Review ~ PsychoAnalysis by V. R. Stone

Book: PsychoAnalysis


Author: V. R. Stone

Genre: Thriller

Format/Page Count: e-book, 269

Published: Silverwhite Press, October 14, 2016

Source: Publisher

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.”

I’m not sure what I was expecting when I saw the blurb for this book. I thought it’d be good, but I gotta admit, the plot sorta confused me. But since the story revolved around a serial killer, a detective and a psychiatrist, I knew I had to give it a try. The result was a book quickly read, a satisfied reader, and a long dormant now awakened hunger for criminal stories.

When considering the three main characters and who they are, you might think of a straightforward thriller, one that pits them against each other in a race of time, but things are much different here.

For one, what you know about each of these people keep changing. We read the book through their points of view, and with each chapter, they keep surprising you. As a reader and lover of a good criminal story, I liked this a lot. What you think you know hides a more sinister background, and every darkness is suffocating yet fascinating.

If you like stories that question morality, if you like it when characters challenge you in the darkest way possible, then I think this book is worth a try. While reading, I kept being reminded of Hannibal, and thought the artistic storytelling of that show would perfectly fit for this book as well. There was that same mystical aura which appealed to me and made me love PSYCHOANALYSIS so much.

I’m adding four spoonfuls of this story into my hodgepodge.


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