Obsession, lust and revenge... Part murder mystery, part psychological chiller, this unique, dark, serial killer thriller is a real page turner.
'A tale of twisted minds, psychopathic planning and dark moods... A really enjoyable read.'
'I always felt like I was reading with my hands over my eyes, sort of peeking through my fingers, cringing at what I knew what was coming next...'
'If you like your books gritty, dark with complex characters and a plot that takes you with it to the grand finale then you will enjoy this...'
'Hooked me right from the start, a build up in tension as the book rolls along and some twists that will put a big smile on your face...'
'Not for the lily livered...'
All quotes are from independent reviews.
A tense, disturbing British Crime Thriller full of suspense, intriguing twists and a double figure bodycount... The first of a trilogy featuring the main characters.
Criminal profiler Doc Powers tries to unravel the truth about a psychopathic potential parolee in time to prevent him wreaking bloody revenge on those he blames for his incarceration - including Doc himself...
From the back cover of the paperback edition:
Peter Leech is a cunning, devious killer, brutalized by half a lifetime in prison for the vicious murder of his parents. Now he’s up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out.
He's driven by obsessive lust for Judy Finch, a beautiful parole officer who spurned his advances, and his thirst for revenge on those he blames for his conviction.
His nemesis, Doc Powers, the forensic psychiatrist who assessed his mental health for trial, is now on the panel reviewing Leech’s parole application. But Doc fears for his own sanity. His feelings of guilt over his wife’s death and his terrible experiences as a criminal profiler threaten to overwhelm him. Hallucinations haunt Doc as he struggles to convince his colleagues that Leech is a dangerous unreformed psychopath.
A blossoming relationship with Judy helps Doc heal – emotionally and professionally – but he soon discovers he’s ill-prepared for Leech’s re-entry into his life...
Readers who loved this novel also enjoyed books by:
Lee Child, James Patterson, Mo Hayder, Alex Karva, Dean Kootz, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Quentin Jardine, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Minette Walters, Brett Easton Ellis, Iain Banks' Wasp Factory, Misery by Stephen King, the Hannibal Lecter novels by Thomas Harris and many more!
If these authors appeal then you may well enjoy this dark, disturbing psychological thriller too.
Remorseless has been described as 'brutal, 'intense' and 'frightening' by some readers and is certainly 'not for the faint-hearted'. This is no cozy mystery or standard police procedural...
'Patching goes where other authors fear to tread…' - Top Independent Reviewer
Both law enforcement professionals and 'pscyh' professionals have complimented the author on the authenticity of the psychopathic characters in this novel. This is not a sanitised Hollywood version but as close as you can get - or would want to get - to being inside the mind of a genuine psychopathic killer...
'Seriously scary' - Brian's Book Blog
|Series:||The Remorseless Trilogy: Doc Powers and D.I. Carver Investigate , #1|
|File size:||459 KB|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Will Patching writes gritty crime stories that mix murder mystery, psychological suspense and intense thrills while offering unique insights into the darker side of human nature. His ‘pull no punches’ style and sparse but often brutal descriptive passages will not suit all readers, so if you are into cozy mysteries you might want to look elsewhere!
With complex plots and rounded characters, Will’s novels are necessarily longer than average, usually well over 100,000 words, so these are definitely stories designed for readers who like to really get their teeth into a good yarn!
Now considered something of an expert on psychopaths, thanks to his extensive research and personal experience of people with this personality disorder, Will set up a popular website to help lay readers understand these destructive individuals and why their existence is so important to society in general. Please copy and paste into your browser to visit the site:
Will’s writing draws heavily on this expertise but his novels are designed to entertain rather than educate – though many readers appreciate both aspects of his writing. He is currently working on completing two trilogies, though each novel is a self-contained story.
The Remorseless Trilogy is complete, and the first two novels in The Hack Trilogy are already published with the final instalment (The Hangman) expected early 2018.
Will Patching was born and raised in ‘Sarf Lunnon’, Engerland, or at least, that’s how he pronounces it! Hence, many scenes from his novels are situated in London, the surrounding suburbs and other parts of southeast England, though they also span as far afield as Thailand and the USA.
His approach to writing is to hit the reader with hard truths about the world we live in, and his mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels are designed to get your pulse pounding. One male reader decided he needed to check his door locks late one night while reading Remorseless and subsequently commented on social media:
Will’s eclectic professional experience – from his teenage role as a ‘gardener’ weeding sewage treatment filter beds, through flying a Hawk jet very fast, very low and very dangerously before the RAF realised and booted him out, then attending Harvard on a course for potential CEOs, largely thanks to the Peter Principle of promotion, and more recently, to building his dream, a charter yacht that sank in SE Asian waters – all have led to a rich and varied life, often reflected in his writing.
If you would like to know more about this indie author you might like to join Will’s Readers Group. You’ll also gain exclusive access to novel backstories, author insights, prize draws and more, including notification whenever a new novel is released. Please copy and paste this url into your browser to find out more: