: JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
4 HELP.....I Have the Hots for a Serial Killer Stars!!

Those of you that know me are probably thinking WTF did Shannie read............

While this story was out of my comfort zone, I really did find it brilliantly written. Samuel Knight is a FEMA crisis worker by day and your friendly serial killer at night. He has numerous alias identities, including Samuel Knight, which help to insure nobody can identify him as the Greek Death.....yes that's what the press has named him. Knight doesn't like it e

Jul 18, 2014 Beverly rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, dark-reads
4 I love me a serial killer Stars

Samuel Knight is a serial killer, and why I love these personalities, in books, is beyond me.

No really…I am fine and I will keep selling that story.

Okay, all joking aside. I really enjoy these reads because we get to see the mindset of these serial killers. Some of Samuel’s lines in this book had me laughing out loud for example:

"I watched Ashley tell her professional wrestler boyfriend she loved him before going home to her husband and two children. Even thoug
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Aug 26, 2016 ~*~Princess Nhya~*~ rated it really liked it
Mr. Knight is cray cray. You hear me? What a sick puppy he is.
Reading this brief novel has left me scared, confused, & not wanting to touch the subject of Crazy.
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What made this even more disturbing for me, was his voice. Everything about his outer packaging, just screams "I'm a nice, decent, hard working, compassionate guy!" But his thoughts are the most vile, dark & sinister thoughts ever. What makes this the most frightening is that he could be anybody. He could be my neighbor across t
JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust
Aug 13, 2016 JaHy☝Hold the Fairy Dust rated it really liked it

Dexter Morgan has some competition and one of his fake persona's is named Samuel my Knight In shining armor. Okay, it's just Samuel Knight, I added that other shit because his character just got me out of my book funk.

Full review to come later.. I need to read Killing Sam Knight ASAP.... which is currently free btw
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**** 4 Pure Love's Kiss Stars ****

I am not sure what is happening to me but right now I am just loving these crazy serial killing men. I love their thought process. I especially love when they have a sweet side that tries to take over their darkness but always comes up short. If you really want to suck me in, add a kick ass woman that has the same darkness hidden inside but remains in total control until she finds a man that can unleash her beast!!

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Killing Matt Cooper is a Dexter meet Cri
Jun 04, 2014 Dee rated it really liked it
This was an intense psychological thriller told through the very disturbed mind of a serial killer.
Killing Matt Cooper was intense and fast paced. Intended for mature audiences, there were plenty of dark and twisted scenes that shocked even me.
Very well written with some likeable and oh so unlikeable characters, this novel is not for the faint at heart. If you dare...go for it.
Jul 21, 2014 Ash rated it really liked it
~4 pure love’s kiss stars~


Samuel Knight likes big boobs, blonde hair, porn, and one night stands. He always brings flowers and ends the evening with pure love's kiss. He may also be a deranged serial killer but, hey nobody’s perfect.


If you are looking for a story that will grab your attention while entertaining you with the inner thoughts of a quirky, erratic, and in my opinion, enjoyable sociopath then look no further.
Killing Matt Cooper was a story that I had expected to be scary, however even
Danielle Evans
Apr 19, 2015 Danielle Evans rated it really liked it
This review is also posted on my blog:

I normally enjoy stories that are told through the viewpoint of someone you can feel for—you know, a good guy or girl. Being that I knew this story would be told through the eyes of someone truly evil, then I got past that and found myself both intrigued and utterly disgusted at the same time. I do like a good disturbing thriller after all. And this book certainly delivered on that.

Fearlessly written, the author hold
Amber Rose
Aug 29, 2013 Amber Rose rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: erotica, dark, standalones
This book is fucked up to say the least. You are in the mind of a serial killer and going through each situation with his victims.

