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Necessary Evil

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  42 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
"Gentlemen, meet the real Billy McIlvain, Creator of Heaven and Earth. . . ." So proclaimed Bill McIlvain to the friends who'd gathered for his sixth birthday party. No one could have imagined on that festive day the twisted future that lay in store for young Billy. Billy's pedigree was distinguished. He was bright and well mannered. If little Billy McIlvain was guilty of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by St. Martin's Press (first published July 1st 1994)
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Carson
Jul 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, WOW! I am in love with this book. It is beyond creepy. The ending is totally unexpected, and you get a lot of mixed feelings involved like shock and sadness. With that said, the author did a great job on controlling what he wants the reader to feel. The character is pure evil, but he wasn't always like that. It began with a horrific event that happened to him as a child. It lets you get into the mind of a murderer. The chapters are not in sequential order which gives the read a s ...more
Succubus121 Salah
Feb 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Dark, terrifying & sad. I never expected to love & hate a killer as much as I did here. This was the most engaging reading experience I've ever had with a character in a book. I felt lost, drained & sad after finishing the book.
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Kit★
Mar 19, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: horror
This was in a box of books my sister-in-law gave me. Looks... interesting. Tossing it on the TBR mountain.
Amy
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am probably really weird, but I loved this book. I read it over and over - trying to figure out the main character's psychology. Asking myself "How could he?"
Marci
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: true-crime
I read this book about 3 years ago. I can't remember much about the story. I do recall that it is rather violent and graphic.
Nerissa
Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was ok
Very dark. A friend gave it to me or I would never have bought it myself. It's about the inner workings of the mind of a killer.
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