Monday, March 30, 2015

Normal - Graeme Cameron

Graeme Cameron
Mira, Mar 31 2015, $24.95
ISBN 9780778318507

He methodically prepares for teenager Sarah.  When he decides the time is right, he enters the eighteen-year-old chosen one’s house and murders her.  Once his deed is done, the killer thoroughly cleans the home to insure he left behind no evidence that he committed the lethal home invasion.  Everything went perfect until he goes to his van to leave the scene; his keys are locked inside.

Sarah’s executioner soon bumps into his victim’s friend Erica; whom he captures and incarcerates in his secret basement under the garage.  As he improves his skills with his mantra practice makes perfect, the serial killer has his first major setback when he goes to buy food for his latest and meets Rachel the grocery store clerk.  Stunned the predator knows he loves Rachel, but struggles with making the triangle work leading to errors that could end his career.

This is a dark jocular serial killer contemporary romance that amusingly satires both subgenres.  Obviously not for everyone, those who embrace the premise of a psychopath suffering from the “Normal” emotion of love will want to read Graeme Cameron’s black romantic comedy.

Harriet Klausner

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