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Special Edition with bonus material, including new short story ''Mary Kelly's Diary''

 

Eddie Bringer rated it 5 stars or 5 on Amazon

No need for spoilers, let's just get right to it: JUST.ANOTHER.COMMON.KILLER is a fast-paced and engaging thriller, both horrific and suspenseful. There have been certainly thousands of Jack the Ripper stories over the years, but JUST.ANOTHER.COMMON.KILLER puts a spin on it that I honestly haven't seen before. The story goes to a lot of places that I didn't expect but nothing seems forced. I enjoyed the story immensely, and i'd give it my highest recommendation. I look forward to more work from the author!.

 

Jordin Thiele rated it 5 stars on 5 on Amazon

 

This is not my usual genre so I warn you that this novel is not for the faint hearted or those with a weak stomach.
The author portrays six year old Jack as a troubled and disturbed child that uses his father's surgical instruments to murder his sisters...in his sleep. As a result he is institutionalized until he is ten and adopted by a family in another country.
Whilst in therapy the seemingly loving Jack when wide awake reveals some very dark secrets whist under hypnosis, and as time passes his escalating desire to kill and mutilate become his reality and his killing spree begins.
The author's detailed description of scenes is definitely for those who are enthralled by the twisted and macabre. I do not want to give spoilers so you must read this in its entirety for the end that will leave you questioning.
Could he be? Is it possible?
 

 

 

Jim Gofoeth gave it 5 stars on 5 on Amazon

 

Infamous London killer Jack the Ripper, who terrorised the Whitechapel area with a series of murders of prostitutes in 1888, and to this day was never caught nor identified, remains a popular character in various horror mediums and countless retellings and imaginings of the case have been explored over all of them.

This time around in 'Just.Another.Common.Killer', Chantal Bellehumeur adds a neat twist to the reworking by reincarnating the spirit of the serial killer through six year old Jack Huntingdon. 

While young Jack is a sweet, mild mannered boy during the day, at night he is plagued by nightmares and sleepwalking, during which he mutilates his sisters' toys with appropriated knives, smashes porcelain dolls and both mumbles and shouts indecipherable gibberish.

As this acting out escalates into far more tragic and fatal actions, young Jack is institutionalised, where he becomes a patient of psychologist George Phillips and the reasons behind his gruesome nocturnal behaviour slowly begin to unravel and become evident.

'Just.Another.Common.Killer' wastes no time in launching into the tale, with an introduction full of grisly aspects detailing how Jack's night time exploits lead him to the therapy of Doctor Phillips, before the story begins in earnest.

Comprised of three parts, J.A.C.K flows through the life of a young boy growing up with memories and recollections of a notorious killer, left with no choice, but to descend into the murky mire of murder himself, and the writing is crisp and punchy with a great attention to detail. It reads like a combination of true crime and psychological thriller/horror with no holding back on splattering abundant gore over the pages. An engrossing read and a quick one, since it has the ability to hook the reader into the story and keep them immersed as each series of new horrific events unfolds, including the fact that as a young boy, Jack's life wasn't all that rosy, whether possessed by the spirit of a killer from over one hundred years ago or otherwise.

If I could register one minor complaint, it would be the scant use of dialogue throughout the book. Though it doesn't detract from the story in any way by having dialogue used so minimally, I personally feel like some telling scenes utilizing dialogue between perhaps Jack and Doctor Phillips, or even some of his interactions with various victims could have added powerful impact. Of course, this is only my opinion and many may disagree, and find that this ploy instead lends more cold detachment to the character of Jack which suits his chilling character well, but I would have welcomed some of the more intimate touches that dialogue can provide in telling a story.

J.A.C.K is certainly an interesting read and one which can swiftly suck a reader, particularly those with a penchant for crime and thriller based works which don't skimp on gory detail, right into the saga and I do look forward to see what else this author can conjure up in the future.

 

 

Lily gave it 4 stars on 5 on Amazon

The story starts out with a horrific killing as 6-year-old Jack sleep walks. He slaughters his 3-year-old sister. He is institutionalized and his doctor, after several sessions with young Jack, theorizes that his patient is the reincarnated Jack-the-Ripper. At the age of 10, Jack is declared well and sent to an orphanage in Canada. There, he is adopted into a family that has no knowledge of his psychotic episodes. Jack's last name is changed, but his desire to kill doesn't change. It lies dormant inside him for a few years. He has become clever when he decides to act upon those urges. Jack has learned to hide his true nature from those around him. In fact, his teachers view him as the ideal student.

