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Persona: A Very Disturbing Psychological Thriller [Kindle Edition]

Marc Horn , C Davies , Angela
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

#1 Kindle Bestseller in Psychological Thrillers

“Persona” was a fabulous read. A brutally raw psychological thriller, Horn’s characters are worthy of Bret Easton Ellis and “The Last Days of Disco” by Whit Stillman. (Rabid Readers Reviews)

To live with no regrets, Ryan vows to try it all — even murder.

Creating a different persona for each pursuit, he soon loses himself in his own dark labyrinth.

Best friend Dave struggles to bring him back — but first must face the darkest side of all.

  • From readers: 'Impossible to put down'; 'A real page turner'; 'Masterful'; 'Has more layers, digs deeper into the human psyche, and is far more involved than any other psychological thriller.'
  • Featured on 42 Books to Love for Towel Day
  • Top 5 bestseller in Kindle Store
  • Over 35,000 copies sold

An edgy, riveting thriller packed with black humour, inspired twists and gut-churning suspense.

Persona portrays a dark world different and yet alarmingly similar to our own, where personal demons cannot be kept at bay.

Scroll up and grab a copy today.

WARNING: This novel contains graphic sex scenes, violence and bad language. DO NOT purchase if you’re easily offended. If this isn't the case, you'll find a gripping and unique story that will keep you guessing.

Also available free for Amazon Prime and Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

Editorial Reviews


'Outstanding psychological thriller! This author will chew you up and spit you out! Disturbing, dark, graphic and just AWESOME!' KINDLE BOOK REVIEW

From the Author

Welcome to the mind of a psychopath. My debut novel challenges you to work out which characters are the same person, and just when you think you know, will throw in a wicked twist. It will captivate, reward and stay with you.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2594 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00G19AZTK
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,898 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Character driven thriller October 22, 2013
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"Persona" is the kind of story that you won't see very often. I just finished reading it and I have to say that it sent shivers down my back the whole time I was reading it. What really makes this story different is that it is character driven. Ryan, who is having an identity crisis, develops different identities or personas to accomplish is disturbing and questionable goals. I really found this to be an enjoyable read because the different character interactions contributed to make the story engaging and interesting.

Also, the sex scenes and offensive language caught me off guard, but they did set the tone for the relationship between certain characters and the rest of the book. The book is also filled with subtle dark humor and action scenes that are written surprisingly well.

