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9780316122559_p0_v4_s300xTalk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thirteen year old Jace witnesses a murder all while following a dare. Now he’s on the run from the two perpetrators who have the uncanny ability of killing anyone they get their sights on. Because a policeman is involved Jace, who is now Connor, is signed up for a wilderness survival camp for troubled teens in Montana run by Ethan and Allison Serbin. The idea being that the killers will be trying to find him at a safe house, not something like this. Of course things do not go according to plan and the two killers who call themselves the Blackwell brothers are soon drawing close and annihilating anyone in their path. Can the Serbins and a fire tower spotter named Hannah Faber save Connor or will he wind up another victim on these maniacs kill list? First the bad news. Those Who Wish Me Dead is not one of of Michael Koryta’s best. It’s too predictable. I basically had the entire plot mapped out by the second chapter, including the “twist” near the ending. The good news is that Michael Koryta couldn’t write a bad book if he tried. I loved the characters of Jace, Ethan, Allison, and Hannah. The Blackwell brothers are two of the weirdest, creepiest villains I’ve read in a long time. Even though I knew what was going to happen, the book still managed to be interesting and I wound up finishing it in one day. If I were to rate it I’d give it three stars. 

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