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Product Details

  • Paperback: 480 pages
  • Publisher: Timothy McDougall (September 15, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985215232
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985215231
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 1.1 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,775,495 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Timothy McDougall was born in Illinois and grew up on both the South and North sides of Chicago. As a child, he fell in love with story-telling, exhibiting and narrating silent shorts of well-known horror movies for neighborhood friends. He read the great authors, devouring the works of Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson, among many others, with T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom having particular impact due to its evocative and brilliant prose. Timothy's love for all things literary continued as he studied acting and filmmaking in Los Angeles after attending the University of Miami in Florida. He won awards for his screenplays, and has written and directed an independent motion picture. Timothy currently lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.

Customer Reviews

It was as good as any Alfred Hitchcock movie.
Erin Reum
Too many self published authors who just cannot write with a readable flow.
JM
Very well written and a lot of twists and turns.
Linda Fields

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34 of 36 people found the following review helpful By Erin Reum on March 5, 2012
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***** MASTERPIECE!

By Erin R

OMG! I didn't know what to expect, I figured I'd check it out because I liked the title and enjoy crime-based dramas, but "VIOLENCE" really blew me away! It is a masterpiece! It just drew me in and I couldn't put it down. I kept thinking about the characters and couldn't wait to get back to them and the book.

Every chapter made me think about another aspect of life, loss, romance and rebirth and in the end it made me question my own feelings and actions regarding other people and life in general. I don't want to give it away but the ending was incredible and completely flipped everything I thought I knew up to that point. It was as good as any Alfred Hitchcock movie. Sometimes my heart was pounding and other times I was crying and then laughing. The only part I hated is when it ended. I wish there was already a sequel! "Violence" is amazing, don't miss this book - you'll love it!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Summer on April 9, 2012
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This book thrilled me! The story was spectacular, often horrifying, but never tasteless. The dialogue was realistic as were the characters. When the author wrote of technical details ie. wiretaps, gps moniters, he did it very precisely without overloading the information. Author showed a thorough knowledge of the psychological manipulation of jurys by the court system. I only had two problems with the book. One was that it ended and the second was that it ended. No spoilers...but I would have liked to know whether Anderson started a new business or went in with the old.
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24 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Barbara Billig on March 27, 2012
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"Violence" A fiction novel written by: Timothy McDougall

Reviewed by Barbara Billig - author of "The Nuclear Catastrophe" (a fiction novel of suspense)

The author was kind enough to gift me a copy of his book "Violence". I read his autobiography and it seemed that he had adequate writing experience and recognition prior to this first novel attempt. I was not wrong. The book is very well written. In addition, this is a book that is related to survival in our current world.

His characters are active, moving, interesting. Add to the traditional family structure an outside group of psychopaths. These deviant people illustrate what the rest of us come up against on a random basis - Violence. The psychopath sees everything from only his perspective and all insights are about "him". The whole world of a psychopath is about "him" with no regard for anyone else's feelings or welfare. It has been said they make great corporate leaders. But if they are functioning as a psychopath on a much lower level then it is about survival for the people who have to deal with them.

The book also goes into our justice system in the manner of the trial after the crime. The justice system in the United States was designed so that 100 criminals would be released before one person would be falsely convicted. While that is very noble, if one is the victim of a crime and the perpetrator goes free ..... what now?

So, in summary, if you want a page turner, thriller, well written, great characters - read this book. It should be added to the survival list of reading.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Carole Fryar on April 23, 2012
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Couldn't put it down. Plot catches you instantly and doesn't let go. Will look forward to more from this author.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on May 31, 2013
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This book reminded me of law abiding citizen with a twist. Very entertaining and emotional. Not predictable or formulaic. Great.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JaYa on April 27, 2013
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I really liked this book. It has likable characters and characters to loath. It's a good read. It's thought provoking, it makes one believe in second chances and if revenge really is worth it....good book, won't be disappointed.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Linda Fields on February 20, 2013
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This story kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. Very well written and a lot of twists and turns.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rogjack6112 on January 2, 2013
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Enjoyed this story, get busy and write more like it!
the police detail was unexpected. i had a fun vacation read with this.
Thanks
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More About the Author

Timothy McDougall was born in Illinois and grew up on both the South and North sides of Chicago. He fell in love with story-telling as a child, exhibiting and narrating silent shorts of well-known horror movies for neighborhood friends. He read the great authors, devouring the works of Dickens and Robert Louis Stevenson, among many others, with T.E. Lawrence's Seven Pillars of Wisdom having particular impact due to its evocative and brilliant prose.

Timothy's love for all things literary continued as he studied acting and filmmaking in Los Angeles after attending the University of Miami in Florida. He won awards for his screenplays, and has written and directed an independent motion picture.

Timothy currently lives outside Chicago with his wife and three children.

Violence is his first novel.

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