Obsession, lust and revenge... Part murder mystery, part psychological chiller, this unique, dark, serial killer thriller is a real page turner.
'A tale of twisted minds, psychopathic planning and dark moods... A really enjoyable read.'
'I always felt like I was reading with my hands over my eyes, sort of peeking through my fingers, cringing at what I knew what was coming next...'
'If you like your books gritty, dark with complex characters and a plot that takes you with it to the grand finale then you will enjoy this...'
'Hooked me right from the start, a build up in tension as the book rolls along and some twists that will put a big smile on your face...'
'Not for the lily livered...'
All quotes are from independent reviews.
A tense, disturbing British Crime Thriller full of suspense, intriguing twists and a double figure bodycount... The first of a trilogy featuring the main characters.
Criminal profiler Doc Powers tries to unravel the truth about a psychopathic potential parolee in time to prevent him wreaking bloody revenge on those he blames for his incarceration - including Doc himself...
From the back cover of the paperback edition:
Peter Leech is a cunning, devious killer, brutalized by half a lifetime in prison for the vicious murder of his parents. Now he’s up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out.
He's driven by obsessive lust for Judy Finch, a beautiful parole officer who spurned his advances, and his thirst for revenge on those he blames for his conviction.
His nemesis, Doc Powers, the forensic psychiatrist who assessed his mental health for trial, is now on the panel reviewing Leech’s parole application. But Doc fears for his own sanity. His feelings of guilt over his wife’s death and his terrible experiences as a criminal profiler threaten to overwhelm him. Hallucinations haunt Doc as he struggles to convince his colleagues that Leech is a dangerous unreformed psychopath.
A blossoming relationship with Judy helps Doc heal – emotionally and professionally – but he soon discovers he’s ill-prepared for Leech’s re-entry into his life...
Full length novel c123,000 words)
First in the Remorseless trilogy featuring Doc Powers, Forensic Psychologist, and introducing Detective Inspector Carver, his 'partner in crime'. Their second investigation - Mutilated - launched in late 2016, with the third and final installment of their adventures together expected during the first half of 2017.
Readers who loved this novel also enjoyed books by:
Lee Child, James Patterson, Mo Hayder, Alex Karva, Dean Kootz, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Quentin Jardine, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Minette Walters, Brett Easton Ellis, Iain Banks' Wasp Factory, Misery by Stephen King, the Hannibal Lecter novels by Thomas Harris and many more!
If these authors appeal then you may well enjoy this dark, disturbing psychological thriller too.
Remorseless has been described as 'brutal, 'intense' and 'frightening' by some readers and is certainly 'not for the faint-hearted'. This is no cozy mystery or standard police procedural...
'Patching goes where other authors fear to tread…' - Top Independent Reviewer
Both law enforcement professionals and 'pscyh' professionals have complimented the author on the authenticity of the psychopathic characters in this novel. This is not a sanitised Hollywood version but as close as you can get - or would want to get - to being inside the mind of a genuine psychopathic killer...
'Seriously scary' - Brian's Book Blog