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 ...more
Basically, Kit meets a police man, that her mother invites over. She stays over him, keeping to the rule 'Keep your friends close, but you…more Spoilers...
Basically, Kit meets a police man, that her mother invites over. She stays over him, keeping to the rule 'Keep your friends close, but your enemies closer', watching him paying attention to how he works, as he is unofficially responsible of the Perfect Killer Investigation. She gets a request to kill someone, at her school. It is the first time she gets a request from her school, of someone she knows. Kit, (The Perfect Killer) is sure about who it is. He starts watching her and she realised that he is trailing around her. So she puts him to word and kills him, with out her trademark. She continues to go about, killing, careful, but at a point Alex (The unofficial Investigator) makes connections, endangering she and her mother, so they try to run away. But he comes between, basically ending, but uh yea.
If you are into killing, and feeling the thrill and understanding how killers work, perfect for you. I really enjoyed this book, and I am in the middle of reading it again, for the 3rd time. :) (less) (hide spoiler)]
“The Perfect Killer is based in Chelsea and is a student,” I said loudly.Well, way to fucking go.
“You...didn’t know that,” I realized with a touch of despair. I had said too much.
I only wanted to prove my cleverness to him, seemingly using information that was public property. But instead I had given him new clues that could lead to me.
This was just a terrible book. There are so many problems, I am at a loss because I'm not quite sure where to start.
So let's start from the beginning. T ...more
I really hate the be that girl who goes around hating every book she picks up. For the past few weeks, there have only been negative reactions to novels. Dear Killer was the same. I tried so hard to see light in it, but that's pretty hard when it's a pile of shit.
Let's start with our main character, Kit. She's the Perfect Killer. A killer who kills without a trace each time. A killer who leaves notes with the body. A killer who is 17 years old and is naive an ...more
Axe Cop is the creation of a five-year-old boy. Five-year-olds come up with weird characters in the course of pretend play all the time. However, this particular child, Malachai Nicolle, has an older brother named Ethan who happens to be a comic-book writer and illustrator.
Ethan Nicolle is a very nice guy who enjoys the time he spends playing with Malachai, and who was amused by the concept of Axe Cop, a police officer who fights crime with the help of a fireman a ...more
"Rule One. Nothing is right, nothing is wrong.
That is the most important guideline, and ...more
Thank you, Edelweiss, for giving me the opportunity of reviewing this book.
Hello Dear Killer,
Seeing as the one of the main reasons Kit does anything slightly important in this book (except for one person) is because of a letter, I'll write one in the hopes that this book will be one of the killed.
I know that many people think it's impossible for there to be a teen killer. Fortunately for you, I'm not one of them. Sure, they're rare (Most ...more
1/5 (0/5 if I could do it)
I don’t take notes on every book I review. If I do, it’s because I’m worried about forgetting my thoughts in the earlier sections (i.e., I’m either reading it too slowly or too quickly) or--and I think you can guess which category this book falls into--I really cannot stand the process of reading the book.
My notes on this book fall into ...more
I've been sitting on this one for about a month, and the truth is that my severe dislike for Dear Killer has not diminished in the slightest, and that, quite the contrary, my animosity towards it grows ...more
Many implied spoilers for Dear Killer are within. Not lightly implied either. Read even half-attentively and you will see spoilers.
How on earth I went from enjoying the last 90 pages of the adorable, totally-worth-reading Alienated by Melissa Landers to reading all 368 pages of this... THING in a day escapes me. One of my friends started reading it just before me and warned me of what was to c ...more
This book was so fucking dumb. I should have trusted the poor ratings I saw on my feed, but I decided to read it anyway and I just should have known better.
I mean, the concept is interesting. A teenage serial killer? Sign me up! I love dark, twisted books that explore the darker parts of the human psyche. I ...more
// WHY THIS BOOK IS GREAT
♔ The thematics of this book are incredibly interesting. There's exploration of the eye-for-an-eye mentality and how it can drive people to their limits. Kit only kills people when she feels that they deserve it, but how can she know that someone deserves to die? There's also a great exploration of a ton of different moral issues. Kit's inner conflicts speak to nature vs. nurture, and it's very well executed. This book doesn't attempt to an ...more
Katherine Ewell’s Dear Killer is a sinister psychological thriller.
