The Killer's Cousin

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The Killer's Cousin

The Killer s Cousin When seventeen year old David Yaffe moves into the third floor of his aunt and uncle s Cambridge Massachusetts triple decker he already has a lot going against him but the antagonism his relatives

  • Title: The Killer's Cousin
  • Author: Nancy Werlin
  • ISBN: 9780385325608
  • Page: 498
  • Format: Hardcover
  • When seventeen year old David Yaffe moves into the third floor of his aunt and uncle s Cambridge, Massachusetts, triple decker, he already has a lot going against him, but the antagonism his relatives display increases his troubles.Recently acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend in a nationally publicized trial, David struggles to come to terms with the way that the eveWhen seventeen year old David Yaffe moves into the third floor of his aunt and uncle s Cambridge, Massachusetts, triple decker, he already has a lot going against him, but the antagonism his relatives display increases his troubles.Recently acquitted of the murder of his girlfriend in a nationally publicized trial, David struggles to come to terms with the way that the events of the past year have changed his life His eleven year old cousin, Lily, exhibits malicious behavior that escalates from eavesdropping and taunting to guerrilla attacks on David s apartment strewing trash, destroying computer files, gluing CDs into their cases Consumed by problems in their marriage dating back to the death of their older daughter Kathy four years before, Lily s parents refuse to recognize her disturbing actions and attitude.Expertly paced, the thriller unfolds tantalizingly slowly, as David learns additional details about Kathy s death and Lily s involvement As the narrator, he also withholds the full story of his girlfriend s death until the very end, which both adds to the suspense and appropriately reflects his longing for privacy and anonymity His deep rooted guilt and loss color his thoughts and cast doubt in the reader s mind about his innocence Everyday details such as David s adjustment to a new school and his interest in The X Files ground the story in reality Young adults will eat this one up.

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    1. karen on said:

      okay, this book is not four-stars like proust is four-stars. this earns its rating because after reading a series of "ho-hum" and "meh-meh" teen books - this one was actually pretty good.except for the epilogue, which made me a little embarrassed. ungood's kind of a ghost story, it's kind of a mystery, it's kind of a story about a creepy little kid, it's kind of a coming-of-age story. but it works. it may be just that i read it in about an hour and a half, so my reading didn't get interrupted, b [...]

    2. Tessa on said:

      After reading The Rules of Survivaland Impossible, I have become quite a fan of Nancy Werlin, and I found The Killer's Cousin to be another interesting book from this author. The main character's struggle with his past and his strange and difficult present lead to an interesting story with strong character development. Although some readers will predict part of the ending, the final scenes do offer some surprises and a satisfying and hopeful conclusion to a fairly sad story.

    3. Thomas on said:

      I love Nancy Werlin. Her ability to write different genres always amazes me. The Rules of Survival severed my heartstrings, Double Helix was a decent science-fiction novel, and Killer's Cousin was thrilling and suspenseful.Seventeen-year-old David Yaffe feels guilty for the death of his girlfriend, Emily - despite the jury acquitting him and proving his innocence. He decides to move in with his aunt and uncle in Massachusetts, where he resides in their attic apartment. Strange things are lurking [...]

    4. Tatiana on said:

      Nancy Werlin picks another interesting topic to address in her book. This novel is a killer's story, a story of a teenager who was acquitted of his girl-friend's murder and now has to attempt to start fresh in a new town, among new people. Once he moves in with his aunt, uncle, and cousin, he is forced not only to relive his guilt, shame and regret, but theirs as well, because they have their own tragedies to face. "The Killer's Cousin" is a skillfully done thriller which in spite of its predict [...]

    5. Janie on said:

      Well this is one of those mood whiplash books. And it does it perfectly. (view spoiler)[ Lily, the titular killer's cousin, is the nastiest little witch ever. And not in the "I'm so much better than you mean little girl" sort of way, but in the literally terrifying "what is she going to do next?" sort of way. She's clever, scheming, and downright evil at times towards David, the main character who was just acquitted for murder of his girlfriend (I think it ended up being a manslaughter case, it [...]

