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Son of a Serial Killer (Murder in the Genes Trilogy Book 1) by [Ross, James]
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Jams N. Roses is a father of one and grew up in Hertfordshire, England. He has spent a few years living on the Costa del Sol, Spain, and currently resides in Nice, France. He primarily writes novels that are steeped in crime with a psychological twist, but has a naughty sense of humor that can sneak its way into his work, so much so that his third release, Extremely England is an hilarious, satirical comedy. From the author... "I love the creation of stories, and although I spend days and weeks and months working on a plot, it's the emotions of my characters that I enjoy delving into. My first published novel, 'Get Clean', really has my heart and soul poured into it. Although I feel a bit naked by putting a story out there that contains so much of my life, I'm happy with the book, and a little proud of my first writing achievement. Also available is 'Son of a Serial Killer'. This story was born in my mind when I was going through a difficult phase in my life. I felt let down by the person closest to me, and I was angry and upset. What better way to expel those emotions than to throw them into a book? The story itself isn't based on my life like my previous novel, but the emotions captured within the pages are feelings I had to battle with for far too long. My third release, 'Extremely England', is something completely different. It's a satirical comedy poking fun at society and the way it is portrayed by the media - I enjoyed writing something that wasn't so dark for a change if I'm honest! I am a big film fan, and would have to admit that I have an eye on the 'filmability' of my stories when writing them. One day..." IMPORTANT NOTE FOR POTENTIAL READERS: Books by Jams N. Roses are not family-friendly, Christian stories. If you are easily offended, hate to acknowledge that drug or alcohol abuse exists, are disgusted that sex is more than just a tool for procreation, or can't stand to read the occasional swear word, then these books are not recommended for you to read. Thank you.

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  • Print Length: 190 pages
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  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars 123 customer reviews
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I read a crime thriller every now and then, but normally a fantasy fan. This means I cannot judge a review so well, as it's not my favourite subject. This was a good plot with some twists that you sort of expect. I say that, as I thought some of the twists were predictable. Good character interactions. You can't help but feel sorry for the main character. Written and edited to perfection. I enjoyed it and would recommend the author as a good read.
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Hmmm a mother encouraging her son to be a serial killer just like his dad. Well thats a bit different. Not exactly on the edge of my seat but finished the book.
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Jams N. Roses has a talent for walking on the dark side and I have no hesitation whatsoever in awarding `Son of a Serial Killer' five stars.

Many years ago someone handed me a book to read with the words, "You might enjoy this." I can't remember what it was called now but it covered the true story of couple who picked up hitch-hikers in the California / Nevada desert areas, raped them, tortured them and inevitably killed them. I had no idea why this person felt I would enjoy this book but out of duty I read it, and against my better judgement found myself being so drawn to the main character that I started to feel sorry for the rapist-killer.

His upbringing was atrocious, and he was never, ever going to grow up to be a choirboy. Now as I set out to write a review of Serial Killer and not this other book, I mention this only in passing because Jams N. Roses has that same talent in that even though the reader knows the protagonist, Ben, is a killer he is drawn to him and desperately wants him to champion the evil forces within himself and return victorious.

And it is these evil forces that Roses defines so well, for the author explores the dark side of schizophrenia with a rare talent. Schizophrenia can be an alarming and agonising condition and Ben finds himself journeying through a world that is barren, demented and persecuted by distorted consciousness. He is disgusted and frightened by the face in the mirror.

However, if you think Ben is the only character in this book that is slightly unhinged, you're in for a treat. His girlfriend, Natalie, is a pure psychopath, working all the time towards whatever is in her own best interests with absolute no guilt feelings or capacity for remorse.
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Very cleverly written book, thoroughly enjoyed it. Read it in one sitting. An unusual story, but a very good read all the same,
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This psychological thriller is another of the novels in free promotion in which I stumbled. The title itself is one that you cannot miss.
Could the son of a serial killer become himself a serial killer? Apparently yes, in the opinion of the author, if the parent is suffering from some mental illness that may arise in his children.
Something special is the way the story is presented. The characters appear separately and only as you go ahead with the book you realize how they are connected together. For this reason it is difficult to mention the plot without spoilers. Part of the fun is to put the pieces together yourself as you read.
The novel is not very long and the characterisation of the characters is engaging. Personally I identified with the protagonist who suspects to be the son of a serial killer and fears to become himself a serial killer. I lived with him the terror with which he performed his actions. Ben is afraid of what he can be and ultimately he fears himself.
The ending of the story is in line with this fear.
I must say that unfortunately, although I have read the novel with great pleasure and very quickly, I found the ending a bit disappointing. It was what I expected without making any special effort of imagination. It’s a shame, because a subject as thorny as this one deserved a braver approach.
However, it is a good book that I would recommend it.

Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli, author of Red Desert - Point of No Return
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Marvelous psychological thriller. Fast plot with interesting characters. There's a lot of excitement in this novel. Fans of a good, quick read will definitely enjoy this book.
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"Actions are sometimes performed in a masterly and most cunning way, while the direction of the actions is deranged and dependent on various morbid impressions - it's like a dream." This is a quote from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's famous novel, Crime and Punishment, but it may as well be describing Ben Green, the troubled young protagonist of the novel "Son of a Serial Killer" by Jams N. Roses.

This novel is truly frightening, but not because of the string of murders that are being left unsolved. It is frightening and terrifying because of what is happening to Ben and what most of us are probably afraid of even if we don't readily admit it. Ben is losing his mind and his sanity, and he knows it. He's fighting back, trying to get back to his former self, normal, nice, and balanced, but that goal gets further and further out of reach as the story progresses. Just the thought of watching myself lose my mind and not being able to do anything about it sent chills down my spine.

Ben's thinking patterns are placed at the center of this thriller, and it is Ben who largely drives the plot. One of the most powerful recurring images in this book is a mirror in which Ben sees not only his old familiar self but his new self, the personality full of malice and evil, that is gradually taking over his life. "What am I doing with my life?" and "What was I born to be?" are some of the questions that Ben asks of the reflection in the mirror. And it takes him a long time to find the right answers. The ending of the book is tragic by conventional standards, but I have to quote Dostoyevsky again who said, "the greatest happiness is to know the source of unhappiness," and in that sense, Ben's story ends happily.

But it's not just Ben's character that is interesting and multidimensional.
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