There is something about being able to understand the actions of a psychopath. This next book might be a work of fiction, but it sure gives some insight into the mind.
Jez is adulterous husband to Maxine, devoted father to Jamie, promiscuous lover, university professor, pro-vice-chancellor for research – and a serial killer aiming to get to the top by any means necessary.
His passion for murder parallels his love of music, and he matches each kill with its own special theme song to enhance the experience as he works towards assembling his very own top forty greatest hits.
When the vice-chancellor of lowly ranked Francis Drake University begins to sexually pester Jez’s mistress Bella, it accelerates his plans for domination. But will he get there?
The Psychopath is a good insight into the brain of, well, a psychopath. While it doesn’t go into the science, I felt that it gave an interesting and realistic (I’m guessing) insight. It also makes the reader uncomfortable. There is something unsettling reading the thoughts of a person that has no remorse for any bad thing they did.
I have to admit, though, that I expected more from The Psychopath. Jez’s mind was enough to keep me persevering until the end of the book, but I was disappointed by the plot. Yes things did happen, and there was a decent twist at the end, but there was a lack of excitement and unravelling of a strong storyline. This meant that, from about 60% of my way through the book, I skimmed the pages in hope that something would pull my attention back in. Unfortunately, it didn’t.
If The Psychopath sounds like something you might enjoy, you can pick up a copy of the book here.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.