"pure-love's kiss

This book is dark. Even after finishing this book I can't get it out of my head. It was that good. Dark and twisted good. There's moments when I wanted him to get caught but by the end of the book I wanted to keep going on his journey with him. How fucked up is that? I'm not sure but, I really enjoyed this short story.
Jun 22, 2013 Elaine rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: on-the-dark-side
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This is one of those books your either going to love or hate.
Being a fan of the darker side, I did enjoyed this.
Its a short story told from a serial killers POV. He explains at the start about his first kill. His first love, my love. We don't really know what triggers it off or why until later in the book and also where the tittle Killing Matt Cooper comes in.
He always tries to justify his killings in some way. He doesn't kill any women only a certain type of woman and he knows as soon as he
Jun 01, 2013 Cole rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sympathy for the Devil

This is a psychological crime novel, 'whydunnit' as much as anything else, but with some exciting plot twists and, while pleasingly tightly written, with sufficient detail to hold the attention of readers of high quality fiction as well as of page-turning thrillers.

My general criteria for a five star rating are either that the book is superbly written with few irritants or very well-written with lots to say. This book lies mainly in the former category as a brilliantly writ
3.5 in-the-mind-of-a-serial-killer stars
Utterly insane! You'll get the inner perspective of a (I hope imaginary) serial killer. He kills girls. Who are just like his Love, his first love.

We get to know his alias, Sam Knight, here is my Sam:
oie UNORdze UNJOr

So, in his free time he follows and kills girls who are cheaters or whoring behind their boyfriends back... And, in daytime, he is a FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) crisis manager who goes around the country, and whenever there is a crisis situati
Valerie Sparkle
This was great! It was a very dark and dirty quick read. I loved that it was told completely from the killer's point of view. Great writing style, It was creepy and scary but also made me laugh. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
Oct 17, 2015 ~Kristin~ rated it liked it
3.5 *Creepy as HELL* Stars!
This was a pretty fucked up read. Told through the serial killer's perspective, we get a glimpse into his psychological makeup, which, let's face it, is fascinating to many people (myself included).

This novella was well written, fast paced and dark.

He is the quintessential sociopath; from his warped sense of entitlement, to his lack of remorse and guilt, to his shallow emotions and lack of empathy - he has such a dark and twisted mind. He prides himself on feeling powerful and in control when ot
Jul 26, 2014 Beth rated it it was ok
I feel bad in a way that I did not finish this book as the author sent me it free in exchange for review but sadly Im hearing he is commenting on other book reviews telling people to try his books therefore I just feel like I was only added by him in order to get me to read his book.

I am on Goodreads for the social aspect of my reading habit not to be a guinea pig for authors if I wanted to do that Id log into my un-used Net gallery account.

I wish the author all the luck with his future work.

Damian Stevenson
'Killing Matthew Cooper' is a smart, hip, slickly written first person serial killer story reminiscent of Jeff Lindsay's Dexter books and the writings of Robert Bloch.

Cassian's prose grabs you by the throat from the opening sentence and doesn't let go. His hero or anti-hero hides in plain sight as a FEMA worker. It's a disturbing story that should appeal to fans of 'American Psycho' and dark stories in general.
First thing I would warn, if the synopsis is not enough, this is a very sexually and violently explicit novella. Definitely for mature audiences only, and for audiences that are not upset about explicit subject matter.

This was a very quick read, but I could not put it down. I can't honestly say I liked it due to the brutal and disturbing nature, but it was most certainly very engrossing.

I have read several reviews complaining about repetition, but I have to say that didn't bother me in the slig
Aug 02, 2013 Sue rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free download of "Killing Matt Cooper" by John Cassian by the author through the psychological thriller group in Goodreads, in exchange for an honest review. This is the diary of a serial killer.


I was interested in learning more about the mindset of someone who could carry out these horrendous acts. Did he feel remorse? What causes someone to flip out and do the things he did? Many questions.

When the monster raped and killed the love of his life, he realized who he wa
Leo Walsh
May 30, 2013 Leo Walsh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Devilish and fun in a creepy sort of way. And out of my normal reading pattern, being a psychological thriller/ horror story. Which I am, in some ways, ashamed to have found as captivating as I did.

