15 stars Trance is the fIrst book I have read by Adam Southward The book tells the story of Dr Alex Madison who is a private psychiatrist assigned to do a forensic interview on an inmate suspected of causing the death of several individuals The inmate Victor appears to have the ability to control others by whisperIng commands to them and then makes them do things against their will such as committing suicide It is an interesting premise but it doesn t take long for the story to detour into the land of the absurd with a backstory that is unbelievable and a main storyline that although interesting ets worse the you learn about the characters The book deteriorates even worse when the author delves and into mind control and what the vIctIm is experiencing during the period of control Throw in some ridiculous characters from a secret organization that are brought in to save the day and the book finally skids to a halt as one of the worst books I ve read this year The author is Intermix Nation good at writing dialogue between characters but when adding supernatural elements to a suspense novel there is a fine line on how far the author cano before it reaches the level of absurd Unfortunately the author reaches that point early on and never turns back Stephen King was able to do this to perfection in The Outsider but I haven t read too many other De-cluttering Your Closet good examples of this beIng done successfully This book is completely different what I usually readAlex Madison is called to a case where victor who puts people into a trance this story about his background and how he was treated as a childhe was at at a scene during murders was he innocent or apart of ithe escapes his past haunts himits an intriguing story It is possible to be intrigued with a story but also be disenchanted with the arrogance of the main character and such was the case here Alex Madison is a philandering jerk who seems to be aimless and without any sense of purpose He s a miserable soul and while I didn t like him at all I still had to see how things wouldet resolved While I was somewhat caught off uard with a twist of one of the characters near the end of the story I found most of the plot predictable I didn t feel like the author explained the chemistry between a couple of the characters very well at all and so I didn t buy into their relationship at all This was just an OK read for me nothing spectacular This one s on meI downloaded Trance because of all the positive reviews Dammit when will I learn Trance was bad I mean really bad mostly because the premise was not original and the main character was so unlikableI like unlikable characters There are plenty of them in literature the thing is that most well written unlikable characters have at least one redeeming uality one positive trait Maybe he or she is brilliant or kind or love animals or childrenDr Alex Madison is a cad A douche He spends time sleeping with women he doesn t care about than he does doing what he s trained to do Psychology HaHe s a highly functioning drug addict natch and drives a flashy Porsche to annoy his father Daddy issues and can t maintain any healthy long term relationships with a woman because well he s too busy daydreaming about screwing her enerallyWhen Alex begins mooning about his colleague the moment he. His victims are powerless He is in control This is his revenge and he’s only just begunThree university scientists are found dead in a ruesome murder suicide and the only suspect in the case Victor Lazar is uickly captured When the spate of violent suicides follows him to prison he is moved to solitary confinement reserved for the highe.
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Ia Discovering that Victor was part of a series of mind experiments in his youth Madison must learn as much as he can and how to override the trance abilities When Lazar escapes onto the streets of London it s a race against time to stop this killer and discover what s fuelling his spree A reat first novel that will impress many readers with its uniue perspective Recommended for those who enjoy a uick read thriller as well as the reader with an interest in all this psychologicalWhile I was offered an ARC of the second book in the series I thought it best to begin at the start Powering through this novel I am now eager to see what else Adam Southward has in store Dr Alex Madison proves to be an interesting character that many readers will likely enjoy With a strong backstory the reader can learn a little about the man s past living in the shadow of his academically inclined father and the struggles in his personal relationships including a failed marriage Throughout the story the reader can see some of the progress Madison makes both in the case at hand as well as with his personal exploits There is much to learn from the protagonist which will hopefully be resolved in the coming novels Other characters prove helpful in pushing the narrative along Both the British and Romanian casts serve to shape the overall story which is entertaining while also teaching the reader a Bonds of Need (Wicked Play, great deal In a uick narrative the reader is able to learn areat deal and the themes presented will likely leave the reader wanting a Scoring Points great deal Psychological thrillers areood reads particularly when handled effectively Southward has a handle on them and I am eager to see what else Alex Madison will discover in the novels to comeKudos Mr Southward for a Life Is Unfair (Malcolm in the Middle, great series debut I am eager