‘A brilliant, searing, page-turning story.’ Renita D’Silva - Bestselling author
‘It chilled me to the core.’ Book Reviews To Ponder
‘Don’t miss out on this gripping page-turner of a psychological thriller.’ Goodreads
Published: August 2017
The hunters become the hunted…
When Rebecca's childhood abuser avoids prosecution, it sets her on a path to revenge, revenge on any man who preys on the innocent.
Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca poses as a child online and sets her trap, luring one predatory sex offender after another to their deaths.
When a severed head is found washed up on a windswept estuary beach, the police begin their investigation.
The internationally bestselling author of White is the Coldest Colour is back with a heart-racing, electrifying psychological thriller packed with suspense.
Brilliantly gripping, A Mind To Kill will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-stopping and shocking ending.
What people are saying about A Mind To Kill:
‘A very dark psychological thriller fraught with tension and the sense of evil radiating from the pages.’ The Book Revue Cafe
‘Another elegant and exquisitely composed story.’ Melanie Lewis - The Book Club
‘Brilliant, emotionally charged story telling that will leave readers on their edge of their seats until the very last page.’ Tome Tender Book Blog
‘Another superb read by John Nicholl.’ Cheekypee Reads And Reviews
1. You write dark psychological suspense thrillers… As a former police officer and social worker, I suppose, you have a lot of material… But why to share it with the whole world?
My books are fictional, but draw on my professional experiences. I felt driven to write White is the Coldest Colour, my first novel, which explores the dangers posed by criminal sexual predators. I wrote it primarily as an entertaining thriller, but I also hope it raises awareness. Be careful who you trust.
The sequel, When Evil Calls Your Name, is a story of domestic violence and manipulation. There were unanswered questions in my first book, and I think the sequel answers them. I’d caught the writing bug at that stage and kept writing.
2. What makes the difference between a psychological suspense thriller and a dark one?
I think a dark thriller ventures into the fear factor and explores the extremes of human behaviour.
3. There is accepted that a part (large enough?) of the people don’t commit criminal acts only because they fear retribution. What is the psychological portrait of the dark psychological suspense thrillers reader?
I believe most people don’t commit heinous criminal acts because of an internal moral compass, rather than the fear of arrest. The majority understand the difference between right and wrong at its extremes, and behave accordingly. But that doesn’t make humanities seemingly unlimited capacity for evil any less fascinating. Thriller and suspense books have the power to stir up intense emotions. That gives readers a high of sorts, as dopamine is released in the brain. And of course, there’s the page-turning, entertainment factors.
4. Honest clues, red herrings, gore, traps, tension... what are the preferred weapons of John Nicholl the writer?
I like to explore the characters thoughts and motivations in addition to their actions.
5. Also as a former police officer, but also as a writer and as a human being: “Is vigilante justice ever justified?”
The legal system doesn’t always deliver justice, but it’s the best we’ve got. Society would disintegrate were we to take the law into our own hands. The rule of law has to stand. But with that said, what of countries where the legal system is ineffective and corrupt, or the laws themselves are morally wrong, as was the case in Nazi Germany? I think that in such extreme situations people have to do what they believe is right.a Rafflecopter giveaway
About the author:
About the author:
John Nicholl, an ex police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, has written three dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which have been Amazon international bestsellers, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is always happy to hear from readers, bloggers or the media, and can be contacted via his author website at: http://www.johnnicholl.com. Rights enquiries should be directed to Mr Toby Mundy - Literary agent at TMA. A Mind To Kill was published on 5 August 2017.