Fiction Psychological Books

Desecration (Brooke and Daniel Book 1)

A killer with a fetish for body parts stalks London.As Detective Sergeant Jamie Brooke copes with the daily pain of watching her daughter suffer through her last days, she is assigned to a macabre murder case. The mutilated body of a young heiress is found within the London Royal College of Surgeons surrounded by medical specimen jars.An antique Anatomical Venus figurine is discovered beside the body and Jamie enlists the help of British Museum researcher, Blake Daniel, to look into its past.When personal tragedy strikes, Jamie has nothing left to lose and she must race against time to stop the mysterious Lyceum before they claim another victim.As Jamie and Blake delve into a macabre world of grave robbery, body modification, and the genetic engineering of monsters, they must fight to keep their sanity — and their lives.A story of vengeance and a passion for justice, a psychological thriller with an edge of the supernatural.The Brooke and Daniel Psychological Thrillers:Desecration #1Delirium #2Deviance #3Readers on Desecration: “Not for the squeamish or faint of heart … It freaked me out and I loved it!” Gillian“When Penn's not plucking the reader's heart strings like a mandolin, she's grossing us out with medical/surgical gore, white-knuckling suspense, and intense psychological stress. In other words, Desecration is a great read!” Patrick“This story eviscerates its readers. It had me hunched over the screen in horror and sitting back in tears within the first two chapters. By the end of the book I was a mess, but what a ride! A meticulously researched and emotionally gripping story created by an author at the height of her powers.” Spineless Reviews“I enjoyed this book very much. I love books that combine gore and the dark past, murder and detective work from a REAL, and emotional, person. Add an element of the supernatural... and that's me in my element for a few hours!” Kay“It's a combination of a police procedural thriller, a historical tour of anatomy and teratology, and has a dash of the supernatural thrown in for good mix” Andy

The Girl in Hideaway Park (Hideaway Isle Book 2)

Basia Guthrie has always been a loner. Abandoned by her father, then ignored and neglected by her mom and a handful of detached stepparents, she grew up knowing the only things she could count on were her own smarts and ingenuity.Now an adult, Basia makes rent by painting portraits of tourists and reading their palms. When her predictions begin to come true, word spreads fast. At first, notoriety has its benefits. But things take a dangerous turn as a man from Basia’s past returns to haunt her future.Are Basia’s psychic abilities real? Will she be savvy enough to avoid getting in over her head? And what does it all mean for other residents of the island?The Girl in Hideaway Park is a gorgeously gripping, deep and suspense-filled novel that explores the fear of exposure, the limits of fate, and the magic of resilience. It’s the second book in the Hideaway Isle series and the perfect beach read.About the Hideaway Isle series:It’s paradise on the sparkling tropical shores of Hideaway Isle, Florida. A place where vacationers go to get away and residents enjoy year-round luxury.Despite postcard-worthy appearances, there’s trouble in paradise. Lurking just beyond the sun, sand, and sea are threats that promise to wreak havoc in this seemingly idyllic utopia.With riveting turns that will leave you breathless, each Hideaway Isle novel features a deep dive into the ongoing story, told from a different islander’s point of view.Buy The Girl in Hideaway Park today for an emotional, pulse-pounding read you won't soon forget.

Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (Nightmares Trilogy Book 1)

Six months ago, Nathan's sister was brutally murdered.Now the 23-year-old former playboy desires only one thing: revenge.Late at night, Nathan trudges down the beach where his sister's body was found. He's searching for answers, but all he finds is a new nightmare: another girl's tortured body.Only this one isn't dead . . . yet.The unlikely hero becomes the prime suspect. Saving Caitlin's life was just the start. Nathan must win her trust and unlock the memories hidden in her nightmares to find out who's really responsible . . .before it's too late.Nightmares Trilogy Nightmares of Caitlin Lockyer (#1) Necessary Evil of Nathan Miller (#2) Afterlife of Alanna Miller (#3)

Ring Around the Rosie (An Olivia Thompson Mystery Book 1)

