Can serial killers be identified while still children? A new Korean thriller, The Only Child, attempts to answer that question by merging a family drama with a jailed serial killer’s tale. Beginning with a police procedural investigating a series of arsons, the book then tells the first-person tale of a
Reseng is a paid assassin in South Korea. Unfortunately, The Plotters tell him exactly how to carry out each murder. Reseng feels like a paint-by-number killer with no creative outlet. When Reseng’s childhood friend Chu disobeys a plotter, Chu is targeted for murder with a hefty bounty on his head.