Be careful who you trust…
The Mailer family is oblivious to the terrible danger that enters their lives when seven-year-old Anthony is referred to the child guidance service by the family GP, following the breakdown of his parents’ marriage.
Fifty-eight-year-old Dr David Galbraith, a sadistic, predatory paedophile, employed as a consultant child psychiatrist, has already murdered one child in the soundproofed cellar below the South Wales Georgian town-house he shares with his wife and two young daughters.
When Anthony becomes Galbraith’s latest obsession he will stop at nothing to make his grotesque fantasies reality.
But can Anthony be saved before it’s too late?
The book includes content that some readers may find disturbing from the start.
It is dedicated to survivors everywhere.
Brilliantly gripping, White is the Coldest Colour will have you hooked from the very first page and holding your breath to the heart-pounding and shocking conclusion.
John Nicholl, an ex-police officer, child protection social worker and lecturer, writes popular dark psychological suspense thrillers, each of which has been an Amazon international bestseller, reaching # 1 in multiple categories in the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Australia, Canada and the USA. John is happily married, lives in rural west Wales, and has three adult children and one grandchild. He began writing after leaving his job heading up child protection services for Carmarthenshire. A Cold Cold Heart, John’s sixth book, is published by Bloodhound Books in January 2018. John is represented by Toby Mundy – Literary agent at TMA.
Oh my word….this book. I new it was going to be a good one as soon as I read the prologue by the author. Knowing that he had first hand experience in the subject automatically drew me in. And boy did it!
After the prologue we are introduced to Dr. Galbraith. Wait, let me rephrase. There is no tiptoeing into his mind. There is no easing into what he is thinking or how he is as a person. Nope! We are instantly submerged into his demented, psychotic mind. And it was absolutely brilliant. Most books ease you and in keep the element of mystery, a ‘whodunnit’ theme. Right from the start the who is revealed, and IT IS TERRIFYING. I can honestly say in all of the books I’ve read, I’ve never hated and been so disgusted by a character before.
The writing is different, and at first was a little difficult for me to follow. After I learned his style it was easy going….and captivating. Seriously, I could not read this book fast enough. As disturbing as it was, it was also very GOOD.
I have to put the warning that the subject matter was upsetting. As a mother, it is always hard for me to read about child abuse. This book is raw. While the author doesn’t go into grave details, it is enough to make your skin crawl and at times made my stomach nauseas. Even with the warning, if you can get past those parts, I highly recommend this book.