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- Publication Date: June 22, 2017
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B07359M4BK
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If you would like an idea of the story, please read the above blurb. I do not like to read spoilers, hence, I do not write them. Read on for my reasons behind this review.
Patching is subtle in his portrayal of the people involved, as well as setting the scenes in which they live, travel and interact. He is a master in controlling tension, raising the level bit by bit and sometimes slamming the reader with a huge dose of it, which took my breath away. Thankfully, he is able to lower it as well, giving needed relief following a confrontation or event.
I found this to be a quick read as my curiosity was engaged throughout. I learned a few new things in this book, too, which was a bonus. The psychopathy portrayed in this book was well researched and presented, as well as information regarding boats, police procedures, and medical facts.
This has violence within its pages, but Patching does not make the reader wallow in it. It is horrific on its' own. I found the interactions of the perpetrator with his family to be the more horrifying, though. The type of interaction, or more rightly attacks, are devastating, cunning, sly and are aimed at a persons' very being with malice and destruction in mind. Those scenes were hard to read for me. The dismantling of a personality overshadows a death by bullet, in my mind.
The question of nature vs. nurture rears up within and throughout the book. That may be definitally answered in the future, but it is not likely in my lifetime. Another societal issue is touched upon as well, but it hasn't an answer at this time, either. There was lots to think about as I read Gaslighting and I will continue to do so.
If you like psychological thrillers, this is an excellent choice! I am a fan of Will Patching. He entertains, educates and does so in a clean manner. His research is deep and conveyed in an understandable way, which makes for good reading. I gave this book five stars for hitting all my qualifications for a great read. I recommend this book without any qualms!
His research is extensive, making his characterizations all the more macabre. It's frightening but you can't look away.