Overall, Persona is a novel about the disturbing aspects of a person slowly losing their mind. I found It to be quite entertaining. Worthy of 5 stars in my opinion.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, well written and great plot October 26, 2013
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What an exciting book! I am drawn to Marc Horn's novels because they display a superior plotline than most thrillers out there. Persona is no exception. Ryan is a character that is relatable in the sense that he is open to trying out new things. And the different personas that emerge from him are interesting while some others are terrifying! There is a good amount of graphic sexual activity that is not for the faint of heart. Just as his previous novel The Mortal Religion, he delivers a very powerful psychological thriller that brings excitement in every page.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A brilliant, twisted mind! January 31, 2014
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First, if extremely graphic violence and sex trouble you, DO NOT read this book!
Okay, I'll admit this story confused me the whole way through. I found it difficult to keep track of who was who. Normally, that would put me off completely, except that the story was so damn riveting! I find it rather creepy that Mr. Horn seems to be so knowledgeable of the psychotic mind...
Other than having to consult my UK dictionary often, I found this to be a good read. I can't really say much about the characters without giving stuff away, except to say that they were very well-written. The action, unorthodox as it was, was literally non-stop. The ending sent chills down my spine! I'll definitely be checking out more of Marc Horn's work.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark, graphic, complex, and amazing October 22, 2013
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Marc Horn brings us a dramatic and twisted psychological thriller that is impossible to put down once you pick it up. Persona drops you right into insanity from the very beginning, and then drags you through the workings of a broken mind as it attempts to achieve its warped goals. From the merely unbalanced to the psychopathic, the many faces of Ryan aren't for the faint of heart or those sensitive to crude language. Fortunately I’m neither of those, and I had my nose buried in the Kindle all the way to the bitter end. It actually took me a little bit to understand what I was reading, which hooked me that much harder. This is extremely graphic with very dark subject matter, written with a deft hand that seems disturbingly familiar with the many aspects of madness. Excellent writing, very complex and well thought out characters, and a hard hooking plot!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT! January 20, 2014
By Katt
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Talk about a whole new level to multiple personalities! This was one huge mind screw after another! This is a story that will suck you in from beginning to end! Wow,fantastic read and loved every minute of it hope others wil take the time for this one.Happy Reading!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Persona February 15, 2014
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Edge of my seat while reading certain parts. Great description so that I could almost visually see the characters and feel the feelings of each one.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well written. January 11, 2014
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Very good read. If you are looking for a psychological thriller then this is it! You can tell the author took time to ccarve out his characters, leaving us with a ladting iimpresion of them.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Could not stop reading! January 11, 2014
By chris
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I thought the book was great. I was confused a little in the middle but when it all played out it was great. I wish there was a little more to the ending, like what happened to his girlfriend or his best friend Dave. Good book
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3.0 out of 5 stars Exciting thriller
I enjoyed the build up in this book to the last page. It held my interest front he beginning and kept me guessing as to what was actually going on. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Gail Bolza
5.0 out of 5 stars worth a read
I really enjoyed this story. Some parts were a little confusing but overall I felt it was well written.
Published 26 days ago by Angel Blea
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thrilling from start to finish
Published 1 month ago by lisa y javinsky
5.0 out of 5 stars I enjoyed reading it
Very interesting and different kind of book. I enjoyed reading it.
Published 1 month ago by GT0
1.0 out of 5 stars disturbing...and disjointed
I made it through half this novel by sheer willpower. I rarely ever not finish a book I start. Halfway through, it was just as confusing as it began. Read more
Published 1 month ago by 3timemama
3.0 out of 5 stars persona
Good book but the sex scenes were a little much
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Did not order but will try to read it one day
Published 3 months ago by Deborah Stephens
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
real good
Published 3 months ago by rhonda g.
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
I am giving this one star because zero is not an option.
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read. A little hard to follow in ...
Very interesting read. A little hard to follow in the beginning. The end was a little more toward incomplete or hasty than intriguing cliff hanger as I assume it was meant to be.
Published 5 months ago by Lisa
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More About the Author


Marc was brought up in Dartford, England. Nothing much happened there - landing a job as a banana packer was the highlight - so he spent most of his time lost in his imagination.

Seeking change, he became an airborne soldier (not airborne germ, as a friend once called him) and had to parachute out of the first plane he ever went in. The boring days were over.

He's drawn to stories of hardship and survival. Carlin announcing he's 'The Daddy' in Scum; Brendan fighting for his family in Warrior; David searching for answers in Vanilla Sky.

Marc doesn't hold back when he writes. Much of his work contains black humour. Some might call it a sick sense of humour, but whatever it is you had to have it in the army - you laughed or you cried.

He's into writing psychological thrillers that offer the reader something fresh. He likes to depict thought-provoking, controversial situations and in some cases to make people more aware of uncomfortable but important topics.

Marc has written three novels. THE MORTAL RELIGION (FREE) has been awarded Rabid Reader's Best Books of 2013; E-thriller's Thriller of the Month in April 2013, and is also listed on 42 Books to Love for Towel Day. PERSONA is a Kindle number 1 bestselling psychological thriller. CUFFED, his most ambitious project, is listed on Rabid Reader's Best Books of 2014. Take a look at its trailer on this page.
He's just released TIMER, a series of sci-fi novellas, described by the BBC as as a 'High-concept and compelling sci-fi series, reminiscent of past hits such as "Logan's Run".' The 1st episode is FREE.

He loves sixties music and studying lyrics, meditation, skiing, off-road cycling, repairing bikes, martial arts and chess.

You can connect with him on his website:
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