 
The author used an interesting writing style in telling the story of reincarnated Jack-the-Ripper. It reads as a dramatic portrayal of factual events, very believable. The ending of the story took me by surprise-great twist!
 
If you are intrigued by Jack-the-Ripper, the White Chapel fiend, and like a good horror stories, this book is a must read!
 

 

 

 

Zachary Paul Chopchinsky rated it 5 stars out or 5 on Amazon

Just.Another.Common.Killer is a must read for anyone that is a fan of traditional horror, criminal justice history, or the Jack the Ripper himself. I personally am a great fan of historical fiction and enjoy accuracy when authors reference historical events or people in their work. Chantal was able to do this with ease. This book takes an interesting view of one of the most iconic murderers of all time. The main character, Jack drags you through a macabre venture sure to send chills down your spine and leaves you wondering if you know anyone like this.

 

Rambling Rose rated it 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon

What a unique concept for a serial killer! Six-year-old Jack is diabolical and psychotic - killing his 3-year-old sister while he sleeps. He remembers under hypnosis things that Jack the Ripper did, which suggests maybe he was reincarnated from that life. Later, he is let out of care and goes on to live out his fantasies and possible past life acts.

 
Jack is built up as a psychopathic child, well-developed with his cold-blooded and calculated killing needs. When he acts out his desires, it is bone-chilling and beyond insane - which all makes for good reading! I highly recommend this book for those who enjoy psychological thrillers and behavioral reads, as well as don't mind gruesome scenes.
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krishna rated it 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon

 

This was my first horror novel, so I shook a little more than I should have.
 
The story starts off with Jack Huntington; a mere six year old boy. This innocent child who is brought up well in a pleasant environment, without warning, turns into a ghoulish murderer on a fateful night. Thus starts off a blood stained story, a quest inquiring about who...or rather what Jack really is.
 
The parents, along with Dr. Phillip- a psychologist, begin to unravel the boy's act with help of hypnosis. The details lead them to a secret that is nearly a hundred years old.
 
The steady build up of Jack's case is crafted well, making the reader absorb his behavioral developments over time. Be it his observations, intelligence or insatiable desire to cut open living beings lead to the fact that Jack is in the making of a maniac. The killings got to a point where I had to take a three day break from the book!
 
Beyond the bloodshed, one cannot ignore Jack's criminal intelligence. There was so much scope for this book to turn into a horror-investigation novel, with an equally intelligent cop chasing Jack. But that would certainly divert you from the grim of it all, wouldn't it?
 
I have to admit, the author - Ms. Chantal Bellehumeur clearly has the skill to leave one's stomach churned.
 
Think you're macho enough for this horror novel?
 
J.A.C.K awaits you

 

 

Diana J. Fevry rated it 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon

 

Jack the Ripper is reincarnated in the present time. What a fantastic idea for a book, and very well researched.
As a small child, Jack suffers from nightmares of a Victorian killer. In his sleep he acts out one of his nightmares and murders his sister. He is sent to an asylum, where he receives therapy and piques the interest of Dr Phillips, a "Rippertologist." He leaves the asylum and is placed with foster parents, and the killing begins. As an adult, Jack realises who he was in a past life and consciously seeks to re-enact his famous, and not so famous killings, mocking the police's inability to catch him.
The story was engaging and very readable. I did feel the book lacked a conflict of interest, either internal or external, and relied on the shock value of numerous killings. Had Jack had a worthy opponent or a different side to his personality, the suspense and intensity of the read would have been greater.
If you are fascinated by Jack the Ripper and/or enjoy gruesome reads, with plenty of gore and a touch of cannibalism, you will enjoy this book.

 

 

Calista Smith rated it 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon

 

**I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review**
 
Okay let me start off by saying, I do not read horrors. I do however like to read suspense & thrillers. This book is definitely horror. It's gruesome and basically ...this book is freaking scary!!! Yea, so I could not read this in the dark, like I usually read at night before I go to sleep.
Chantal has told an awesomely freaky story. She pulls you along the crazy path of her psychotic main character in such a way that causes you both to cringe and also not be able to put the damn book down! I just knew I was going to have nightmares, but I was so darn fascinated with the demented story that I kept reading because I HAD TO KNOW how this was going to end, And boy did the end shock me. I did not see it coming. I will not give away any spoilers. You have to read this for yourself.

