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Published by Orion Fiction,
18 June 2017. ISBN: 9781409149200
Dr. Lily Dominick is a forensic psychiatrist in a high
profile mental institution, often seeing the most challenging individuals and
those with the most damaged psychoses.Her latest patient has caught her attention by intentionally ripping off
a complete stranger’s ears.His reason…
to see her.Her life is then altered
irrevocably as her supervisor and mentor is murdered and she finds herself
alternatively chasing the murderer and running from him, re-opening up old
wounds and parts of her past which may be best left hidden.
Thus, begins a really
dark and intense story, which mirrors the gothic horror fantasy of the books
and characters, in whose steps it treads.Frankenstein, Mr Hyde and Dracula all become a part of this intriguing
tale which takes the reader from the condos of New York to hotels in Eastern
Europe and a cabin in Alaska all the while carrying the thread of horror and
gothic schlock.The tale that is told
knits the genre of supernatural with elements of romance, intrigue and
thriller.As you move through the pages
you sometimes empathise with the central character of Lily, but also the
dominating "stranger" who she is following.
The writing is
colourful and tips into a sort of Victorian style at times, totally in keeping
with the themes of Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker and Robert Louis Stevenson.Andrew Pyper demonstrates his skilful mastery
of narrative and prose along with a healthy respect for the reader, bringing in
these classic strains without undue explanations or over exposure of their
storylines.I could not wait to revisit
those and remind myself of their intricacies and characters.
------ Reviewer: Amanda Brown
Andrew Pyper is a Canadian writer of fiction.
Born in 1968, he received a BA and an MA in English Literature from McGill
University, as well as a law degree from the University of Toronto. Although
called to the bar in 1996, he has never practiced. He is the author of five
acclaimed novels including Lost Girls,
which was an international best seller and a 'New York Times' Notable Book and
The Killling Circle (A 'New York Times' Crime Novel of the Year). A number of
his books are in active development to become feature films, including The Demonologist, which is being
produced by Robert Zemeckis's company ImageMovers and Universal Pictures. He
lives in Toronto