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The Serial Killers Club - Jeff Povey

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Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Jeff Povey / Edition: New edition / Mass Market Paperback / 320 Pages / Book is published 2007-07-05 by Little, Brown & Company

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      29.06.2009 21:13
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      A good book worth a read

      I have never read a book by Jeff Povey before and the cover of this got me totally intrigued. The illustration of the people falling over is a great way of drawing your attention to the book.

      I'll give you an overview of the book without ruining anything. This story follows Dougie who is the unlikely hero who starts the book killing a serial killer who was trying to kill him. As you do, he then goes through his wallet and finds an invite to meet Errol Flynn. So again, as you would, he goes to meet Errol and his friends and ends up joining the serial killer club in Chicago. All the members go by alias hollywood names to protect their identity.

      Throw in a weird extra in Agent Wade and their bizarre relationship that ends up in him challenging Dougie having to terminate the serial killers club without getting terminated himself. Will he do it? Will he be brave enough to outwit killers at what they do best?

      Most of the book is set around their meetings and the detail on the characters is really good. Although at times the books gets itself slightly confused like the author decides he doesn't like the story he's writing but can't think of a better way to get it finished. It's a wonderfully over the top story and what a thought, the serial killers of the world meeting in a club - it will make you look twice at the nearest gaggle of people in your local cafe.

      My biggest disappointment was the ending. It was too sudden, and did let the rest of the book down I thought. I won't say anymore!

      Would I read it again? No I probably wouldn't. Would I recommend someone else to read it? Yes as a holiday read it would be a good bit of escapism.

      Jeff Povey is English and has written for Eastenders. He has a website www.theserialkillersclub.com I've never been on it but it's given as info at the back of the book.

      Happy reading!

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