Psychologist Dr Magnus Paul is tasked with the patients of Dortmund Asylum – nine criminally insane souls hidden from the world due to the extremity of their acts.
Magnus has six weeks to prove them sane for transfer to a maximum-security prison, or label them as incurable and recommend a death sentence under a new government act.
As Magnus delves into the darkness of the incarcerated minds, his own sanity is challenged. Secrets squeeze through the cracks of the asylum, blurring the line between reality and nightmare, urging Magnus towards a new life of crime…
The rural western town of Dortmund and its inhabitants are the backdrop to the mayhem on the hill.
It’s Silence of the Lambs meets Shutter Island in this tale of loss, fear and diminishing hope.
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Author Bio –
C.J. Sutton is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Master of Communication with majors in journalism and creative writing, and supports the value of study through correspondence. His fictional writing delves into the unpredictability of the human mind and the fears that drive us.
As a professional writer C.J. Sutton has worked within the hustle and bustle of newsrooms, the competitive offices of advertising and the trenches of marketing. But his interest in creating new characters and worlds has seen a move into fiction, which has always pleaded for complete attention. Dortmund Hibernate is his debut novel.
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My Review: 4/5
An asylum for the criminally insane. Would you enter? Not only does Dr. Magnus Paul enter, he immerses himself into the minds of the 9 prisoners. The affects are horrifying.
This book is dark. The crimes each prisoner committed are horrific, gruesome, and at times terrifying. But, can they be saved? Deep inside, is there still empathy….was there ever?
I enjoyed the darkness of this book. While I felt it was a tad long, the story had me hooked from the very beginning. It has a touch of Silence of the Lambs, but only a touch. It is a one of a kind novel that is different from anything I’ve read.
I find it very hard to believe that this is the first book from the author. The writing is captivating, keeping you gripped, entertained, while making you think.
If you enjoy darker psychological books, run out and read this one!