Book Reviews

Psycho Analysis Review

 

Title: Psycho Analysis

Author: V.R. Stone

Published: October 14, 2016 by Silverwhite Press

Format: Kindle Edition

Genre: Fiction, Thriller, Psychology

Reading Period: January 21-22, 2017

Rating: ★★★★★

Synopsis:

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.”

Review:

I received a free digital copy of this book. Thank you NetGalley and SilverWhite Press.

‘You never really get to know someone if you don’t speak their language’

I’m intrigued after reading the synopsis. I know this book was interesting because it is a psychological crime thriller and I was very excited to read it because it piqued my curiosity as a psychology major.

I like the idea of using dates to show what happened on that day in each character in which each of them has their issues and past that affects them in the present.

Sarah hunt men. Why? I’m curious. Who is Oliver Brown? Why Sarah used different names? These are my questions and thoughts while reading and afterwards I now understood why. I’m surprised that she’s very much willing to undergo psychoanalysis and willingly see Dr. Gross to “cure” her addiction.

Detective Inspector Martin is a smoker who loves to listen to old songs, relies on “old-fashioned hunch” and has family issues. He’s logical but trusted his instinct so much.

Doctor Karl Gross, a psychiatrist and an author for serial killing books. Haha. I like his last name. It surprised me that V.R. Stone used the idea transference to Dr. Gross and add his own “craziness” make this book more interesting.

A well-written novel. Every page excites me and I keep on looking forward on the page to see what happened. I commend V.R. Stone for this wonderful novel. I will surely recommend this to my fellow readers.

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