The Wicked Heart

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Pocket Books, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 256 pages
14 Reviews
He did not want to kill.

Dusty Shame was a high school senior, and a serial killer. Already he has murdered three young women, and he has more planned. Yet Dusty did not want to hurt anybody. There was something inside him, or perhaps outside him, that compelled him to kill.

Sheila Hardolt has lost her best friend to Dusty's insane attacks. It will be her task to probe the clues Dusty has left at the site of each of his murders. Clues that will point her into the past -- to a time when a large portion of mankind lost all sense of decency.

There she will find the seed of Dusty's evil compulsion, the Wicked Heart, and the reason why it did not die the first time it was destroyed.

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Review: The Wicked Heart

User Review  - Debbie Johansson - Goodreads

This is certainly a dark and disturbing book concerning a teenage serial killer, but it is written in such a way that the reader manages to sympathise with him. I wasn't sure about the Nazi connection ... Read full review

Review: The Wicked Heart

User Review  - Bree - Goodreads

The book has potential if there wasn't what seemed to be a need to keep the book at 200 pages. The story became interesting when Shelia meets Gossick and hears the Nazi story from him. But since there ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1993)

Christopher Pike was born in Brooklyn, New York, but grew up in Los Angeles, where he lives to this day. Prior to becoming a writer, he worked in a factory, painted houses, and programmed computers. His hobbies include astronomy, meditating, running, playing with his nieces and nephews, and making sure his books are prominently displayed in local bookstores. He is the author of Last Act, Spellbound, Gimme a Kiss, Remember Me, Scavenger Hunt, Final Friends 1, 2, and 3, Fall into Darkness, See You Later, Witch, Die Softly, Bury Me Deep, Whisper of Death, Chain Letter 2: The Ancient Evil, Master of Murder, Monster, Road to Nowhere, The Eternal Enemy, The Immortal, and The Wicked Heart, all available from Archway Paperbacks. Slumber Party, Weekend, Chain Letter, and Sati -- an adult novel about a very unusual lady -- are also by Mr. Pike.

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