Monday 21 February 2022

BLOG TOUR: The Psychopath - A M Edwards

Meet Jez. 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 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?

What did I think?

I really enjoyed this book.  A M Edwards has really got into the mind of a psychopath and serial killer and once I started reading I couldn't put it down.

Jez is not a character anyone will warm to because he's a psychopath, but his observations of people and situations are painfully honest and absolutely hilarious.  I laughed out loud so many times, especially when I read Jez's observations of the workplace - I'll not share any of it here as it will spoil it for others but it's so true!

You really don't want to get on the wrong side of Jez as he is very likely to kill you.  Jez is an academic with a wife and a son and it's surprising to find someone like him living an apparently normal life, although it just shows that appearances can be deceptive.  You never really know who you work with or live next door to, so be careful if you cross them as they might be a secret psychopath.

The story is written from the point of view of Jez and his uniquely strange voice comes across loud and clear.  Although I loved it, I think some people might struggle with this but if you want a warm, fuzzy read then you shouldn't pick up a book named The Psychopath.  It is exactly what it says on the cover!

Dark, disturbing and surprisingly funny, The Psychopath is a highly original novel - I don't think I have ever read anything quite like it.  If you have a dark sense of humour and you like watching shows such as Dexter, then you will love this book.

I received an ARC from the publisher to read and review for the blog tour; this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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