Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Project Cain, by Geoffrey Girard

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine to spotlight upcoming book releases that we're excited for.

My pick this week:

Release date: Septer 3, 2013
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages

Goodreads description:
Fifteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdered seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But Jeff’s life changes forever when the man he’d thought was his father hands him a government file telling him he was constructed in a laboratory only seven years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called ‘Project CAIN’.

There, he was created entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA. There are others like Jeff—those genetically engineered directly from the most notorious murderers of all time: The Son of Sam, The Boston Strangler, Ted Bundy . . . even other Jeffrey Dahmer clones. Some raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the men they were created from.

When the most dangerous boys are set free by the geneticist who created them, the summer of killing begins. Worse, these same teens now hold a secret weapon even more dangerous than the terrible evil they carry within. Only Jeff can help track the clones down before it’s too late. But will he catch the ‘monsters’ before becoming one himself?

I first saw this one fairly recently and I was immediately intrigued. I find serial killers fascinating! I don't really know all that much about those mentioned here apart from that they exist (I'm not from the US so this isn't something you 'just pick up' around here) but the idea and psychology of it is something I find interesting. And the concept of being cloned of one? Nauseating just to think of it! But yeah, serial killing teens on the run? How could I not want to read about that?!
What do you think, and what did you pick this week?


  1. Wow. I saw this book when the cover was revealed and even then I was intrigued. Nice pick! I hope you'll enjoy it! ^_^

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  2. Serial killers, people constructed from the DNA of a serial killer, can it get any more awesome? :D Don't think so, I can't wait.


  3. This summary sounds so interesting. I LOVE the TV show Dexter, which is all about serial killers. Then add the DNA aspects, Project Cain definitely is on my list!

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  4. I read Altered by Jennifer Rush not too long ago, that was about genetically engineering, whcih I find fascinating. And now add a seriel killer twist to that? I'm game. Thanks a lot for sharing! My WoW

  5. Yes! So excited for this one and I love the cover.

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  6. I have got to check out this book! Thanks for making it your pick this week! Happy Reading! Here is my WoW for this week!

  7. Awesome pick! I'm super excited for this one as well - such an intriguing cover, and intense premise!

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  8. OOOh. I have an odd fascination for Serial Killers! This sounds AMAZING!!!!
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  9. Wow. Just Wow. Ok.. this is a new one for me but that is one killer concept (no pun intended >.<) Amazing. It sounds chilling & enigmatic doesn't it?! I'm glad you spotlighted this one :) It may be too scary for a wimp like me... but I'll be keeping an eye on it all the same!

  10. Woha now I haven't seen this book before but it does sound so interesting. I became intrigued by the serial killers after I saw Criminal Minds tv-show for the first time! I did some research and figured out that yeah most of them were in the USA but also one really bad one lived in my country. I was so surprised. But also Jack the Ripper is one of the most know one. Also there was one in Columbia who killed 138 people! I couldn't believe!

    Great pick btw :D