About the book:
When AA meetings make her want to drink more, alcoholic
murderess Maeve sets up a group for psychopaths.
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
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…
Will Carver returns with the electrifying and original Psychopaths Anonymous, a scathing, violent and darkly funny thriller about love, connection, obsessions and sex – and the aspects of human nature we’d prefer to hide……
This is only my second read by Will Carver. The other being The Beresford, which I found dark and bleakly comedic and thought couldn’t be beaten. But I was wrong; this book knocks it out of the ball park. What delicious, creepy and twisted. Let me say at the outset this book is not for the squeamish or faint hearted. But for those who like the dark and twisted I can only say Read on!
Meave is a functioning alcoholic, holding down a well paid job in advertising. She makes the decision to join AA. What are her reasons behind this decision. Easy, to stop drinking. Wrong she has no intention of quitting drink. She wants to meet people with the object of killing them. Oh I forgot to tell you one thing. Meave is a psychopath! When AA doesn’t give her what she wants she decides to set up a group of her own Psychopath Anonymous. Initially to meet like minded people but also to meet potential victims. There are two things Meave cannot give up……….dinking and killing people.
Nothing changes her mind, or so it seems until she meets Seth and falls in love with him and not the idea of killing him.
There are some people who think that Will must be a bit of psychopath himself, I don’t know about this but he seems to get into their minds and sets up the reader for a walk on the dark side of town. As I said previously not for the faint hearted but I found this book engrossing. After all we agree that we have functioning alcoholics so why shouldn’t the same rule apply to psychopaths.
A great read , very entertaining and highly recommended. A 5 star read for me. Give it a try if you dare.
Many thanks to Will Carver for the story.
Also thanks to Karen Sullivan @Orendabooks for the ARC
And thanks to Anne Cater for the tour invite.
Will Carver is the international bestselling author of the January David series. He
spent his early years in Germany, but returned to the UK at age eleven, when his
sporting career took off. He turned down a professional rugby contract to study
theatre and television at King Alfred’s, Winchester, where he set up a successful
theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition company, and
lives in Reading with his two children. Will’s latest title published by Orenda Books,
The Beresford was published in July. His previous title Hinton Hollow Death Trip
was longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize, while Nothing Important Happened
Today was longlisted for the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.
Good Samaritans was book of the year in Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Express,
and hit number one on the ebook charts