 

 

Jeffrey Overall rated it 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon.ca

 

As bleak as the subject matter was, I couldn't put this book down! I was completely enveloped in a refreshingly different type of horror story. I really, really enjoyed it. Not only the main story, but the clincher was the short story "Mary Kelly's Diary" included in the special edition. I think this actually grabbed me more than Just.Another.Common.Killer... which was already very entertaining! Both are well worth a read for horror fans and others alike.
 
 

 

 

 gave it 5 strars out of  on Amazon
This was definitely different than any of the books I have read before. Jack the ripper has been brought back to life in the form of another boy who just happens to be named Jack. We go through this horrific journey of past and present killings starting out through the eyes of a young boy. After an incident involving his younger sisters he is sent to a psychiatric hospital and after his release from there he goes to live with a foster family. Having to keep his murderous thoughts at bay he becomes enthralled with science.. in particularly di-secting. Thinking nothing of it he is encouraged by his foster parents.. little do they know they are feeding his devious working mind. I really liked the fact that we got to be inside his head. I like to try and figure out what people are thinking when they hurt or kill.. this gives us a bit of insight as to what one might be thinking. Mix that and the fact that he is a re-incarnation of the notorious ripper and we have a gruesome tale mixed with suspense and the thrill like he has of not getting caught. If you like a good gory read then this is one for you! Chantal has brought back Jack and turned him into Just.Another.Common.Killer

 

I received the following message from a reader:

I downloaded J.A.C.K. last night and started reading it on the metro this morning (I think I'll read it during daylight hours...). Honestly, the opening is fantastic. Bleak. But fantastic. Seriously. It really grabbed me. Good job!

 

Amazon reader rated it 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon

Amazing book! Couled not put down. Best crime/horror author in a long time. It didn't feel like the same old basic plot re worked. Can't wait for more from this author! !
 

 

 

Jennifer Loiske rated it 5 stars of 5 on Amazon

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange of an honest review.

A while ago I had the pleasure of reading J.A.C.K so when I heard there was a special edition with a bonus story in it coming, I was jumping up and down excited. Chantal Bellehumeur has again managed to mix fiction with reality so skillfully that every word of this brilliant short story was like a pot full of gold to me. A breath of history, that excellently fits in with the original story about Jack Huntington (J.A.C.K). If you want to take a peek inside of serial killer's mind, this book is definitely for you.

I don't know how much of the facts in this story is true as I know nothing about Jack the Ripper but the author made me believe I was reading a non-fiction story, something that a crime profiler might have written after investigating a killer for years and I found myself glued to the story from the first sentence to the very last one.

This is a perfect read for crime/horror lovers!

 

Comment from Mike Marlinsky after proofreading "Mary Kelly's Diary":

'Definitely a good read. It conveyed emotion rather well and stayed interesting'

 

 

First edition (Published in 2010)

 

Ange Hall gave it 4 stars out of 5 on Amazon

The belief of reincarnation is strong among many religions and cultures. No matter what your personal beliefs are regarding the matter, let’s take a moment to think about it. It’s a nice thought to think of our loved ones coming back and their soul living again in another life form. However, if it can happen to good people, it can also happen to bad people, right?

Jack the Ripper was an infamous serial killer in London in the later part of the 1800’s. There were many theories on who he was exactly and how many people he killed, but they were only theories. No one knows for sure. Imagine if you will for one moment if he was reincarnated in modern times. Would our new age modern technology be able to catch him and without doubt point out his exact victims?

J.A.C.K. (Just Another Common Killer) tells of such a story. Jack Huntington was only 6 years old when he committed his first murders. He killed his 3 and 5 year old sisters and attempted to kill his mother. Being a juvenile, he was sent to a mental institution. While there, he was put under hypnosis; and during these sessions, he told of stories and memories that could only lead to Jack the Ripper. His doctor was shocked and began to believe that Jack was the reincarnation of Jack the Ripper. Eventually he gave up on that theory and Jack, age 10, was released from the mental institution and placed into an orphanage. Two years later, he was adopted.

