A killer paroled. A tormented profiler. A blood-soaked quest for revenge.
Doc Powers is one case away from a complete breakdown. Grief-stricken over the death of his wife, his reliance on booze and drugs fills his life with startling hallucinations. As he battles his demons, his efforts to stay coherent fail to keep a cunning psychopath behind bars…
With a bloody trail of death spreading, Doc fears both he and his colleague are next on the killer's hit list. Fighting the visions that threaten to consume him, he must tap into the profiling skills of his past to put an end to the parolee's murderous rampage.
Can Doc overcome his past and match wits with a maniac before he becomes the next victim?
Remorseless: A British Crime Thriller is the first book in a pulse-pounding trilogy. This dark and disturbingly twisted tale is not for the faint of heart. If you like edge-of-your-seat suspense, sadistic killers, and heroes scrambling to stay a step ahead, then you'll love Will Patching's spine-chilling novel.
Buy Remorseless to plunge into an unflinching thrill-ride today!
"Had I read Will Patching's novels while still a serving officer I'm sure his insights into the workings of their minds would have helped me understand the motives and actions of these people." Rick Asker. Former UK detective and prison intelligence officer.
A deep, dark look inside the minds of killers and psychologists alike
Remorseless is a deep and dark look into the mind of a convicted killer. This specific killer was convicted of killing his parents in a brutal murder when he was just a teenager. He maintains his innocence and claims this his brother did it and framed him. He’s served 18 years of his life sentence but is up for parole. The book follows his parole hearing from his side and the side of the parole board. Especially Doc Powers, a clinical psychologist who’s wife has just died in a tragic car accident that he believes is his fault.
Remorseless was a kick in the stomach when you’re already down. It’s deep and dark and will make you question the legal system. With all of the media frenzy around the new Netflix show about a wrongly convicted murderer, this book will have you wonder what has to go wrong for someone to get locked up.
The look inside the minds of all the characters involved was absolutely fascinating. While I don’t normally read books like this, I may have to start. I’ve always been fascinated (like the author) with the inner workings of the brain, especially those of “cold blooded” killers and so-called “psychopaths.” Patching does a WONDERFUL job with the psychology and inner workings of every character involved.
Literally every aspect of this book felt important. Usually with a book this long, there always feels like some pieces were there to add something but you can’t figure out what. With Remorseless, every word, page, and chapter needed to be there. Patching is a force to be reckoned with in the British Crime Thriller genre.
Without giving too much away, the second half of the book is brutal and harsh and absolutely a blast to read/listen to. Patching knows pacing well, and paces the action scenes so that they feel realistic and will have you thinking about them long after you’ve closed the page or turned off your audiobook. I found myself thinking about the thing within this book late into the night (thanks for that!) This book was both a page turner and a thought provoker. Usually page turners are full entertainment without much thought. And vice-versa, thought provokers are usually dry and without gusto. This book definitely has both.
Overall, I loved this book. The psychology felt super real, the struggles each character was going through were incredibly accurate and made you as a reader feel for them. Remorseless is definitely a book you should pick up and read. Just be warned, this will have you up late (either reading it, or thinking about it).
A great read, gripping tale of psychopaths & real people that become entwined in a realistic crime novel that traps the reader.