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A Thrilling, Gritty Crime Series from Will Patching

A Thrilling, Gritty Crime Series from Will Patching

The Remorseless Trilogy of unique British crime thrillers will take you deep into the minds of psychopathic criminals - including those of more tender years - and won't leave you untouched by the experience. Remorseless, the first novel in this Brit-grit trilogy was selected as the Ebook Skill 'Mystery and Thriller of the Year, 2017'.

Featuring Forensic Psychiatrist, Doc Powers, and Detective Inspector Carver of London’s Metropolitan Police, Remorseless has received hundreds of 5 star reviews and has been downloaded by over 250,000 readers. This spine-chilling thriller has been described by independent reviewers as: “Right up there with James Patterson and Stephen King” and “...up there with Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid”.

Currently, The Remorseless Trilogy of full-length novels, including thrillers Mutilated and Gaslighting – featuring the same main characters – can be purchased individually or for around half price as one ‘box set’ ebook.

Author, Will Patching’s gritty crime stories mix murder mystery, psychological suspense and intense thrills while offering unique insights into the darker side of human nature. His ‘pull no punches’ style and sparse but often brutal descriptive passages will not suit all readers, so if you are into cozy mysteries, or feel you need a trigger warning for any reason, you might want to look elsewhere!

Remorseless: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 1) Remorseless: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 1) $3.99

'A tale of twisted minds, psychopathic planning and dark moods... A really enjoyable read.'
'I always felt like I was reading with my hands over my eyes, sort of peeking through my fingers, cringing at what I knew what was coming next...'
'If you like your books gritty, dark with complex characters and a plot that takes you with it to the grand finale then you will enjoy this...'
'Hooked me right from the start, a build up in tension as the book rolls along and some twists that will put a big smile on your face...'
'Not for the lily livered...'

All quotes are from Amazon reviews.

A tense, disturbing British Crime Thriller full of suspense, intriguing twists and a double figure bodycount... The first of a trilogy featuring the main characters.

In brief:

Criminal profiler Doc Powers tries to unravel the truth about a psychopathic potential parolee in time to prevent him wreaking bloody revenge on those he blames for his incarceration - including Doc himself...

From the back cover of the paperback version of Remorseless:

Peter Leech is a cunning, devious killer, brutalized by half a lifetime in prison for the vicious murder of his parents. Now he's up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out.

He's driven by obsessive lust for Judy Finch, a beautiful parole officer who spurned his advances, and his thirst for revenge on those he blames for his conviction.

His nemesis, Doc Powers, the forensic psychiatrist who assessed his mental health for trial, is now on the panel reviewing Leech's parole application. But Doc fears for his own sanity. His feelings of guilt over his wife's death and his terrible experiences as a criminal profiler threaten to overwhelm him. Hallucinations haunt Doc as he struggles to convince his colleagues that Leech is a dangerous unreformed psychopath.

A blossoming relationship with Judy helps Doc heal – emotionally and professionally – but he soon discovers he's ill-prepared for Leech's re-entry into his life...

(Full length novel c123,000 words)

Audiobook and more:

Check out the remorselessthrillers dotcom website to hear the author narrating the first 40 pages of the Audiobook version of Remorseless.
But be warned: this is not a standard narration - Will has created character voices to reflect how they sound inside his head. Some listeners love it - others hate it...

You can also find out more about the novel, the characters and other crime thrillers, along with Will's Readers Group benefits by visiting the author's website.

Mutilated: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 2) Mutilated: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 2) $4.99

The Surgeon is ready... Are you? For the worst punishment imaginable..?

Murder, mystery and mayhem are deftly woven through this intense, dark British crime thriller.
A psychological chiller combining well drawn characters with plenty of twists and turns – part police procedural, part gripping suspense.

In brief:

A serial killer challenges criminal profiler, Doctor Colin Powers, to solve several cold case mutilation murders, while Detective Inspector Jack Carver investigates a newly dismembered victim.
An unlikely coincidence?
Is a vicious psychopath from Doc's past somehow involved, despite having been incarcerated for two decades?
And most importantly to Doc, where is his lover, Judy Finch, who went missing several months ago..?

Find out in Mutilated - the second 'stand alone' novel in this dark, gritty, British Crime Thriller trilogy.

"Patching goes where other authors fear to tread..." Top Amazon Reviewer

The spine-chilling first book in this series, Remorseless, has been described by independent 5 star reviewers as 'British crime writing at its best', 'Right up there with James Patterson and Stephen King', and '...up there with Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid'.