Did the monster die in him? Of course not! As Jack grew, so did the monster inside. It was a gripping tale of Jack’s life as he grew from a murderous child until a full fledge adult serial killer. His Jack the Ripper memories never faded and he relived his glory days in modern times and in another country. He had quite fun taunting the police as he did back in the late 1800’s. If you like horror/murder mysteries, this is a great book to read.

 

Comment posted on my fan page by a reader:

I recently finished reading Just.Another.Common.Killer and wanted to share my thoughts on the story. Being an avid fan of horror, I was delighted to find a new author to check out. As soon as I began reading the book, I could tell how much research the author had done on the subject. In a word, meticulous. So much so that when I started reading, I almost thought I was reading a "true crime" book, but it soon became apparent that it was anything but. While the story kept me engrossed throughout, and was pretty gory at times (which I love), I felt like the pacing was off just a bit. There was also a point or two during the book where a particular scene grabbed me as being on the edge of believable, but that is only my opinion. Others will likely not feel the same way when they read it. I've read a lot of books by indie authors lately, (many of which were downright terrible, to the point that I never finish reading) but it wasn't the case with this one. It kept me turning pages to the very end, which tells me that the author did her job well. Kudos!


Michael Beas      rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Amazon

Chilling in an amazing way! Just Another Common Killer was an absolute thrill ride that is gripping and captivating from the very get go. This is a well-researched well-written story that places a new twist on Jack the Ripper. The very fist page swept me away and kept me up all night with the lights on.The story line is original and there are many twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat all night long. Truly an epic and amazing read that will take your breath away and leave you wanting more. I can't wait to read what other books Chantal Bellehumeur has written and encourage all readers to pick up a copy of this book!

 

Colby Van Wagoner       rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Amazon

 

J.A.C.K. is a unique story entwined with the killings from the past White Chapel killings and a present killer's murders. While there is not much character dialogue, the author still manages to create gruesome scenarios that chilled me to the bone. There were many thrills and chills, twists in the story, and suspense. I watch many horror/slasher type movies and with the author's skill in precise descriptions, throughout the story, I admit I was slightly disturbed. Compelled to find out what was going to happen, in the end, I was captivated and had to read as much as I could and find out how it was going to end. J.A.C.K. did not disappoint and any Jack the Ripper reader might want to read this unique release.

 

Mike Marlinski        rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Amazon

Every once and awhile, a certain book comes into your life that distorts and redefines subject matter, which you were already very passionate about. "Just.Another.Common.Killer", or "J.A.C.K.", as the author, Chantal Bellehumeur of Montreal, Canada sometimes refers to it, is such a book.
I've been interested in the accounts of the Jack the Ripper murders for some time now. But I found Chantal's book to be even more captivating than any of the fictional or non-fictional books and films on the subject, I've been exposed to thus far.
"J.A.C.K." offers a very unique perspective on the Ripper's psyche, while centering the story not on the nineteenth century serial killer himself, but on a six year old boy, who mentally relives the Ripper's murders over one hundred years later, while under hypnosis, leading his psychiatrist to believe that he may have been the Ripper in a previous life.
Throughout his traumatic journey, the main character, young Jack Huntington is used to give a psychological profile to help catch a modern serial killer. But when he fails, his psychiatrist and others around him dismiss the notion of him being the reincarnated Ripper. Then, years later after he is released from a mental institution, Jack's inner killer returns and both his inner turmoil and certain signature shenanigans spark a chain of brutal events, forcing certain people to rethink their assessment.
This is an enthralling three part tale, driven by bloodlust and internal conflict. Chantal's writing style really makes you care about the characters and their decisions throughout the book. Every page keeps you guessing about Jack's fate and subsequently prevents you from putting the book down. As for Jack's fate, all I can say is that the ending is brutally appeasing and showcases the importance of preserving one's legacy.
But despite its immense appeal to me personally, I can tell you with confidence that in my opinion, this book is strictly for fans of horror/suspense novels, as well as psychological thrillers. The writing reminded me of early Stephen King, the Hannibal Lecter materials (minus the cannibalism) and even the first few seasons of "Dexter".
All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the read and I gave it five stars for originality, structure and superb character development.

 

 

Olivia R.       rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Julia Ramsey's Book review Blog

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This book sucked me in from the very first page. I had to know what would  happen next and how far jack would go with his murders. The character was so well developed and believable and The twists and turns were great too.. The details of the murders were gruesome and gory.  love this book best horror book ever..

