The Killer Inside Me

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Orion Books Limited, May 27, 2010 - Detective and mystery stories - 224 pages
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Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his 'sickness'. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that.

Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are brutal and devastating...

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The writing is bleak, powerful, and unsettling. - Goodreads
The writing could be called masterful. - Goodreads
What makes it work is Jim Thompson's writing. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Mike (the Paladin) - Goodreads

This is a slightly tricky book to rate and review. I want to give at least a minor warning as I think some readers will find the book to some extent disturbing. that said it's considered a classic of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mara - Goodreads

I've read what some may consider to be a creepy number of non-fiction books on sociopathy (The Sociopath Next Door, Snakes in Suits: When Psychopaths Go to Work, The Mask of Sanity). All of them ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

Jim Thompson was born in Anadarko, Oklahoma. After an itinerantchildhood during which his sheriff father was driven from office forembezzlement; and as a roughneck in the Texan oil fields of the 1920s,Thompson became successful as a writer with the pulp fiction houses ofthe 1950s, writing a dozen of his more enduring novels in just 19 months.He also wrote two screenplays (for the Stanley Kubrick films THE KILLINGand PATHS OF GLORY).

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