It’s my turn on the BlogTour How to Spot A Psychopath by M.Q. Webb.
About the Author
MQ Webb enjoys writing thrillers, suspense, mysteries and horror. They once worked in an office in a building that was actually an old goal.
How to Spot a Psychopath is the first book in the Oscar de la Nuit series. Follow @marswebb1 on Twitter
About the book
When four-year-old Mia Edwards goes missing on a play date, everyone suspects that Jessica Green knows what happened to her, especially Mia’s mother, Holly, but Jessica isn’t talking, and time is running out to find Mia alive. What isn’t Jess saying?
Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Oscar de la Nuit knows he can help Jessica, but first he must face his tragic past and confront his own demons to uncover a truth no one expected.
Dr. Oscar de la Nuit is certain he can make Jessica talk, so far nobody has managed to get Jessica to speak about the whereabouts of a young child who disappeared under her supervision. Not one word. Is Mia alive or dead? What kind of monster harms a four-year-old child?
Oscar is convinced he can get to the bottom of the terrible crime, and in doing so put some of his own demons to rest. But best laid plans and all that jazz. It turns out there is a lot more behind Jessica’s silence than he could ever have anticipated. If anyone knows what it means to keep secrets and deal with trauma Oscar does. Sometimes it’s best to let sleeping dogs lie and let the lies become the truth.
I guessed the what within the first few chapters, which left me more invested in how do we get to that point and how did everyone end up in the situation, but perhaps more importantly what is the real danger going forward? Oscar will be an interesting character to watch going forward, because he seems unable to keep his own agenda out of his structured and well-defined job space.
It needs a bit of a polish, fine-tuning if you will, and this over eager Forensic Psychiatrist who is a little lazy when it comes to ethics and rules, will possibly become a slow-burning pleasure.