It's been a very, very long time since a book has made me mad, but I loved every second of it.
Read at your own risk, spoilers ahead.
We met John Cleaver, demon hunter, two books ago.
Book three, I Don't Want to Kill You, takes place because John called a demon. I mean, he literally picked up a phone and called a demon.The problem with his plan? He doesn't know what she's going to look like, what she's capable of, or how he's going to find her.
After his last run in with a demon, his relationship with Brooke is nearly nonexistent. But suddenly her friend Marci is interested in him.
What could a popular girl like Marci want to do with a sociopath like John?
Their dynamic is FANTASTIC, by the way.
Their budding relationship almost gives John a type of hope; hope that maybe he can be himself with Marci. She understands him, helps him, and honestly she's flirting with him.
But anyway, let's get back to the darker side of things.
John has almost abandoned his rules entirely. He knows a demon is coming, so he's investigating everyone who makes a drastic life change. He starts to borderline stalk members of his community to try to find "Nobody". He has to find her before she starts killing, but he knows the only way he can actually find her is waiting for the first death. That's when a suicide epidemic washes over the teenage girls in his class AND a string of murders that resemble The Handyman begin. Could his new demon the the Handyman?
Now he has to get into the killer's mindset, but his time he has help. His mother has finally accepted that the demons are real, he's confided in Marci, and he's employed the help of a Catholic priest. All of these people are vital to the story and honestly it's brilliant.
I love where author, Dan Wells, takes us in I Don't Want to Kill You.
He pulled out all the stops and quite literally ruined my day.
If you are anything like me, you'll want to read the ending first.
I'M TELLING YOU RIGHT NOW, DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES READ THE ENDING UNTIL YOU ACTUALLY GET TO THE END.
But seriously, go get this book, best in the series.
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