About the book:
A serial killer who wants to quit. A detective struggling to keep his personal life out of a murder hunt. And a celebrity psychiatrist facing an incredible challenge. Three damaged individuals, linked by their traumatic histories. They’ve chosen very different paths. Now those paths are about to cross.
Sarah Silver is a hedge fund manager – from Monday to Friday she makes a killing in the markets. At weekends, though, she hunts men, not profits. Martin White used to be a brilliant detective. But his family, judgement and self-control are deserting him. And Karl Gross has sold millions of books on serial killers. However he’s a controversial figure in the medical community.
Can Martin keep it together and catch a killer who commits almost perfect crimes? Is Karl capable of unravelling Sarah’s psyche and putting an end to the killing? Or will she disappear when she realises that the hunter has become the hunted?
PsychoAnalysis is a psychological crime thriller that explores the grey area between good and evil. Why would a woman kill for fun? Can she be understood? Can she be stopped?
“The mind is like an iceberg. Most of it lies beneath the surface, a subconscious universe of thoughts we can’t observe. It contains memories too painful to remember, elicits emotions we don’t want to feel, and makes us do things we don’t understand.”
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About the author:
V.R. Stone loves crime stories – The Silence of The Lambs, The Sopranos, American Psycho, Pulp Fiction, Shutter Island – movies, TV shows and books featuring cynical cops, femmes fatale, gangsters and serial killers. Thrills, twists and violence – that’s what he craves. Give him a well-crafted tale featuring compelling characters on the wrong side of the law and he’ll be a happy man.
He really does have an unhealthy fascination with bags of money, drug running and people getting shot, stabbed and strangled. But he doesn’t have the guts to set up a protection racket in his leafy London suburb, rob a bank or empty a clip into the back of anyone’s head. So he sits alone in a room and writes crime thrillers.
When he’s not busy with that, he works in the City of London and spends time with his very patient wife and very impatient children.
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As soon as I read the blurb for this book and saw the bloody, Rorschach inspired cover art I knew I would love it!
The killer is revealed within the first few pages so no spoilers when I say it’s about a female serial killer; not a common subject matter. Sarah Silver is a high flying hedge fund manager by day and ruthless man hunter (literally!) by night. I know I shouldn’t have liked her but I did and part of me was rooting for her to get away with her heinous deeds. You can sense her unravelling as the story progresses and her acts become increasingly depraved. She thinks she wants to be cured but can she ever be trusted?
Martin White is a likeable, run-down detective. Although damaged in his own way, he is determined to crack this case.
Dr Karl Gross is a psychologist specialising in celebrities and serial killers. Could he be the one to cure Sarah? With his own “personal” interests he often made me feel uncomfortable.
A cracking story which has everything I love in a psychological thriller, this is the debut novel from VR Stone and I can’t wait to read more. I will be recommending this book for a long time and have already assigned it the hashtag #alltheawesome
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