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.
This book had some fascinating characters and I found myself sitting and thinking about then after I’d finished the story and finally put my Kindle down – it really gave me the creeps!!
The story is very well written and the characters are superb and the author has achieved excellent characterisation. The setting is great and I loved the plot too – it is a very dark and disturbing book and definitely not one to read when you are home alone at night!
That said, don’t take the above at criticism, it is an excellent story and I can’t give it anything other than 5 stars – it is a fairly short read and packs a lot of punches – I was completely hooked from start to finish, it won’t be for everyone with the subject and content but I personally loved it!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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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