Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman

By: Andrew E. Kaufman
Narrated by: Phil Gigante
GoodReads Summary: The psychologist with a troubled past…

Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.

The killer with a secret…

Donny Ray knows things about Christopher – things he couldn’t have possibly learned at Loveland. As the psychologist delves deeper into the mysterious patient’s case, Christopher’s life whirls out of control. The contours of his mind are rapidly losing shape, and his grasp on reality is slipping even faster. Is he going mad, or is that what Donny Ray wants him to think?

The terror that binds them…

In this taut psychological thriller from Andrew E. Kaufman, best-selling author of The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted, a tormented man must face his fear and enter the mind of a killer to find the truth…even if it costs him his sanity.

I love novels that take me on a mind-bending ride. Saying that, it is easy for me to notice the clues left by the author in books like this determine the “reality” the character has fallen into. Sometimes, they become so mundanely predictable, that by reading the last few pages, I know the entire story.

Twisted is so not one of those.

I wanted to know every single detail of the mind-trip on which Dr. Kellan finds himself. I mean, there’s recognition of a murderer transferred to his psych ward, for crying out loud. What is up with that?

The characters of Chris, his wife and son are so developed as to transport me into the mind of Chris and welcome the wildness. Especially when people start disappearing.

Excellent narration kept me listening all through a day of work and made the drudgery of everyday life simply fall by the wayside as I mulled over where the end would take me.

Twisted is definitely a recommended listen.

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