    6. Tammie on said:

      3 1/2 stars. I enjoyed The Killer's Cousin quite a bit. It was a very quick read. I think the author did a great job of creating tension between characters that you could actually feel. Lilly was a creepy kid and although I figured out her secret right away it didn't spoil the book for me. The character of David was well done. I empathized with him. I probably would have given this 4 stars if not for the telepathic type link he suddenly develops with his cousin near the end of the book. Where di [...]

    7. Linda Lipko on said:

      David is almost finished with high school, but, he cannot complete his education in the area where he lives with his parents. Previously on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, he was found not guilty. Because of all the constant media attention, his parents make a decision to send him to live with relatives in Cambridge, MA. While trying to sort through his life and consequences, it becomes increasingly difficult to navigate both his past, and the new home where, in particular, his Aunt, rea [...]

    8. Kaleb Mesick on said:

      I did not like this book as much as I thought I would. I like mystery books so I like the story, but the graphic details were too much for me. David is the main character and he has to finish high school at a different school after he was found not guilty of killing his girlfriend. They had to move to a new town to live with his mean aunt and quiet uncle. His cousin Lily also lived there. I didn't really like her character because I found her weird and annoying. Then he finds out his other cousi [...]

    9. ♠ Tabi ♠ on said:

      I have discovered that physcological thrillers are just not my type. Hence the one star rating, but I have a few other reason for that rating as well, which I shall attempt to briefly explain.I should probably start off with my reason for reading this book in the first place. Fact is, I was interested in the author's works, and so being the bookaholic that I am, I checked out all of the titles my library had by that author. And so this being the least interesting looking of them all, I decided t [...]

    10. Keri on said:

      Keri McLucas Mystery David Yaffe is seventeen years old and trying to rebuild his life after being acquitted of murder. David’s parents arranged for him to stay with his Uncle Vic, Aunt Julia and cousin, Lily while he finished high school. He struggles to learn how to live with the truth of knowing that he killed someone he loved. Although the death was an accident, simply knowing that he was capable of murder consumed him. At eleven years old, Lily has also experienced the death of a loved on [...]

    11. Katie Young on said:

      Katie YoungMysteryDavid was a high school senior who, acquitted of his girlfriend’s death, decided to finish high school in a different town. He moved in with Uncle Vic, Aunt Julia and little cousin Lily. The family was in turmoil because Kathy, Lily’s older sister had died. David tried to express his psychological concerns about Lily to his Aunt and Uncle but they did not agree. They accused David of being crazy and kicked him out of their house. From the time David arrived in Cambridge, he [...]

    12. Amy's Book Reviews on said:

      3.5 of 5 starsAfter being acquitted of killing his girlfriend, David moves to Boston for a fresh start. From the moment he arrives at his passive uncle's house he feels unwelcome by his angry aunt and creepy eleven-year-old cousin Lily. David soon learns that his older cousin committed suicide in the bathroom of his attic room, meanwhile Lily's obvious hatred for David continues to grow.I read KILLER'S COUSIN in one sitting which means it was good enough to hold my interest, but not good enough [...]

    13. Sarah on said:

      The Killer’s Cousin (Playaway)By Nancy Werlin Read by Nick PodehlThe Killer’s Cousin is actually quite a surprising story. From the title I had an image of gore and creepy killers but I was quite wrong. David has to repeat his last year of high school living with his aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Lily because of what happened last year. He lives in the attic where his older cousin (who mysteriously died) used to live, suffers through Lily’s awful tricks, and begins to unbury the secrets [...]

    14. Cherylann on said:

      This is more of a 4.5 star book than a 5 star read. Who knows, as time goes on, I may even bump it up to a five star book.Werlin crafts and intense psychological thriller in The Killer's Cousin. The novel is narrated by David Yaffe, a young man who is acquitted of killing his girlfriend. When I started the novel, I didn't want to like him. I didn't want to believe. However, as the novel unfolds, I found myself feeling sympathy for David and the emotional aftermath of his girlfriend's death and t [...]