 

 

 

Julia Mills        rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Goodreads      

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am not normally a horror novel reader but this book sucked me in within the first couple of pages and I had to know what would happen next. I was amazed at the research Ms. Bellehumuer had to have done to create and accurately portray the murders
The character was so well developed and believable, he scared me. His thought process was so well written I felt like I had a ring side seat to his psychosis
The details of the murders wer...more I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I am not normally a horror novel reader but this book sucked me in within the first couple of pages and I had to know what would happen next. I was amazed at the research Ms. Bellehumuer had to have done to create and accurately portray the murders
The character was so well developed and believable, he scared me. His thought process was so well written I felt like I had a ring side seat to his psychosis
The details of the murders were gruesome and gory and like I mentioned before, not something I would normally find interesting but I was so invested in seeing where Jack was going to take it and how far he would really go i could not stop.
The twists and turns were a nice additions and very well tied up in the end.
Even if horror isn't your thing, you really should give this book a read!

 

Untamed Pen   rated it 5 stars out of 5, review Published on Amazon.com

 

An engrossing read
At first I was skeptical, "oh, a Jack the Ripper story, how unique," but the author does an amazing job of bringing the man to life.  The concept is interesting, and the details...I can't say enough about how detailed this story is.  At times it's gruesome, but that only adds authenticity.  Murder is gruesome, and the original murders were beyond so.
At times the concept reminded me of the brilliant DC animated movie, "Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker." (the uncensored version) That is very high praise, if you know me.
It's not a long read, and it moves quickly.  Certainly worth picking up.

 

 

Author Kudakwashe Muzira        rated it         5 of 5 stars       on Goodreads     

Jack the ripper re-enacted
Little Jack was a sweet, non-violent boy and his parents didn't understand why he always had violent nightmares. During his nightmares, he sleepwalked and dismembered the dolls of his sisters. When he woke up in the morning, he didn't remember the nightmares. Little did they know that their son was possessed by Jack the Ripper. One night, possessed by the spirit of Jack the Ripper, young Jack sleepwalked and killed his two sisters with a surgical knife before mutilating...more Jack the ripper re-enacted
Little Jack was a sweet, non-violent boy and his parents didn't understand why he always had violent nightmares. During his nightmares, he sleepwalked and dismembered the dolls of his sisters. When he woke up in the morning, he didn't remember the nightmares. Little did they know that their son was possessed by Jack the Ripper. One night, possessed by the spirit of Jack the Ripper, young Jack sleepwalked and killed his two sisters with a surgical knife before mutilating their bodies.  Being too young to go for trial for murder, Jack was taken to a mental institution.
I won't spoil your fun by giving you an overview of the whole plot. This is a great, well-written, well-researched paranormal crime story. It gripped me from start to finish and I recommend it to anyone who loves crime and paranormal stories.

 

Author Jennifer Loiske        rated it         5 of 5 stars     on Goodreads       

J.A.C.K is a story of Jack Huntington. It could be a story of Jack the Ripper and if you believe in reincarnations maybe it is, but it certainly takes the reader to a journey inside of serial killer's mind.
Chantal Bellehumeur skillfully profiles a killer who could be any of us. She introduces a boy called Jack Huntington to the reader, creating an image of a curious boy whose mind does not settle for anything less than perfect. The boy doesn't want to know the name of the insects; he wants to k...more J.A.C.K is a story of Jack Huntington. It could be a story of Jack the Ripper and if you believe in reincarnations maybe it is, but it certainly takes the reader to a journey inside of serial killer's mind.
Chantal Bellehumeur skillfully profiles a killer who could be any of us. She introduces a boy called Jack Huntington to the reader, creating an image of a curious boy whose mind does not settle for anything less than perfect. The boy doesn't want to know the name of the insects; he wants to know what's inside of them. And when he grows up, so does his goals and eventually he finds the human body being the most fascinating thing he has ever known. Even if it meant cruelly slicing the body open.
I don't know how much of the facts in this story is true as I know nothing about Jack the Ripper but the author made me believe I was reading a non-fiction story, something that a crime profiler might have written after investigating a killer for years and I found myself glued to the story from the first sentence to the very last one.
This is a perfect read for crime/horror lovers!

