Psychopaths Anonymous

Psychopaths Anonymous

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by Will Carver


25 Nov 2021

When AA meetings make her want to drink more, alcoholic murderess Maeve sets up a group for psychopaths ... The dark, unpredictable, electrifyingly original new thriller from critically acclaimed author Will Carver. 'Totally insane, and I mean that in the best of ways.

Maeve is a brilliant character ... Incredibly dark and very funny' Harriet Tyce 'I fell in love with Carver's murderous Maeve. This is an Eleanor Oliphant for crime fans.

Carver truly at his best' Sarah Pinborough 'Another wild ride ... a darkly delicious page-turner' S J Watson --------------------------------------- Maeve has everything. A high-powered job, a beautiful home, a string of uncomplicated one-night encounters.

She's also an addict: A functioning alcoholic with a dependence on sex and an insatiable appetite for killing men. When she can't find a support group to share her obsession, she creates her own. And Psychopaths Anonymous is born.

Friends of Maeve. Now in a serious relationship, Maeve wants to keep the group a secret. But not everyone in the group adheres to the rules, and when a reckless member raises suspicions with the police, Maeve's drinking spirals out of control.

She needs to stop killing. She needs to close the group. But Maeve can't seem to quit the things that are bad for her, including her new man...

A scathing, violent and darkly funny book about love, connection, obsessions and sex - and the aspects of human nature we'd prefer to hide - Psychopaths Anonymous is also an electrifyingly original, unpredictable thriller that challenges virtually everything. --------------------------------------- 'Will Carver's most exciting, original, hilarious and freaky outing yet ... I loved it' Helen FitzGerald 'Vivid and engaging and completely unexpected' Lia Middleton 'Dark in the way only Will Carver can be ...

oozes malevolence from every page' Victoria Selman 'A wickedly dark and funny novel, with a protagonist you can't help but root for' Lisa Hall 'Move the hell over Brett Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk ... Will Carver is the new lit prince of 21st-century disenfranchised, pop darkness' Stephen J. Golds 'Maeve is the best female fictional character since Marla Singer...' Christopher Hooley 'As inventive and messed up as ever ...

funny, dark, bloody and absolutely perfect' Chris McDonald Praise for Will Carver 'Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he'll have his own cult following' Daily Express 'A novel so dark and creepy Stephen King will be jealous he didn't think of it first' Michael Wood 'One of the most compelling and original voices in crime fiction ... The whole thing feels like a shot of adrenaline' Alex North 'Twisty-turny and oh-so provocative, this is the type of book that will stick a sneaky foot out to trip you up' Liz Robinson, LoveReading 'Deliciously fresh and malevolent story-telling ...

If you like something fresh and unusual, grab this book' Craig Sisterson 'It's going to take something special to top this as my book of 2020. Original, thought provoking and highly recommended' Mark Tilbury 'Weirdly page-turning' Sunday Times 'Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel' Literary Review 'Arguably the most original crime novel published this year' Independent 'At once fantastical and appallingly plausible ... this mesmeric novel paints a thought-provoking if depressing picture of modern life' Guardian 'This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness...' Telegraph 'Unlike anything else you'll read this year' Heat 'Utterly mesmerising...' Crime Monthly