cover image I Am Not a Serial Killer

I Am Not a Serial Killer

Dan Wells, read by John Allen Nelson, Tantor Media, unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $34.99 ISBN 978-1-4001-1579-2

The teenage (and innocent) John Wayne Cleaver swears he is not the serial killer that has emerged in his small town—despite his grisly name and a series of unpleasant and eerie similarities. His fascination with the killer leads him to launch his own investigation of sorts— one that leads him to the identity of the murderer. There are shades of Jeff Lindsay's darkly comic Dexter series, but John Allen Nelson is miscast. His female voices are grating caricatures, and he cannot become the protagonist—his voice is too deep, assured, and assertive even when the text suggests otherwise. A Tor hardcover (Reviews, Feb. 1). (Apr.)