Project Cain | Book Review

Author: Geoffrey Girard

Rating: 4/5 stars


Sixteen-year-old Jeff Jacobson had never heard of Jeffrey Dahmer, the infamous serial killer who brutally murdererd seventeen people more than twenty years ago. But then Jeff discovers he was constructed in a laboratory only eight years ago, part of a top-secret government cloning experiment called Project CAIN. And scientists created him entirely from Jeffrey Dahmer’s DNA.

Jeff isn’t the only teenage serial-killer clone. Others have been genetically engineered using the DNA of the Son of Sam, the Boston Strangler, and Ted Bundy. Some clones were raised, like Jeff, in caring family environments; others within homes that mimicked the horrific early lives of the serial killers they were created from.

When the most dangerous of the boys are set free, the summer of killing begins. Worse, they hold a secret weapon even more deadly than the terrible evil they carry within.

Can Jeff help catch the “monsters” before becoming one himself?


The idea for this book was simply intriguing.
“Say what? The government takes dead serial killers and make clones? OMG! Where do I sign up to read it?!”

I have never read a book that had to do with cloning serial killers nor have a heard of a book that covers a similar topic, so I was intrigued. Unfortunately, I probably should have looked at the reviews before I decided to pick it up and read.

There was very little dialogue throughout the entire story, which sounds impossible but apparently it’s not. Personally, I would have preferred more dialogue so I knew what was going on at that point in the story, as compared to me guessing the entire time I was reading it.

This book took longer to read since the beginning did not catch my attention right off. There were multiple flashbacks, but you were never really sure if they were flashbacks, or if they were actually taking place in the present time. As well, I think that author was trying to pull off a sort of diary type thing in the way the story was being presented, but that failed miserably.

If you were wondering why I rated it a 4/5 and not lower, it was only because I have never read a story that has had this type of storyline. I’m pretty sure if there was another book with sort of the same concept, it would have probably been much better than this, no offence.

-Read On Darlings!


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