Mr. Monster by Dan Wells

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I killed a demon. I don’t know if it was really, technically a demon, but I do know that he was some kind of monster, with fangs and claws and the whole bit, and he killed a lot of people. So I killed him. I think it was the right thing to do. At least the killing stopped.

Well, it stopped for a while.

In I Am Not a Serial Killer, John Wayne Cleaver saved his town from a murderer even more appalling than the serial killers he obsessively studies.

But it turns out even demons have friends, and the disappearance of one has brought another to Clayton County. Soon there are new victims for John to work on at the mortuary and a new mystery to solve. But John has tasted death, and the dark nature he used as a weapon---the terrifying persona he calls “Mr. Monster”---might now be using him.

No one in Clayton is safe unless John can vanquish two nightmarish adversaries: the unknown demon he must hunt and the inner demon he can never escape.

In this sequel to his brilliant debut, Dan Wells ups the ante with a thriller that is just as gripping and even more intense. He apologizes in advance for the nightmares.

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About Dan Wells

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DAN WELLS lives in Orem, Utah, with his wife, Dawn, and four young children.
Published September 28, 2010 by Tor Books. 320 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Literature & Fiction, Horror. Fiction

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Three months ago, 16-year-old John Wayne Cleaver killed a demon masquerading as his neighbor, Mr. Crowley (I Am Not a Serial Killer, 2010).

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John is his own worst monster, and right up to the very end, even when he faces off against the demon killer, he has to struggle to keep from making the girl he has a crush on his second victim.

May 17 2011 | Read Full Review of Mr. Monster

Portland Book Review

A 15-year-old sociopath, John Wayne Cleaver, is working at getting back to normal after killing a demon to save his mother.

Jul 30 2011 | Read Full Review of Mr. Monster

Fantasy Literature

But he’s a hero to his town — not because he killed the demon, as no one but his mother knows about that, but because the circumstances of that killing tended to suggest that he was trying to save the human who was inhabited by the demon.

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Savannah Now

The descriptions of the damage inflicted upon the victims of the town’s new serial killer spare no detail, and the showdown depicted in the last quarter of the book between John and the killer – and between John and Mr. Monster – borders on the uncomfortable.

Oct 16 2010 | Read Full Review of Mr. Monster

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Tagged as Dan Wells, I Am Not A Serial Killer, John Cleaver, Mr Monster, Mr Monster Book Review, Serial Killer.

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