Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Normal by Graeme Cameron

By Graeme Cameron
Published by Mira Books (9 April 2015)
ISBN: 978-1474024570

Publisher's description
'The truth is I hurt people.
It's what I do. It's all I do. It's all I've ever done.
I'm not NORMAL.'

He is the man who lives on your street. The one you see in the supermarket and nod hello to.

He's also a serial killer. Killing is what he's good at.

He's the most compelling antihero since Patricia Highsmith's Ripley.

And you'll want him to get away with MURDER.

My verdict
Many serial killers are the most unassuming people you could possibly meet - which is how they get away with it. Normal is the first book I have read that gives you an insight into the mind of a serial killer - and I loved every minute of it.

Normal's villain is a loveable rogue, who just happens to be a serial killer. He is smooth talking, completely adorable, but also evil. He kills people at random, although doesn't seem to get much pleasure from it. I couldn't decide whether to love him or hate him.

This is a brilliantly written fast-paced novel and I read it in one evening. I don't give spoilers in my reviews, so can't say too much, but some of the book had me in fits of laughter (which felt so wrong, as serial killers are certainly no laughing matter).

If you're looking for a straightforward psychological thriller, then this isn't for you. But if you love dark, twisted humour AND psychological thrillers, buy this NOW!

I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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