    15. Cornmaven on said:

      A tight, intense psychological thriller involving family secrets, family dysfunction, murder, and redemption. The title can refer to at least three characters in the book, and their lives intersect and intertwine. First person narrative keeps the tension going, as does the slow reveal of what really happened. Everyone except the artist renter is going through PTSD, and how they manage it is part of the story.The characters are complex and readers can have some good discussions about motive, trut [...]

    16. Liz B on said:

      Creepy and atmospheric and always suspenseful, this is the story of a young man who has been acquitted of murdering his girlfriend--but who needs to get out of his hometown for obvious reasons. He goes to live with his aunt, uncle, and cousin in Boston. Turns out his cousin Lily is the creepiest sixth grader ever.Outstanding choice for book clubs for teenagers--a compelling read which has a LOT to talk about. I would not use with students younger than eighth grade due to implications about sexua [...]

    17. Janie on said:

      I can't say that I hate this book but I don't like it. It's a well written story and has great mystery to it. however it just isn't something I really enjoyed. The whole book was depressing and I predicted what happened long before it tells the reader. Lily, the little girl is creepy and a brat and David the protagonist is too much of a push over and the way he reacts to Lily doesn't seem realistic. Content: some language, violence, disturbing behavior from the child.

    18. Isabella on said:

      It's a really good book about lilly ( The eleven year old girl.) and David (The guy who accidently killed his girlfriend.) David finds out a whole lot about lilly in the story with a great ending! I thought it wasn't going to be the best of book but it turned out to be really good. It's not for someone in grade school unless there parents are so positive that it should be fine.

    19. Melissa on said:

      Fascinating and creepy. I can't believe I missed out on this one when it came out.

    20. Jeanine on said:

      This is an old beat up paperback with a cutout in the cover! I had to wonder what this was about. Then I read a few pages and realized if it had been gussied up with a nice cover and I had gotten it from the library I would be all in because the story was compelling there is at least one mystery presented at the outset. Also this is written first person. I love a book where I know what the protagonist is thinking and dreaming. I don't care if he is unhinged, a drifter, a grafter, or the deacon o [...]

    21. Elitazesf on said:

      Este libro es una novela de misterio y suspenso, un poco predecible pero con una narración sencilla y que atrapa. El final el cambio en los personajes no me termina de parecer creíble pero se salva

    22. Arielle Dow on said:

      I liked the idea and the characters however, it was all very predictable.

    23. Rebecca on said:

      This book had me hooked though the whole thing. The plot is incredibly intense and heavy, it's hard to put it down. The characters are well developed and have real depth to them, you spend most of the book loving to hate them and then come around the other side felling strong connections with each of them by the end. This book really makes you think and want to go deeper and deeper into the plot. Overall, very enthralling and very well written, one of my favorite books.

    24. Zoë on said:

      This was an okay book. I was more into it in the beginning than I was by the end. I'm glad that David finally found peace, and that he was able to help Lily in the way that he did. But Lily and her parents (especially the mother, David's aunt) were all impossible to sympathize with. Delgado was a great character. I'm not sure why everyone automatically thought he was a neo-Nazi. Are white guys not allowed to have shaved heads anymore? At any rate, it was good and suspenseful for a one-time read. [...]

    25. Rung on said:

      17 Aug 2013I've started reading this book since last week. I think that it's an interesting book and it's really caught my attention. At the beginning of the book the writer told us the setting, the situations and the problem that the main character were facing with. However, the writer doesn't gave much information and some of the part were confusing. I think this is because the writer wanted us to figure it out by ourselves while we continues reading the book. 24 Aug 2013As I continue reading, [...]

    26. Carmen Russell on said:

      I really liked this book because it was funny, sad and so much more then I thought it would be. I would really like to read more by Nancy Werlin. I thought this book wasn't going to be good the I read it and it was awesome.

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