Portrait of the Psychopath as a Young Woman

Portrait of the Psychopath as a Young Woman

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by Edward Lee
     
 

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Psychopath:


She shackles them to the bed.


She glues their eyes closed.


She punctures their eardrums.


She sews their lips shut.


Torturess:


They can't move. They can't see or hear.


They can't scream.


All they can do is feel.


And with her tools -- her scalpels and

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Overview

Psychopath:


She shackles them to the bed.


She glues their eyes closed.


She punctures their eardrums.


She sews their lips shut.


Torturess:


They can't move. They can't see or hear.


They can't scream.


All they can do is feel.


And with her tools -- her scalpels and needles,


her bonesaws and her knives --


She gives them a lot to feel.


A full-force, hardcore psycho thriller.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011060816
Publisher:
Necro Publications
Publication date:
06/15/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
646,138
File size:
959 KB

Meet the Author

Edward Lee has had more than 40 books published in the horror and suspense field, including CITY INFERNAL, THE GOLEM, and BLACK TRAIN. His movie, HEADER was released on DVD by Synapse Films, in June, 2009. Recent releases include the stories, “You Are My Everything” and “The Cyesologniac,” the Lovecraftian novella “Trolley No. 1852,” and the hardcore novel HAUNTER OF THE THRESHOLD. Currently, Lee is working on HEADER 3. Lee lives on Florida’s St. Pete Beach.

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Portrait of the Psychopath as a Young Woman 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Portrait of a Psycopath as a Young Woman" by Edward Lee was a very good thriller. It was well written, but a little too heavy on the details. The ending was good and it wrapped up all of the loose ends. I did not recognize the twist until it happened in the story. That level of suspense is rare for me, and it is a key reason for my high rating. To start there are four main chacters. First, Kathleen Shade is an unhappy and severely damaged woman that writes an advice column for a feminist magazine once per month. Most of her money comes from her father. She suffered cruel sexual molestation and hypnotic brain washing for 10 years by her uncle. Kathleen helped to put him in jail by testifying against him. She still has some PTSD symptoms from the assaults. Even so, she tries to have a normal relationship with Maxwell. One day she receives a note and a body part in the mail from a psycho serial killer. She reports it to the police where she meets a belligerent detective in the Major Case Squad office. He is her contact person there. He derides her constantly to keep her off balance. The dectective uses her as bait and violates her personal freedoms "for her own safety" on a regular basis. The dectective likes expensive suits and has trouble dealing with his own homosexuality. Kathleen speaks at a writer's conference and meets a nice poet named Maxwell. They have a whirlwind romance. Kathleen cannot decide how she really feels about Maxwell. He undoubtedly loves her a lot. She tells him everything, and he tries to take care of her. However, this puts him in the sights of the female killer who hates men, but idolizes Kathleen. The killer is a woman who is extremely disturbed. Once you know her story completely, you cannot help but sympathize with her a little bit. She believes that she is doing a great service to all women when she tortures and kills men. That way the men will never hurt another woman again. Did I mention that she is crazy? And, she is obsessed with Kathleen. She sees her as an idol. The killer really wants her idol to write her life story, so she keeps sending letters and body parts, etc. to Kathleen with increasing frequency. The killer also has OCD regarding medical/surgical equipment and their names, make, model, etc. It does slow the story down with all of the detailed descriptions of each and every tool, every time she uses one of them. It gets old fast. The character development was thorough. I started off not liking the detective or Kathleen, but that changed as the story progressed. It is a long book at approximately 840 Nook Tablet pages. But, it is a well written serial killer suspense thriller. I recommend this book to those with a strong constitution, because this novel gets very graphic with gore, torture, child abuse, and consensual sex. I really enjoyed reading this book! -AvidReader
Guest More than 1 year ago
Fair horror thriller. I couldn't really connect with any of the main characters. The long haired poet, the gay cop and the feminist columnist did not strike a chord with me. The evil characters on the other hand were well written, especially Uncle Sammy.
RWD More than 1 year ago
Fantastic book! I am not one who gets my stomach turned easy. This book kept me on the edge of my seat. I could not put it down. Very easy read. The vivid descriptions in this book disgusted and disturbed me and I loved every word of it! A must read for gore and horror fans!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you can't handle gore and blood then don't pick up this book. Classic spatterpunk reading. I loved it!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
A fresh approach to an area of male dominance, serial killing. The fright trip goes from 0-60 in nothing flat and it only gets better from there. A great author and a fine read!