 

Sara Marion        rated it         5 of 5 stars     on Goodreads       

I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
First of all I want to say I don't know many details of the Jack the Ripper story, but this book seems to be written based off of thorough research. So I can't speak to the details and how accurately portrayed the murders were.
With that said, I loved this book. The details were amazing and I don't think the story would have taken shape the way it did with out the details. Jack Huntington went through several name chan...more I was given a copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.
First of all I want to say I don't know many details of the Jack the Ripper story, but this book seems to be written based off of thorough research. So I can't speak to the details and how accurately portrayed the murders were.
With that said, I loved this book. The details were amazing and I don't think the story would have taken shape the way it did with out the details. Jack Huntington went through several name changes in the book but his thought process and mentality stayed true. His character was very well written.
It was fascinating to get into Jack's mind. We followed Jack from the time he was three to when he died. It was just amazing to see the thought process change as he became older, how he wanted to hone his skills.  We saw how he planned everything out, how he picked his victim's, the memories that surfaced. The tools he picked out for his victim's, his nonchalance of it all.
The details of the murders were gruesome and some made me cringe just reading through it but I couldn't pull myself away. This book is definitely not for the ones who can't handle blood and gore.
There were a few twists in the end that I didn't see coming (which are the best ones) but she wrapped it up very nicely, well as nicely as a murderer's story could get, ha ha!
So if you love horror/thriller/suspense novels, I would definitely check this one out!

 

Ayushman Pershad        rated it         4.25 of 5 stars      on Goodreads      
People I am a great fan of books on organized crime like, " The Godfather Trilogy" by Mario Puzo  and " The Z Redemption" by Daniel Wetta etc to name a few good ones. However this book made me a fan of " brutal crime" as I would put it. It's new even for me as a writer and I was surprised by a very unconventional plot full of intrigue and suspense. This is a book that will scare you a bit. So it's strictly not for the faint- hearted. This is an all  new  genre that Chantal is trying to create and she has succeeded. This is the beginning of a new genre, a genre for those who feel that, '" killing is also an art" that it is not child's play.  Before I give my verdict, here is an overview for all you viewers
OVERVIEW ( VIDEO FORM)
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Chantal Bellehumeur's  ,"Just Another Common Killer " is unlike anything you would
have read before.
This edgy story gives the average reader
a real insight into the historical killings of Jack the Ripper, and the myths
that surrounded him as he became a legend. The reader is exposed to the many
theories of just who Jack the Ripper really was, and Bellehumeur makes a
convincing argument as a grand conclusion that is unimaginable.
Bellehumeur's narrative takes us
on a harrowing journey of graphic murder, insanity and, ultimately, escape. Her
protagonist, Jack, finds himself as the modern day re-incarnation of the
Victorian serial killer. We follow Jack from his childhood, through his crimes
and escalating violence, to the shocking truth about his birth father, to the
depths of his depravity. His psyche is explored, and even the most ardent fan of
crime and horror may find it difficult to read on.
Balancing this, we see
Jack's `Jekyll and Hyde' persona emerge, and how easy it is for him to hide in
plain sight. This chilling reflection applies as much today as it did in the
1800's. The reader is left wondering just how many others have escaped justice
over the years, and still walk amongst us?
" THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER COMMON NOVEL"
VERDICT-  4.25 ON 5
" READ IT IF YOU HAVE THE GUTS"
People I am a great fan of books on organized crime like, " The Godfather Trilogy" by Mario Puzo  and " The Z Redemption" by Daniel Wetta etc to name a few good ones. However this book made me a fan of " brutal crime" as I would put it. It's new even for me as a writer and I was surprised by a very unconventional plot full of intrigue and suspense. This is a book that will scare you a...more REVIEW - " JUST ANOTHER COMMON KILLER"
Cover of " Just Another Common Killer"Cover of " Just Another Common Killer"
People I am a great fan of books on organized crime like, " The Godfather Trilogy" by Mario Puzo  and " The Z Redemption" by Daniel Wetta etc to name a few good ones. However this book made me a fan of " brutal crime" as I would put it. It's new even for me as a writer and I was surprised by a very unconventional plot full of intrigue and suspense. This is a book that will scare you a bit. So it's strictly not for the faint- hearted. This is an all  new  genre that Chantal is trying to create and she has succeeded. This is the beginning of a new genre, a genre for those who feel that, '" killing is also an art" that it is not child's play.  Before I give my verdict, here is an overview for all you viewers