I don't know who wrote that blurb but they obviously didn't read the same novel as me. Dear Killer is laughable at best.There isn't anything sinister about it. It lacks common sense and has such a childish feel to it. The writing style made me want to claw my eyes out, it's more obnoxious than The Situation from Jersey Shore and just as disgusting.
I am not a killer. I could never kill anyone, and even if I had to for self-def ...more
Despite all of the harsh and disappointed reviews I have read on Dear Killer I really, really , really enjoyed this book, especially after discovering the author is only 18 years old (17 when she wrote the book) and writes with such beautiful wisdom. Sure, the idea that a 17 year old girl could commit murder after murder after murder in one city without getting caught is quite unbelievable, but it isn't supposed to be a true story. It's fiction. Kit Ward exists in a world where the unbeli...more
Dear Killer is not a book that would be enjoyed by everyone. I even have a feeling that a significant amount of readers will hate and burn it. For starters, the main character of this book is not someone that you can really call a “heroine.” Kit Ward is not the girl who will save the day. On the contrary, she’s the dragon who needs to be slain by your knight in shining armor. And the most disturbing thing is that she has a very disturbing view abo ...more
(view spoiler)[Kit receives a request from Michael to kill Maggie, because she rejected him. Kit ends up killing Michael instead. Maggie is happy because he's dead and she's free from the harassment. This upsets Kit. Kit decides Maggie needs to die now too.
...Excuse me? No. (hide spoiler)] ...more
This book is so unbelievably, ridiculously fucking stupid. I am shocked it was published. Nothing makes sense.
Dear Killer revolves around a 17 year old tasked with dispatching unsuspecting people. People doing their jobs, leaving a relationship fearing bodily harm, Not reciprocating someone else's feelings. etc etc... Sounds stupid right. That's because it is.
Lets start with Kit our relentlessly observant protagonist. She tirelessly describes everything. Her attractive ye ...more
The Giant Plot Holes
Statistics aside, I'm willing to accept the idea of a teenage female serial killer. However, this particular killer operates in Serial Killer Fantasyland, a place where the police are idiots, dozens upon dozens of adults can be killed by teenage girls with magical karate chops that result in not one broken n ...more
This is the kind of book, I wouldn't recommend to anyone. ...more
Kit is a killer. A teenage girl who assassinates people. She’s hired by her clients and in exchange for money, she goes and does her job. Leaving a letter by the dead body is the only clue that the police have. When a mysterious letter arrives in the mailbox, she realizes someone is picking up the pieces and trying to track her down.
I had a l ...more
How in the name of God did people give FIVE stars to this crap? How? How? Did we read the same book?
I think that the idea for the story is great. A teenager serial killer? Bring it on modern time Grave Mercy. But the execution!!! Oh fucking Lucifer, I have't read anything more.... more... ...more
When I first received an ARC of Dear Killer, I didn’t really know what it was about. I actually thought that it was going to be very similar to Find Me by Romily Bernard. You know, I thought that there was going to be this big murder and the main character was going to solve it and there were going to be a bunch of suspense and action scenes. I wasn’t prepared for the main character in Dear Killer to be a serial killer. It wasn’t a plot t ...more
***I'm only 8% in everything I mention comes out in the first chapter so it's not spoiling. Fair warning.
This I teen is London's highest profile killer. People hire her by leaving letters with money in them in a "secret mailbox" aka a hole in the wall of a public womens room.
Here's what's wrong with that scenario: ...more
Kit was a really hard character to connect too. Her constant change of mind got annoying. One minute she would be feeling remorseful, the next minute, she would be killing again, and finding nothing wrong with it.
Her nickname was "The perfect killer", but she made so many mistakes, that i found it hard to believe that she was perfect at it.
The pacing was fine to start with, but as the story progressed, it started to drag out.
If it had stayed ...more
I don't think Katherine Ewell understands how the forensic process works... You can't just wash away fingerprints with a bit of water. I mean she even says that's fingerprints are oils... but then has Kit wash them away with some water from a hose. And there's never any of Kit's DNA a ...more
Kit is seventeen years old. Kit is a murderer. Her mother was a famous serial killer, and has been training Kit since she was a child to murder with brutality and perfection. Kit, after killing her first at age nine, has become known in London as the 'Perfect Killer', leaving no traces or hints.
To Kit, killing isn't an enjoyment or something she does for fun. It's a job, one she simply must do...Well, maybe she enjoys it a little.
When she must kill a girl from her school, she befriends her, an ...more
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