Review: Influence by Chris Parker

Influence - Chris Parker

Publication date: 1st March 2014

 

Publisher: Urbane Publications

 

ISBN: 9781909273061

 

Source: Publisher

 

Rating: 5/5

 

Synopsis:

Marcus Kline is the world's leading authority on communication and influence. He can tell you what you are thinking. He can see inside you. He can step inside your mind. Yet when a series of murder victims bear the horrific hallmarks of an intelligent and remorseless serial killer, Detective Peter Jones turns to Marcus for help - and everything changes. As the killer sets a deadly pace, the invisible, irresistible and terrifying power of influence threatens friendships, reputations, and lives. When events appear to implicate the great Marcus Kline himself, everyone learns that the worst pain isn't physical...

 

Review:

Wow! This book is mesmerising, terrifying and engrossing - the carefully crafted characters are rich and multi-layered and this makes them utterly fascinating. The distinctly different sides of their personalities are revealed with shocking clarity as this rollercoaster of a read hurtles towards its conclusion, leaving the reader no option but to cling on for dear life, before being flung out like a piece of emotional rubbish as the ride ends. 

It's perfectly clear that the author has knowledge of interpersonal and intrapersonal communication in abundance. The great attention to detail leaves you in no doubt that these types of communication are supremely powerful, for better or for worse. 

In so looking forward to Believe, the second of Parker's Marcus Kline trilogy.

 

*I received a free copy of this novel from the publisher, in return for an honest review*