“A female serial killer…is so rare as to be instantly noteworthy.” — John Douglas and Mark Olshanker, Mindhunter
When her sorority sisters are engaged in sex, drugs, and rock and roll, the unnamed narrator finds her true calling after killing her first victim.
She doesn’t have a neon sign stating, “Warning! Serial Killer!” following her around. An anonymous middle child in a family that doesn’t want her hides behind a series of facades throughout her life. She delights in the realization that her role as a killer separates her from the people around her.
She kills up close and personal, because she wants her victims to know they are about to die and develops a preference for easily-obtainable poisons and sharp objects that do a great deal of physical harm.
What readers are saying
Clever and precise, Ashton’s vengeful serial killer is a female Dexter in the making. EYES WITHOUT A FACE is full of deep, dark chills that will have you diving under the covers with the lights on. — Laura Benedict, author of the Bliss House novels and The Stranger Inside (2019)
Chilling. Riveting. Relentless. Insidious. But here’s what I to know: How is Betsy Ashton able to do such a convincing job of getting into the first-person mind of a female serial killer if she, herself, isn’t one. Huh? Tell me that. As I said: chilling. — Chilling. Riveting. Relentless. Insidious. But here’s what I to know: How is Betsy Ashton able to do such a convincing job of getting into the first-person mind of a female serial killer if she, herself, isn’t one. Huh? Tell me that. As I said: chilling.
— John DeDakis, Novelist, Writing Coach, and Former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” www.johndedakis.com
I have never read a work of fiction quite like Eyes Without a Face. The serial killer protagonist opens the door into the bizarre and disordered thinking of a woman who lives to kill. Surprising tides of empathy arise only to be wiped out by relentless waves of violence. A disturbing but enjoyable read. — Diane Fanning, crime writer
In EYES WITHOUT A FACE, Betsy Ashton paints a chilling portrait of a serial killer, with a deliciously vicious feminine twist. Sometimes gruesome, but always entertaining, you’ll read this novel with all the lights on. Ashton nails it! – Alan Orloff, author of the Agatha Award-nominated novel DIAMONDS FOR THE DEAD
Competent, smart, and attractive, the girl next door, the kind of girl you want your son to meet, but that would be a mistake. A girl that deals with justice and death and enjoys dishing both out. You may think you know her; her family did. They were wrong. — M.C. Young, NO ONE HAS OR EVER WILL