My friend handed me this book and said it seemed right up my alley. I have an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and what some would call an unnatural obsession with serial killer’s and the way their brain works. Child 44 is about a child serial killer and well, I cowered at the thought as the youngest victim I had ever studied was a teenager, but the rest of the plot sounded fascinating, so I gave it a try. I was very quickly taken into the story with Child 44. It is painful at times, but that, is a sign of a well written book. This book is not for the squeamish and definitely not for someone who cannot handle any form of child abuse.