 

Author Jane McBride        rated it         5 of 5 stars      on Goodreads      

I read this in a day-it was a strangely mesmerizing tale. The worse the guy got, the more I wanted to know what happened next. The narrator was as disturbingly cold and detached as the original Ripper himself. I don't know if the correct term is sociopath, psychopath, or whatever, but this guy was in a class all by himself. He was literally the reincarnation of the original Jack the Ripper. He started out as a young child by brutally murdering his two young sisters. After being deemed safe, he w...more I read this in a day-it was a strangely mesmerizing tale. The worse the guy got, the more I wanted to know what happened next. The narrator was as disturbingly cold and detached as the original Ripper himself. I don't know if the correct term is sociopath, psychopath, or whatever, but this guy was in a class all by himself. He was literally the reincarnation of the original Jack the Ripper. He started out as a young child by brutally murdering his two young sisters. After being deemed safe, he was released at age 10 from a London insane asylum and was eventually adopted to a couple in Canada-who apparently had no idea what they were getting. he killed his way up to being an...oops! Better not say anymore!
Fascinating and revolting in turns, I would recommend this to anyone who wants a really gross, thoroughly researched and well written horror story.

 

Author Aya Walksfar        rated it         4 of 5 stars       on Goodreads           

 First let me say: I do not normally read horror and I have never read anything about Jack the Ripper; however, when I had the opportunity to read Just. Another. Common. Killer and did so, I was quite intrigued. This book approaches the subject from an unique angle (won't tell you what it is as that would give too much away) with a reportorial style of writing. I sat up all night reading it.

 

Mitzi Calderone        rated it         5 of 5 stars             on Goodreads

This was a thriller like no other I read. It has so many twist and turns I never saw coming.
Well written.
I was given a copy by the author to read and review.

 

Author Charlotte Kane        rated it         5 of 5 stars           on Goodreads 

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was disturbingly brilliant and I found myself holding back my disgust as well as needing to know what happened. I like Jack The Ripper because of the fact he was never discovered and this is a good insight into a theory that has not been looked at or written much about. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who likes a bit of gore, and suspense, in their lives.     

 

Mark        rated it         4 of 5 stars             on Goodreads

From the moment I started reading Just Another Common Killer I was drawn into it. That continued all the way through this suspenseful, gory tale. What I felt was lacking in this story the voices of the victims the main character claimed throughout. It would have been interesting to at least hear them speaking to him or a bit more information into their lives. Still this was enjoyable overall.

 

Harmony Lawson        rated it         5 of 5 stars  on Goodreads

 

James III        rated it         4 of 5 stars  on Goodreads

 

  S J        rated it         4 of 5 stars           on Goodreads 

Chantal Bellehumeur's Just. Another. Common. Killer is unlike anything you will have read before.
This meticulously researched story gives the average reader a real insight into the historical killings of Jack the Ripper, and the myths that surrounded him as he became a legend. The reader is exposed to the many theories of just who Jack the Ripper really was, and Bellehumeur makes a convincing argument for her own conclusion.
Bellehumeur's narrative takes us on a harrowing journey of graphic murde...more Chantal Bellehumeur's Just. Another. Common. Killer is unlike anything you will have read before.
This meticulously researched story gives the average reader a real insight into the historical killings of Jack the Ripper, and the myths that surrounded him as he became a legend. The reader is exposed to the many theories of just who Jack the Ripper really was, and Bellehumeur makes a convincing argument for her own conclusion.
Bellehumeur's narrative takes us on a harrowing journey of graphic murder, insanity and, ultimately, escape. Her protagonist, Jack, finds himself as the modern day re-incarnation of the Victorian serial killer. We follow Jack from his childhood, through his crimes and escalating violence, to the shocking truth about his birth father, to the depths of his depravity. His psyche is explored, and even the most ardent fan of crime and horror may find it difficult to read on.
Balancing this, we see Jack's 'Jekyll and Hyde' persona emerge, and how easy it is for him to hide in plain sight. This chilling reflection applies as much today as it did in the 1800's. The reader is left wondering just how many others have escaped justice over the years, and still walk amongst us?