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I literally finished this book today on my lunch break at work, but I’ve only just got the chance to review it. Overall, 2 out of 5.
I was so excited by the premise of the book “My name is Simon. I’m 10 years old. I’m a serial killer” like okay book, you’ve piqued my interest I’m going to read you, you’re going to be the first book off my newly updated bookshelf and what a waste it was.
It started off well, I was really keen to read this, the premise had got me hooked and I wanted to find out how on earth Simon, a 10 year old kid was a serial killer… But then it just lost its way.
There were too many people brought into the story with absolutely zero back story or explanation, I mean, the ending just didn’t make any sense whatsoever in relation to who this “voice” was, I mean, no sense whatsoever.
The story lost its way part way through as well, it seemed to be about Simon, who went through regression therapy and thought that he was a serial killer, but then it suddenly turned into child trafficking and there was no explanation as to how it reached that point. It just seemed to jump without any reasoning.
For me, I was pulled in by this 10 year old who thinks he’s a serial killer, like COOL I’ve never read a story like that before, but then it just got too much. There were no links between parts of the book and the twists were just pulled out of thin air.
I feel like giving this book 2 out of 5 stars is stretching it, but I thought 1 star was a bit hard. It had potential, and if Sebastian Fitzek had stuck to the original idea then it could have been so much more, but sadly, it was not to be.
Have you read The Child? Let me know what you thought in the comments below!
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