A year after going missing from home, Tommy Scarlett is found unconscious in an isolated country road. He has a fractured skull, broken wrist, and numerous other injuries. Recovering in hospital, Tommy has no recollection of the past. He doesn’t even recognize his own family.
After returning home, Tommy suffers severe headaches and acute depression. Desperate to help him, his father puts him into the care of a private therapist. But Tommy soon learns his troubles are far from over.
As the past is slowly unlocked, it becomes increasingly clear that Tommy has suffered an ordeal so horrendous it beggars belief. And those responsible are determined to silence him by any means possible.
Can Tommy find out what really happened to him and bring those responsible to justice?
Or will the past finally catch up with him and finish him off for good?
I didn’t think the author could get anymore darker and twisted but yet again he has done it and does not disappoint.
We meet Tommy has he comes round in hospital with absolutely no memory of the past. In one respect I felt sorry for him as he can’t remember any of his family and friends so everyone is a total stranger to him. Along with the horrific injuries he is found with, it isn’t long before we start to get some insight into the horrors that poor Tommy must have been subjected to. With that in mind, in some ways, I thought it might be best if he never recovered his memory, to be subjected to it once is enough, not twice!
Gosh for the subject matter, this was one engrossing read. Abuse of any form is hard to read of, more so child and sex abuse. The author gives us a scary look into the minds of the villains behind these crimes and it chilled me to the bone. Part felt like a horror story as some of the storyline is pretty gruesome to say the least. This probably isn’t for the feint hearted but the author has the main character tugging on the readers heart strings, making it impossible to put the book down and carrying on the journey with them.
Song of the Psychopath is a perfect title for this book. It’s not an easy read due to the nature of the storyline yet it’s one that is totally compelling and will have you struggling to put it down. It is dark and oh so very twisted. There were some unexpected surprises in store and I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as I was hanging off every word seeing where it would take me next. Great book!
My thanks to the author for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.