I do like writing twisty, psychologically dark, stories.
And this one was just as interesting to write as the Handled series.
Leo is a forensic psychologist charged with determining if the perpetrator of a dreadful crime is fit to stand trial or not. Was the man who carried out a horrific ritual murder, and who appears profoundly delusional, responsible for his actions, or is he not guilty by reason of insanity?
That is just the first question this story raises.
Having made his judgment on the case Leo is kidnapped by Gil, the killer’s son, and spirited away to the Cascade mountains.
Leo thinks he is about to die, that this is about revenge.
Gil swears it isn’t, he’s actually trying to keep Leo safe - because Gil has the same delusions his father does, and he believes keeping Leo alive will finally get his father out of his life forever.
A folie a deux - probably?
Stockholm syndrome - maybe?
A world that may or may not contain magic - who do you believe?
Who do you want to believe? One, both, neither?
This is not revenge is the first in a new dark trilogy that features damaged characters, opposing perspectives, themes of twisted love, and takes you on a journey through the darker parts of the human psyche.