My review of the brilliant and unique #PsychopathsAnonymous by @will_carver @OrendaBooks

Maeve has everything. A high-powered job, a beautiful home, a string of uncomplicated one-night encounters. She’s also an addict: A functioning alcoholic with a dependence on sex and an insatiable appetite for killing men.

When she can’t find a support group to share her obsession, she creates her own. And Psychopaths Anonymous is born. Friends of Maeve.

Now in a serious relationship, Maeve wants to keep the group a secret. But not everyone in the group adheres to the rules, and when a reckless member raises suspicions with the police, Maeve’s drinking spirals out of control.

She needs to stop killing. She needs to close the group.

But Maeve can’t seem to quit the things that are bad for her, including her new man…

A scathing, violent and darkly funny book about love, connection, obsessions and sex – and the aspects of human nature we’d prefer to hide – Psychopaths Anonymous is also an electrifyingly original, unpredictable thriller that challenges virtually everything.

This is the first book that I have read by Will Carver, and I must say a very kind thank you to Karen at Orenda Books for sending it to me to read, and hopefully Will Carver will be on my blog answering questions next year.

This is such a unique book, there is no Police Detective to lead an investigation but there are murders….several of them! The story revolves around Maeve and her addictions….to booze, to killing and sex!

The way Will Carver has written this book is not like any other you will read, the protagonist, Maeve is so fucking fierce, bold, messed up, funny, weird, and mostly psychotic, it’s brilliant! Never have I ever felt that I identified with a character in a novel more, than Maeve ( I know slightly worrying, right! ) There are moments of hilarity interspersed with her ravings about God, Booze, Alcoholics Anonymous and life in general. She is such a bloody immense fictional character! I adore her!

Will Carver is so talented and his writing style and talent for describing his characters are just sublime, he obviously has a dark and fantastical mind!

If you like you crime with an edge, something different, something unique, something that may be too close to the bone for some! Then look no further than Psychopaths Anonymous, it’s an unputdownable gripping read, dark, bold, unique and truely the work of genius!

About Will Carver

Will Carver is the bestselling author of the January Series – Girl 4 (2011), The Two (2012), The Killer Inside (2013), Dead Set (2013) – and the critically acclaimed Detective Pace series, which includes Good Samaritans (2018), Nothing Important Happened Today (2019) and Hinton Hollow Death Trip (2020), all of which were selected as books of the year in mainstream international press. The books in this series have also been longlisted/shortlisted for the Amazon Readers Independent Voice Award, Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, Not The Booker Prize and the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award. Will spent his early years living in Germany, but returned at age eleven. He studied theatre and television at King Alfred’s Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition business and lives in Reading with his children

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