Killing Matt Cooper is very short book (about 25,000 words -- either a long novelette or short novella) which I got for free on

Cassian's style is interesting. At first, I was put off by the opening. It begins with a super-creepy and unsettling revelation by the first-person narrato
D.A. Childers
May 27, 2013 D.A. Childers rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is a first-person novel taking the reader into the mind of a rapist and serial killer. Unlike many books written in first person, Killing Matt Cooper never gets bogged down with the minutia of day-to-day details. Instead, the story flows quickly and effortlessly from event to event, providing exactly the correct amount of 'inner thinking' to give the necessary background into the killer and his driving forces.

The only aspect of the story that I wish had been e
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A short, sharp read probably bordering dark due to the subject matter, but doesn't quite reach that mark due to the 'matter of fact' internal monologue of the protagonist.

Not really my regular reading genre although I do have a peripheral interest in genuine serial killers and their inner ego's, which is what quite probably drew me to the story in the first place.

I'm not sure I found the inner psyche believable for a serial killer or the coincidences that developed around his 'new love interest
Jun 24, 2013 Pam rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is definitely a page turner. I couldn’t stop reading it once I started it in spite of the graphic descriptions he gives. John hooks you with the first statement and keeps you hooked all the way through.
The story is told from the point of view of a serial killer whose alias is Samuel Knight, a FEMA worker. He vividly describes the killings he has committed and takes you along for a couple of them. An unforeseen accident leads the police and FBI to the bodies o
Dec 04, 2013 Kay rated it liked it
Getting into a serial killer's mind may be disturbing and that's exactly what I was expecting from this book. The beginning was kind of scary because you are witnessing his killing from his point of view for the first time. However, the level of horror was not quite maintained when he started going after Kathleen, the FBI agent. I would say his obsession was disturbing, but other than that, it was not really horrifying to the extent that you should be when faced with a serial killer. He's more o ...more
Jams Roses
Aug 15, 2013 Jams Roses rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is not for the faint of heart! It's a nonstop gripping pageturner, told from the sick mind of a serial killer as he goes about plotting his kills and trying to find his "Love" again. This is for VERY mature audiences only, but if you can stomach it, then it's worth it. The story is sickly compelling and you'll be surprised time and again until the end. I didn't love the cliffhanger ending, but it DID feel right for the character, since he seems to have a love/hate relationship with ...more
James J.
May 31, 2013 James J. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Killing Matt Cooper is a hot and sexy thrill ride -- no chapters, no breaks just one long expose told from the sick mind of a serial killer. Well written, and hard to put down once you start it, the book grabs you from the first line. The ending also seems apropos -- the sicko doing what he does best to keep his girl from leaving town. I recommend if you have the stomach for it.
Jun 15, 2014 Menna rated it really liked it
Even though it was short,it was engaging and intriguing.....i enjoyed being in his head with his fucked up logic!
Aug 16, 2016 Sharon rated it really liked it
E-book gifted by the author for review

Killing Matt Cooper is the story of Samuel Knight, a FEMA crisis worker with a difference. You see Samuel Knight has a secret, he is a serial killer. He has a past that haunts him, to his very core, he raped and killed his one true love. On that day something snapped inside of him emerging as an animal with a thirst for the same feelings from his one true love. But no matter how hard he tries he can not find it, so he goes on killing in the hope one day it w
Lina Sacher
"I raped the love of my life."

That is how this book starts. I would label that as one of the most disturbing and powerful opening lines ever. The disturbing doesn't end here. The protagonist is a serial killer who recreates the killing of "the love of his life" over and over again in search for ... whatever it is that serial killers want to feel when they kill someone in just the right way. I won't pretend to understand. I don't. And I find it super disturbing and creepy. The protagonist was cr
Lucy Harris
Nov 01, 2013 Lucy Harris rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this e-book in exchange for an honest review.

Thrillers are usually not my genre but this one just sounded so interesting I thought I would give it a try and I am glad that I did. I was intrigued by the plot and the POV being that of a serial killer, this isn't something that I have read before so I was eager to find out how John Cassian thinks a killer may tick.

I was warned that I was going to be disturbed by this book, I have to say that I wasn't. Not sure what that says a
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