It feels like forever ago that I was lucky enough to meet author, V.R. Stone at the #TBConFB Leeds meeting in March.
While there, he told me about his amazing book and I couldn’t wait to get my mitts on it!
I finished reading it few weeks ago but have been so busy recently that I’m only just getting round to sharing my review, so apologies for the delay.
Here’s the blurb …
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.”
My thoughts …
WOW WOW WOWSERS!!!!!!!
There are some books that just blow you away as a reader, this is one of them.
Stone’s writing is faultless, his narrative practically perfect, his yarn spinning skills are utterly brilliant and PsychoAnalysis, his debut novel, it superb. With an intelligent plot line and characters you absolutely want to continue reading about, this book is excellent.
I love my books full of dead bodies and if you do too, PsychoAnalysis is THE book to bump up your TBR.
Sarah is not your usual Hedge Fund Manager, mind you, Sarah is not your typical woman. Sarah is a killer. A woman on a mission and what a flipping mission it is! From the first page to the last, we are pulled into Sarah’s world as she goes on the hunt for the perfect prey.
I totally fell in love with Sarah (not sure what that says about me, but hey ho!). She’s a really great character, well-thought out and perfectly executed, the type of person you cannot help but want to read and read and read about. As the police investigation, headed up by down-on-his-luck Detective Martin White, starts to close in on Sarah, she decides to seek the help of controversial psychiatrist, Karl Gross. Maybe he can stop the urges she has to kill?
As the lives of these three very different characters cross, we are pulled even deeper into the reasons behind Sarah’s compulsions and into the murky mind of the serial killer.
Stone’s background in psychology jumps off the pages of PsychoAnalysis, his in-depth knowledge of the subject has set him up perfectly to be in a position to write about this subject and I found it fascinating how he brought it all to life and with a brilliant twist.
It’s not often we read fictional female killers, and what a refreshing change it is! Sarah is like no other killer I’ve read about and I truly hope that we will be able to see more of her in the future.
PsychoAnalysis is bloody brilliant – literally!
A #sleepstealer that will have you gripped from the start – you will not be able to put it down!
A shocking, twisted, and utterly superb debut novel ~ I cannot wait for more from Stone!!!
You absolutely need to go and get this book now!!!!
About the author …
V.R Stone is the author of psychological crime thriller PsychoAnalysis. The book is set in London, where he lives and works. He also holds a degree in Psychology.
V.R. has always buried himself in stories – films, books, TV – so it seemed natural to make up some of his own. The real world is boring, he’d rather live in the more exciting one that exists on screen or on the page!
You can connect with V.R. at:
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It really is!
It really is!!!
I really liked Sarah’s side of the story but had issues with the investigation based on the “instincts” and feelings of Martin. It was too far-fetched for me. Still, Sarah was a fascinating character! Great review!
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Good point Donna, my thoughts on that side of it though are that it’s not so far fetched for a seasoned detective and I’ve seen far worse in other books 😂
Thanks for reading! X
Oooooh I think I need to look into this on. I actually don’t think I’ve ever read a serial killer novel, but I am a huge Criminal Minds fan!
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It is brilliant Caroline! An absolute must read and quite Criminal Mindy in that there is the psychological element