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The Face That Must Die by Ramsey Campbell

The Face That Must Die

by Ramsey Campbell

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The Face That Must Die is arguably the most disturbing book in the long, storied career of Ramsey Campbell. He had seen the face of the killer and it haunted him. He reported it to the police, and told others about it. They ignored him. He followed him, he watched him, and finally, he decided to kill him. The killer's face was the Face That Must Die.… (more)



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One of the first slasher/serial killer novels, it must've seemed ghastly when it was first published, especially considering that the author introduction is a confessional of his childhood and his mother's growing dementia. Not my fave type of story, but for those into serial killer fiction, its a must-read. Oh, and since I;m a librarian, I should mention, two of the characters work in a British public library branch--but its depicted as weary, routine, dreadful, with annoying adults and children. ( )
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