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Eyes Without A Face

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When her sorority sisters are engaged in sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the unnamed narrator finds her true calling in life when she kills her first victim. She doesn't have a neon sign stating, "Warning, Serial Killer," following her around. She delights in the realization that her role separates her from the people around her. A chameleon by nature, she exploits her ethi ...more
Paperback, 380 pages
Published October 2017 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Jaana Louise
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Well! Wasn't this the unexpected dark horse. It really shows you shouldn't always judge a book by its cover.
This book follows 'Doc', a female serial killer and takes place between 1985-2004. It isn't all about her kills and the police trying to catch her, they don't even know she exists. This is her confessional kill journal of sorts. It chronicles her clawing her way out of her backwoods hometown and away from the family that called her 'That Thing' all her life. Getting into med school, learni
Bryan Nowak
Jan 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
People who like horror novels typically like the plummet into the darkness that comes along with that kind of reading. I love horror for where it can take me. It is important to note that sometimes gives you those deeply conflicted thoughts some people actually relish. Enter, "Eyes Without a Face".

Author Betsy Ashton gives us a wonderful book that is not only smartly written, but well-paced. You get to see the story unfold through the eyes of the serial killer. She, yes a female serial killer, i
Kitty Igaz
Jun 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was an awesome read! Firstly because it is really well written/edited! Yeah I am a stickler for bad editing and I only found one or two issues in the entire book, which is beyond rare in books today.
Secondly, Ashton did her research! Our heroine (? lol) is believable! She is methodical, smart, superior, loving (to the right creature/people), she is just a whole ball of interesting! I love that in the beginning she makes a mistake here and there but learns from them so that next time her pla
Karen Hughes
Jun 08, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Ashton is a local author I saw featured on PBS. I like to support local authors, so I thought I would give the featured book a try.

The author did a great job on character development and pace. Considering that the story spans over 20 years, she moved the story along very quickly. The story is very good. Most serial killers are men, not women. And its hard to consider her a serial killer; more like a vigilante. Quite frankly, I couldn't put the Kindle down, as I wanted to see what was next f
John Jessop
Dec 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Eyes Without A Face is a unique story, and once I started I couldn't put it down. This is a novel about a female serial killer, told through the eyes of the killer. It was entertaining, disturbing and enlightening all at the same time. I couldn't decide whether I liked or loathed the main character, although the book was so well written that at one point I actually felt compassion for a serial killer. I highly recommend this book, but beware, once you read it you'll never look at women in quite ...more
Thomas Jr.
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Horrifying and Absorbing Tale

The most horrifying thing about Eyes Without a Face is the cool, dispassionate narration. It makes the killer totally believable and totally human. One can't help but think the narrator is really out there somewhere, and maybe even hope so.
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