From Reading Experience Blogspot:

"If you like your books well-written, suspenseful, with characters you can relate to, if you love horror that feels real and have a heart for people who are beyond the bounds of the social norm you need to read Mutilated."

Like Remorseless, Mutilated is a gripping read to get your teeth into, with an intricate plot and complex characters. Plenty of action, suspense and intrigue for any lover of unsettling crime thrillers. This serial killer tale is not for the faint-hearted - nor will it suit those who like their thrills short and sweet: Mutilated is a full length novel of approximately 127,000 words.

It is not essential to have read Remorseless, the first investigation in this trilogy involving Detective Inspector Jack Carver and criminal profiler Doc Powers, as there are only relatively minor spoilers regarding that story in Mutilated. But be warned - this unique British crime thriller series will take you deep into the minds of psychopathic criminals - and won't leave you untouched by the experience.

"Patching writes brutal, fascinating and chilling stories for thoughtful readers keen to gain insights into the darker side of the human condition."

From the back cover:

A sadistic killer sends a disturbing letter to Broadmoor hospital for the criminally insane, challenging forensic psychiatrist, Doctor Colin Powers, to investigate several unsolved mutilation murders committed over the last decade.

The same morning, Detective Inspector Jack Carver of London's Metropolitan Police is appointed lead detective when a dismembered victim is found hanging from a tree on Clapham Common.

Neither Doc nor Jack believe in coincidences...

What has this psychopath, nicknamed ‘The Surgeon' by Jack's team, got to do with Doc's past, and how can one of Broadmoor's most vicious patients be involved - despite being locked up for over twenty years?

And more importantly to Doc, where is his lover, Judy Finch, who went missing several months beforehand..?

Gaslighting: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 3) Gaslighting: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate Book 3) $4.99

Liar... Manipulator... Sadist... Killer?

A 'coming of age' psychological thriller that'll make your toes curl...

This, the final instalment of the Remorseless trilogy, is here. A gripping suspense story that's definitely the author's darkest yet - and quite possibly his best.

Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Contains disturbing imagery and some profanity. You have been warned...

In brief:

When criminal profiler Doc Powers wakes to find a deadly message left at his country property, he and his friend Detective Inspector Jack Carver are sucked into a nightmare investigation involving a precocious teenager - a budding psychopath with violence running through his veins...

Can they stop him achieving his aim of celebrating his 'coming of age' - a spectacular finale involving gasoline and explosives? The lad's mother and grandmother - the victims of his ongoing campaign of psychological torment - are in serious jeopardy.

But so are Doc and Jack...

Find out the thrilling outcome in Gaslighting - the third 'stand alone' novel in this dark, gritty, British Crime Thriller trilogy.

*Please note: This psychological suspense story contains spoilers so you are advised to read the award winning first book (Remorseless) to maximize enjoyment, although this is NOT essential.

*From Reading Experience Blogspot June 2017:

'...nothing blew me away like the beta-read of the third part of Will Patching's Remorseless Trilogy... truly one of the best writers I've had the pleasure reading... his characters are real and three-dimensional who think, act and speak like real persons...

'...Suspense glueing me to the pages, heart beating faster than normal, empathizing with the characters, fearing for them - I knew there wouldn't be an easy happy ending... [This author] doesn't spare his flawed heroes.'

*Like Remorseless and Mutilated, Gaslighting is a gripping read to really get your teeth into, with an intricate plot and complex characters. Plenty of suspense and intrigue for any lover of unsettling psychological thrillers. If you enjoy noir, or maybe love the Scandinavian 'dark-side', then this novel could be for you...

However, this tale will not suit those who like their thrills short and sweet, or anyone with a nervous disposition.

'Patching goes where other authors fear to tread...'

Gaslighting has elements of police procedural mixed in with a riveting tale of psychological suspense, all topped off with stunning thrills - an emotional roller-coaster ride.

NB. This is a full length novel of approximately 117,000 words.

The 'Remorseless' trilogy of unique British crime thrillers will take you deep into the minds of psychopathic criminals - including those of more tender years - and won't leave you untouched by the experience.

The spine-chilling first book in this series, Remorseless, has been described by independent 5 star reviewers as:

'British crime writing at its best', 'Right up there with James Patterson and Stephen King', and '...up there with Stuart MacBride and Val McDermid'.

Remorseless has been selected as the Ebook Skill 'Mystery and Thriller of the Year - 2017'.