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About Jay Kerk
Jay Kerk uses his medical background and clinical experience as a physician to research and create disturbing psychological thrillers. His main driver is his fascination with the human mind and its vast capabilities, and he loves complex situations that test and challenge reality.
He loves hearing from readers and fellow authors, and always responds. Jay can be contacted in the following ways:
- Email: Authorjaykerk@gmail.com
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJayKerk/ OR @AuthorJayKerk
- Website: https://www.jaykerk.com/about-me-contact-details
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When he's not writing, he spends time with his wife and two dogs. He likes reading, watching series and movies, and tennis.
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"The characters are expertly drawn. The story builds toward an explosive conclusion." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Trigger warning: caution is advised, the book contains graphic content. Do not read this if you are at all weak-stomached or easily sickened / offended. Reader discretion is advised.
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. He finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. 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 narcissistic belief that he has a divine mission.
An explosive ending that is anything but expected, forgive yourself for shuddering throughout and after you close the book.
Drawing inspiration from real cases, and with well-researched, realistic characters, this thriller is not for the soft-hearted.
Readers speaking about A Predator and A Psychopath:
"A must read thriller that will have your head spinning.I'd definitely read another by this author, his imagination is wild, impressive, and addictive." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"It is a very intense book that will raise your curiosity." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Excellent thriller, in a creepy way. Well written with a vivid description of the attacker's motive and devices. I will remember this novel often, especially when a stranger knocks on my door." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This author is brilliant at what he does and certainly kept me guessing." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Incredible Story. A fast-paced,gripping novel that will leave you breathless and absolutely taken." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"This is a wonderful story and I highly recommend it to everyone." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"A must read brilliant psychological thriller. An exciting experience getting inside a psychopath's mind."Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Wow... just wow. I am part terrified, part disturbed, and part amazed at this book." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"I really enjoy thrillers and this one is absolutely exceptional, I can't wait to read more by Jay." Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"A great book and actually really disturbing. It left a big impact on me and I couldn't stop thinking about it constantly for days."Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"One of those reads that I will never ever forget."Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"A tough subject to read... but wow! Jay is an excellent new entry to the thriller genre. I for one am glad to have found him."Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Holy Crap what a book! Very very disturbing and oh so hard to put down once you start this roller-coaster of a ride!" Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
"Plot twists abound in this harrowing tale of an abused and isolated young woman struggling with lost love and lost ideas in Jay Kerk's THE TRAPPED DAUGHTER, a solid psychological thriller sure to give readers the creeps." IndieReader (IR) - 4.4 stars out of 5
Have you ever been trapped somewhere? I have.
Have you ever found that the world does not believe you? I did.
I have been betrayed by the people I trusted the most. They coil around me like snakes, lulling me with whispers about protection and safety and for your own good.
They offer up pills like sweets, promising me relief. Just take the meds and everything will be fine, Belle – the meds, Belle, the meds.
Everything will not be fine, and it never will be. Justice is gone from the world. I have been wronged by Gabe, the man I loved most, and when I turned to others for backup, they sided with him because he’s a star. When I ran to my father for safety, he locked me up in his great big mansion and threw away the key. Now I drift like the ghost Gabe pretended I was, my bare feet tasting the coldness of rich tiles, my breath turning to ice.
Gabe isn’t real, they tell me. They insult me, they spit at me, then smile and pretend that they wish to help. Meanwhile, Gabe is out there, luxuriating in all that I won for him, and I suffer and burn.
"Very smooth flow and makes you really visualize the characters and ask yourself if this can really happen in the future of humans" Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
These were all names I had learned for them, and yet were they the right names? Experience screamed yes, logic screamed no, and I grappled with morality as I grappled with slavery, unable to tell what made a man and what made a monster. Where did we fit, we oppressed?
Snow- white ice made in freezing clouds atop the world. I am Snow, and the world we live in has no place for snow, no place for me or my kind, save in labor and death. The radiation of the sun burns up the land and the bigger humans that stalk this Earth have claimed it for their own. They care nothing for us smaller folk.
Caramel - soft, silky, sweet. Little Caramel, the sweetest of sisters. I would not allow the world to burn her as it burned her namesake. I would keep her safe and golden if it cost me everything. She was the only beauty left in life.
In our reality, with force and a few coins, you had power of life and death over a creature of equal awareness and thought. How had it world come to this? How could any of us, especially those so small as we were, create cracks in which to sow the seeds of change? I did not know the answers, but when I stared across parched land, I knew that the cracks must be found, the seeds sown, or the world could never heal.