toet started on the second novel to see what else you have for your readers to enjoyLovehate the review An ever rowing collection of others appears at Book for All Seasons a different sort of Book Challenge Abandoned at about 80 pages A reat premise and lots of potential but I couldn t et past the clunky and rather flat prose 15 stars Too predictable The protagonist the stereotypical psychologist with a broken marriage and an addiction to pills was a whining prick with no redeeming ualities I disliked him so much I won t bother with the second book in this new seriesThis had the potential for an interesting and exciting story but the way it was told with flashbacks revelations and explanations it lost all suspense The ending was extremely lameNarration was ok except for the female voices Trance is a very addictive thriller with an excellent speculative premise it is tension fuelled and disturbing with an interesting main protagonist in Alex MadisonThe story jumps between past and present as we learn about Victor his childhood and weird ability while in the present Alex tries to discover his intentions not realising they are tied together in unexpected waysThere are twists and turns plus some edge of the seat moments ending with a tense stand off and an excellent set up for the next bookVery entertaining Recommended Finished reading July 4th 2019 We understand so much yet so little Delving into people s minds is an immature science even for those of us who have studied it for years. Covers a frightening reality of secret research and cruel experimentation and the perpetrators are closer to home than he could ever have imaginedToo late Alex learns the true extent of what Victor is capable of and who he’s after With everything he holds dear at risk can Alex take control of a dangerous mind before it takes control of
Met her I knew the story was oing to do downhillI ll admit the story sounded intriguing because it sounded familiar a man named Victor has the frightening power of suggestion making people do what they don t want to do When Victor escapes from the mental hospital and Witch, Cat, and Cobb goes on a revenge trip it s up to the lame ass Dr Madison to stop himThat s when it hit me This dude sounds like Robert Patrick Modell from an X Files episode Good episode by the wayBut Dr Madison is no Mulder and Scully not by a long shot Not even if you cover your eyes or knock yourself unconsciousThe book is short but it dragged on because the writing is poorSomeoneet Mr Southward a dictionary and a new editor because his favorite word is tatty It literally appears on every other page to describe Alex s office the hospital corridors a suitcase the carpetyou know what I meanAlex also loves perfume There are numerous paragraphs describing how he is intoxicated by his colleague s scent and is unable to focus because of this factWow I want an easily distracted man like this to be my psychologist He s a real professionalThere s a silly twist you can see coming from a mile away I called it the moment the person appeared on the page You know its a bad sign when you re rooting for the bad Quinn (Wyoming Sky, guy than theood The Princes Bride guy I m afraid to download any Kindle Unlimited books Despite a promising start this novel slowly devolves into a bad episode of the X files A celebrated clinical psychologist Alex takes on the rare forensic case He is to examine a strange Romanian prisoner who was found at the scene of a brutal murder suicide Seems like a lot of people kill themselves when this prisoner is around But Alex has all the usual baggage a divorced wife he still loves a precocious brat plenty of angst anduilt which he assuages with an addiction to Xanax The case unfolds predictably with this supposedly brilliant man doing incredibly stupid things I was disappointed with this book the prose is flat and Alex is a bore The confinement of the prisoner is definitely not believable at most he was a witness and the immigration hold was just a sham and a weak one at that The plot was one I ve seen and enjoyed on the X Files among others There was potential but it was uickly lost A slog to read through pass After having the author Adam Southward recommended to me I could not wait to A Cinderella Christmas Carol (Suddenly Cinderella, get started on the debut book in his Dr Alex Madison series uick paced and entertaining Southward does well to win the reader over in the early chapters Dr Alex Madison has been seconded to work within one of Britain s prisons helping with an odd case involving one of the inmates After viewing the video footage Madison is baffled as to what might beoing on with Victor Lazar After whispering something into the ear of a fellow inmate the unsuspecting victim enters a trance and soon commits suicide by bashing their head into a wall Lazar was originally incarcerated when he was found at the scene of three bodies a pool of blood rowing by the minute While Madison wants to help he has no idea what might be causing Lazar to telepathically suggest others to self harm Working with some of the other psychologists at the facility Madison soon learns that there is to the Victor Lazar story which traces back to an orphanage in Roman. St risk inmates And then his assigned psychologist inexplicably takes his own lifeAlex Madison a former forensic psychologist turned private therapist is brought in to interview Victor He suspects that Victor is controlling his victims somehow coaxing them into a suggestive trance It seems like science fiction but as Alex digs deeper he un.