Extinction

Extinction

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by Carol Anne Davis
     
 

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A dark and disturbing tale of twisted passions and dangerous desires from - Outwardly suave and charming, psychotherapist Adam Neave’s role as a voluntary bereavement counsellor offers him the perfect opportunity to target his female victims at their most vulnerable, safe in the knowledge that the police can pin nothing on him. But is his newest

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A dark and disturbing tale of twisted passions and dangerous desires from - Outwardly suave and charming, psychotherapist Adam Neave’s role as a voluntary bereavement counsellor offers him the perfect opportunity to target his female victims at their most vulnerable, safe in the knowledge that the police can pin nothing on him. But is his newest client, attractive young widow Olivia Marsden, really what she seems? When, despite herself, Olivia finds herself falling under the charismatic Adam’s spell, events start to spiral dangerously out of control . . .

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Publishers Weekly
In Davis’s forgettable serial killer novel, psychopathic psychotherapist Adam Neave, who preys chiefly on vulnerable women from his home in Weston-super-Mare near Bristol, attracts the attention of Det. Supt. Bill Winston and his team, one of whose more attractive female members goes undercover as a widow seeking Adam’s help. Adam manages to charm or fool almost everyone, from his admiring gay tenant, John Jameson, to fellow therapists at the Bereavement Drop-In Centre, while his catalogue of depredations increases at a dizzying rate. Those he can’t fool, Adam attempts to eliminate one way or another, including his brother, Nicholas, who shares police suspicions that Adam murdered his wife. Davis (Kiss It Away) strings out the story in a way to leave readers wondering how and how many Adam will ravish or kill before fate intervenes, but few will care by the end. (Dec.)
Kirkus Reviews
The amorous adventures of a sociopathic Bristol psychotherapist and his shrinking list of patients. On top of his own practice, psychologist Adam Neave volunteers at the bereavement center at Weston-super-Mare. It's a great way to meet fragile women and talk himself into their confidence before he drugs and rapes them. Sometimes Adam can't wait for the next eligible patient, so he goes out on the town looking for prey. Lately he's graduated from rape to murder (his late wife Helen's death was originally something of a one-off), sometimes accidentally doping his victims to death, sometimes adopting a more hands-on approach. Det. Supt. Bill Winston, duly suspicious, sics undercover officer Olivia Marsden on him as a new widow. His plans backfire, however, when Olivia finds herself falling for the man she's supposed to be trapping. Things aren't going much better for Beth, Adam's partner at the bereavement center, whose boyfriend suddenly turns aloof and critical, or for Nicholas Neave, the brother who's tried in vain to interest the law in Helen Neave's death. And they're going even worse for the innocent relatives of Brandon Petrie, 16, a cold, manipulative patient whom anyone but Adam would instantly diagnose as an apprentice sociopath. In fact, no one in the greater Bristol area seems capable of having a nice day, and it's easy to see why not. Not even the most brilliantly repellent earlier work by Davis (Kiss It Away, 2004, etc.) quite prepares you for this seven-course banquet of violence, sex and violent sex.

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ISBN-13:
9781780295114
Publisher:
Severn House Publishers
Publication date:
06/01/2012
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

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Extinction 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Im still alive you arent dreaming" he said