S is for Serial by D.K. Greene
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Review of S IS FOR SERIAL by D. Greene
I really enjoyed this engrossing "serial killer" subgenre mystery. The character evolution (or devolution) is extraordinary. The "serial killer" was prolific and I think had one of the oddest, most unusual rationales for his killings that I've ever read. Told in first person by the son of the killer, the story gently unfolds the son's real character as gradually as it tells his actual, not his assumed life story. [Since he was a semi-orphan, the son of a convicted murderer, the boy was placed--repeatedly--in foster care, as an outreach of the Witness Protection Program. Even as an adult he still bears an assumed identity.] First person narrative often does not work for me, but in this book it certainly did appeal, as "Peter" weaves his way in and out of his current life, his reuniting with his father, and the recounting of the past by both son and father. Never a dull moment here; there's always the excitement of "Oh, what will he do next?" on every page.
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