I just realized I never posted a review of one of my favorite books on this blog, so I'm dropping it in here before my next post goes up today. Copied and pasted from my review on Goodreads:
I liked this book even
better the second time. Creepy, thrilling, exciting, enthralling and
addicting. I can't wait to start the second book tomorrow!! Wells is a
great author. I sympathized with John, even though he has tendencies
toward violent thoughts and thinks he could, potentially, become a
killer. His honest, brutal self-analysis is fascinating and
heartbreaking. I especially loved his character's development at the
end of the story.
While I don't have murderous tendencies, the
heartfelt winding of John's story helped me to really understand him and
to feel a connection to him that I didn't expect. His relationships
with his mother, aunt, sister and lone friend are fascinating, and the
way he solves the whodonit in town and, ultimately, triumphs over his
inner demons and the one killing townsfolk is a unique story, mixing a
little sci-fi or fantasy (or whatever genre has such things as demons)
with mystery and thriller-style storytelling. I loved that the author
told us very early on who the killer was, and the remaining story delved
into psychology and the adventure of John setting out to stop him.
I increased my rating, and that's saying something.
This is a fantastic book, maybe not for the faint-hearted, but the
language is clean and there is no "adult" material. It is gruesome and
downright creepy, though.