Rosie Thompson is an eighteen-year-old girl with her whole life ahead of her. The Homecoming Dance is just one night away and she can already feel the weight of the crown upon her head. But when she leaves her home that Friday night, it’s for the very last time. When her body is found in a park the next morning, a whole town is turned upside down and a family is torn apart.Fifteen years later, Olivia still hasn’t moved on from her sister’s murder. Not only does she still see the ghost of her dead sister, she is pursuing a career studying the very monsters that destroyed Rosie and hundreds of other helpless victims. Olivia is desperate to find closure, but a new murder with connections to her past has reopened old wounds.Nate Tucker is a successful Chicago detective. He also happens to be Olivia’s best friend. Nate has been fascinated by the Thompson case since the first time Olivia mentioned her dead sister to him. When a dead girl shows up in the city under circumstances eerily similar to Rosie’s murder, he is quick to make the connection. Now, with stale evidence and fifteen-year-old memories to guide him, Nate has the chance to solve the current murder case, as well as the death of the Homecoming Queen that refuses to stop haunting the people she left behind.Dark and haunting, Ring Around the Rosie is utterly suspenseful and surprising to the end.

A Knocking Sound

Small towns in the South are known for a few things, gossip and domestic violence are unfortunately at the top of that list.A Knocking Sound is an eerie backroad read full of twists and turns. A short fiction thrill ride that will end fast and tangled. Follow Waitt as he shows you what it's like to live in a small town full of Knocking Sounds and dead bodies.

The Brothers Karamazov

Dostoyevsky's last and greatest novel, The Karamazov Brothers (1880) is both a brilliantly told crime story and a passionate philosophical debate. The dissolute landowner Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov is murdered; his sons - the atheist intellectual Ivan, the hot-blooded Dmitry, and the saintly novice Alyosha - are all at some level involved.Bound up with this intense family drama is Dostoyevsky's exploration of many deeply felt ideas about the existence of God, the question of human freedom, the collective nature of guilt, the disatrous consequences of rationalism. The novel is also richly comic: the Russian Orthodox Church, the legal system, and even the authors most cherished causes and beliefs are presented with a note of irreverence, so that orthodoxy, and radicalism, sanity and madness, love and hatred, right and wrong are no longer mutually exclusive. Rebecca West considered it "the allegory for the world's maturity", but with children to the fore.

The Other Nadia Bisset: A Jaw-Dropping Terrifying Thriller! (The Dawn of Lilith Book 1)

Identical Twins. A Trusting Mother. A Stolen Child.Nadia and Lydia Bisset are identical mirror twins, beautiful, ethereal little girls that make people stop and stare. Carla, their young mother, is exhausted, trudging through endless days of caring for her daughters with little help from her husband, often away on long business trips. At twenty-four, Carla feels like her life has ended before it has even begun. When a new and helpful neighbor, moves next door, the two women become fast friends, spending every day together for two weeks until Carla awakens one afternoon from a drug-induced sleep to find one of her twins, Lydia, and the new neighbor has disappeared.Years go by and Lydia remains missing. Meanwhile, Nadia is growing into a bright, sweet, talented child, yet beneath the surface of her sunny disposition lurks a cold and calculating mind. Forced to reckon with Nadia’s growing psychopathy, Carla puts her daughter into therapy only to have her fragile hopes shattered in a single moment of truth. What Carla discovers will blow her world wide open and nothing will ever be the same again.

Exposed: A Dark Romance (Wraith Royals Duet Book 1)

Welcome to Katantia.A messed up royal palace. A foreign visitor.And a wedding that's guaranteed to leave you speechless.Mandy.He's not my fiancé.He's a prince in an infamous country of sex.He's hiding something,I could list a million reasons why I shouldn't have noticed Weston Wraith.None of them would help. He's about to expose me. And there's no turning back.Weston.She's shy.She does as told. She's become the scandalous Kamila Ruby's new best friend. We're both engaged to be married, but I don't give a fuck. She's the new girl, and I'm the Prince of Katantia. I have secrets to expose.Hers is number one on my list.READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.The Kingdom of Katantia is a fictional island. Easily triggered readers should proceed with caution because there is an overlying dark theme. The Katantian characters are very extra. There is cheating and an extreme taboo situation that is not glorified.Exposed was previously published as Exposed Girl in 2017 on Wattpad, but it has since been revised and expanded. This taboo dark romance ends in a cliffhanger. Book 2 is LIVE.

