My pick this week:
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
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?