Author: Danae Samson
Genre: Thriller, Horror
From the pen of Danae Samson, author of the terrifying debut, LAMENT HILL, comes her follow-up novel, BURN: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green.
Violence comes to the small Californian college community of Riverhearst as a group of students and teachers are forced to confront a sociopathic killer targeting students. But what is more frightening is that this killer appears to be one of their own…
Prepare to experience the neuroses and the casual slaughters of Simon Green.
Prepare to experience the horror of a town BURN!
“Burn: The Casual Slaughters of Simon Green” reminded me of Dexter. Why? Well, the main character in both books is the villain. Simon isn’t as sophisticated as Dexter though, and he couldn’t care less about getting caught. He wants to get his point across, one way or the other.
It’s an interesting, dark, and thought-provoking read. It wasn’t really horror though, more like a very dark thriller, but I did enjoy it. The detectives working the case were interesting too, and I liked the head-hopping, jumping from one character to the other. Usually I’m not fond of that, but here it gave us a bigger insight in who is involved in the killings (as victim, as cause, as person trying to solve it) and why.
If I come across this author’s first book, I’ll definitely pick it up as well.