Ulysses

In the past, Ulysses has been labeled dirty, blasphemous, and even unreadable. None of these adjectives, however, do the slightest justice to the novel. To this day it remains the modernist masterpiece, in which the author takes both Celtic lyricism and vulgarity to splendid extremes. It is funny, sorrowful, and even (in a close-focus sort of way) suspenseful. And despite the exegetical industry that has sprung up in the last 75 years, Ulysses is also a compulsively readable book.William Blake saw the universe in a grain of sand. Joyce saw it in Dublin, Ireland, on June 16, 1904, a day distinguished by its utter normality. Two characters, Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom, go about their separate business, crossing paths with a gallery of indelible Dubliners. We watch them teach, eat, stroll the streets, argue, and (in Bloom’s case) masturbate. And thanks to the book’s stream-of-consciousness technique — which suggests no mere stream but an impossibly deep, swift-running river — we’re privy to their thoughts, emotions, and memories. The result? Almost every variety of human experience is crammed into the accordian folds of a single day, which makes Ulysses not just an experimental work but the very last word in realism.I hold this book to be the most important expression which the present age has found; it is a book to which we are all indebted, and from which none of us can escape. —T. S. EliotWhat is so staggering about “Ulysses” is the fact that behind a thousand veils nothing lies hidden; that it turns neither toward the mind nor toward the world, but, as cold as the moon looking on from cosmic space, allows the drama of growth, being, and decay to pursue its course. —Carl JungThe greatest novel of the 20th century. —Anthony Burgess“Ulysses” is extraordinarily interesting to those who have patience (and they need it). —John Middleton MurryIt is difficult not to acclaim a masterpiece. —Virginia Woolf

These Four Walls

A psychological thriller with a twist you’ll never see coming. Sometimes we fall for the wrong person. Sometimes the wrong person falls for us.When Julie meets Bradley she believes all her dreams have come true. He’s kind, caring and he treats her well. Their romance quickly blossoms and just when Julie thinks everything is perfect the relationship takes a turn for the worse.Soon Julie becomes wrapped up in a murder and fearful for her own life. She is willing to do whatever it takes to survive, but survival often comes at a heavy cost. Julie is a fighter, she had to be to become the woman she is today, but just how far is she willing to go to save herself?

The Blame Game

‘Both say the other is lying. Both are telling the truth.’Owen Atkinson is a man about to reach the pinnacle of his twenty five year career. Two weeks away from certain victory in the town’s local elections, both his campaign and reputation are suddenly threatened when his eighteen year old son, Thomas, is arrested on suspicion of rape.Olivia Pembroke cannot remember what happened to her on the night of the party that both she and Tom attended, only that something definitely did. When Liv accuses Thomas of assaulting her, the lives of the Pembroke and Atkinson family quickly begin to unravel, and secrets that could destroy all of their lives begin to emerge.As Liv and Tom both fight to be believed, someone is watching and waiting. Someone who knows not only what happened that night, but why. Someone who is playing a game…….and who knows the person who is actually to blame.

Facebook Stalker: Novel (Sex-Psycho-Thriller)

Could a social media connection lead to murder?When bestselling romance novelist Scott Howard, meets a fan on Facebook, a playful online relationship develops. The fan, twenty-five year old Lori Dalton, eventually, after chatting with the well-known author for six months, decides to leave her hometown in Seattle, to drive to Virginia Beach to be with her favorite writer. Lori shows up at Scott Howard’s doorstep, unannounced, excited to meet him, finally, in person.At first, author and fan hit it off, but soon, when Scott starts having a resurgence of feelings for his ex girlfriend Trixie, jealousy arises. And the deadly stalking begins.