Serial, Volume One by Jaden Wilkes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
5 stars for a witty psychopathic serial killer in love
I loved this book and plan to read the next three right away. They are my favorite genre of book (though I am not sure it is actually considered a true genre). But I have read quite a few and I am truly enamored with the psychopath/sociopath without empathy that falls in love and finally finds someone that he has feelings for.
Generally these people, like our main character, Jude Hollister, are portrayed as witty about their lack of emotions, their actions and life in general so their thoughts are often hilarious and their inner commentary is pretty fascinating.
Some of my classmates and colleagues chose drugs as their escape from the mundane. I chose death. It’s easier on the body and doesn’t show up on tox screens. It’s not like “Hey, I slit a woman’s throat last night” will be picked up in a cup of urine.
Jude falls for Veronica (Ronnie), a waitress at a nearby Waffle House he and his “friends” went to one night after getting drunk. He hangs out with his friends every so often to appear normal. Jude stalks Ronnie for a while after that, planning to kidnap her, make her his, call her Pet and keep her because he loves her. He doesn’t want to kill her, but hopes that she will save him and he will be able to stop killing before he gets caught.
However Jude is not too worried about being caught right away, he just knows that eventually he probably will. He is very methodical, always using different cars, changing his hair, selecting different types of girls, cleaning them afterwards, etc.
I couldn’t imagine pulling this kind of shit off without the money I had backing it. Maybe I should’ve started a charity assisting broke ass killers, helped a few out.
He eventually takes Ronnie and it happens in a pretty fortuitous way, which I won’t spoil but he is afraid after he takes her that he will kill her because he still has his urges, so he continues to kill. There is a small cliffhanger. Each of the books are approximately 100-125 pages so it was expected and are available on Kindle Unlimited.