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message 1: by lebedeva (new)

lebedeva  (lebedeva) | 67 comments Hi there, I'm looking for books with male or female villain/anti-hero lead preferably one who doesn't seek redemption and doesn't want to become a better person

genre doesn't really matter to me can be contemporary fantasy etc.


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Moloch | 311 comments The Goodbye Kiss: main character definitely doesn't seek redemption and doesn't want to become a better person.

Has also a sequel, At the End of a Dull Day.

Genre: crime/thriller


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lebedeva  (lebedeva) | 67 comments thank you


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message 8: by MJ (new)

MJ | 1382 comments Heller by JD Dixon. 6 books out, the final book is in limbo and has been for a few years. It's still a fun series, as long as you know there's no guarantees of it being finished.


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Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
Villains by Necessity the bad guys don't want to be anything other than what they are.


message 10: by lebedeva (new)

lebedeva  (lebedeva) | 67 comments thank you guys !


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Peter Meilinger | 474 comments Andrew Vachss has a series about a character named Burke who is a career criminal. He's more anti-hero than villain, but he's definitely not an average good guy. The first book is Flood, in which he helps a woman track down a man in order to get revenge. The whole series is great, but it goes into some truly dark places. Vachss has long been an advocate for children and a fighter against child abuse and pornography, and many of the bad guys in his books are truly vile.

Vachss also wrote another series about an ex-French Foreign Legion soldier who settled down in the Pacific Northwest with the nurse who saved his life. She's a genuinely good person, he's not but wiling to try for her sake. Each book involves him having to take care of something that threatens his wife or someone she cares about. The first in the series is Aftershock.


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Lobstergirl | 39275 comments Mod
Live Flesh

Also check out the books of Patricia Highsmith. She is best known for the Tom Ripley series but most if not all of her novels contain some awful villain type who has no interest in reforming.


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lebedeva  (lebedeva) | 67 comments thanks for all the suggestions ! <3


message 16: by Ann aka Iftcan (last edited Oct 24, 2017 02:35PM) (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
These Old Shades this is kinda-sorta a follow up to The Black Moth, but Ms. Heyer changed the names for this one. Still, an interesting romance, by a great storyteller. (Oh, and there is a third one called Devil's Cub that is about the 2 mc's from Shades son. And he is also an anti-hero.)


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