After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him. Under the care of the facility’s doctors, he finds himself questioning what’s real and what’s not. What is the truth? What happened to him? Is his mind playing tricks on him?
What happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea? Why can’t he remember what happened?
Meanwhile, Jerry is dangerous and unpredictable. He envisions a world where boundaries are broken down and he is free to enforce his narcisstic belief that he has a divine mission. Technology allows him the freedom to use his position of trust to play with peoples lives.
To be honest I am not really sure where to start with this review. It’s certainly different to the usual crime/thriller type of book I’m used to reading. This book is not for the faint hearted and at times can be quite disturbing and I admit I skim read a few bits that I found too descriptive.
The book starts with Jason in a mental institution he has no idea why he is there. He keeps asking about his wife, daughter and son but no one will tell him anything. He is then focusing on how to get out, or a way to contact the outdoor world as despite having a tablet device everything from the outside world is blocked. Eventually Dr Thompson tells him why he is there and what to expect. Jason was found guilty of having sexual relations with his daughter, his wife has murdered the daughter Lea, their son Matthew is nowhere to be found. Lisa his wife is also dead. Did Jason commit this crime? Where is Matthew their son. Jason doesn’t believe he has done what they say he has. Does he have two different personalities? Or has he been set up?
The next part of the book was about Jerry this is when it gets a little more graphic and harder to read. Jerry is a sexual predator, liking underage girls, installing cameras in numerous places where he can watch and listen to conversations and sex. He believes himself to be superior to anyone else. He says he belongs to the Elite Hunters believing his ancestors had fought savagely to protect their group. But now they have been replaced with drones and tanks. Leaving him redundant. He believes it is his job to mate and multiply. Some of Jerry’s scenes are quite disturbing.he preys in young underage girls. I was happier reading Jason’s chapters.
The plot came round nicely although at times I felt some of the things were repeated and I was disappointed with the ending.
I just can’t decide whether I enjoyed this book or not.
I would like to thank #netgalley for an ARC of this book all opinions and views are my own and unbiased.
Jay Kerk was inspired to write A Predator and a Psychopath when he realised he was tired of reading thrillers with tame, predictable endings. Motivated by a recent documentary about an abduction that shocked the world, he decided to tell the story from the perspective of someone other than the detective. When he’s not writing, he likes reading, watching series and movies, and tennis.