To be published April 9th 2015 by Mira
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.
This book should come with a warning. You will fall in love with a serial killer and find yourself laughing inappropriately as you read.
‘Normal’ is a story of an apparently normal everyday bloke. He has a secret. He is a serial killer. We get to know him as he is methodically cleaning up, following one of his kills. We follow him stalk, kidnap and kill. He enjoys murder and the body count rises. We don’t even know his name, but that does not matter. Hearing his thoughts and seeing his actions, we fall into his crazy mixed up world and start to understand it. He begins to make mistakes and things get increasingly complicated for our killer.
The whole story is narrated by our killer. Morality is turned on its head, as Cameron cleverly makes him so likeable. Graeme Cameron injects humour and wonderful comic moments. Some of the dialogue between the police and our killer is just hilarious. They are suspicious and he just lays on the charm. And Erica, who our killer encounters, is wonderful and off beat.
This was an outstanding read. I laughed. I empathised with our dark anti-hero. I wanted him to get away with murder. I didn’t want it to end. I wanted the police to continue to be fooled.
Just marvellous! Recommended!
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Thanks to Mira and Netgalley for my review copy!