Twisted by Andrew E. Kaufman
The psychologist with a troubled past…
Dr. Christopher Kellan spends his days at Loveland Psychiatric Hospital, overseeing a unit known as Alpha Twelve, home to the most deranged and psychotic killers imaginable. His newest patient, Donny Ray Smith, is accused of murdering ten young girls and making their bodies disappear. But during his first encounter with Donny, Christopher finds something else unsettling: the man looks familiar.
The killer with a secret…
Donny Ray knows things about Christopher—things he couldn’t have possibly learned at Loveland. As the psychologist delves deeper into the mysterious patient’s case, Christopher’s life whirls out of control. The contours of his mind are rapidly losing shape, and his grasp on reality is slipping even faster. Is he going mad, or is that what Donny Ray wants him to think?
The terror that binds them…
In this taut psychological thriller from Andrew E. Kaufman, bestselling author of The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted, a tormented man must face his fear and enter the mind of a killer to find the truth…even if it costs him his sanity.
About the Author
Andrew E. Kaufman is the author of While the Savage Sleeps and Darkness & Shadows. His novel The Lion, the Lamb, the Hunted was on Amazon’s Top 100 list for more than one hundred days and became a #1 international bestseller. He’s also a contributor to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, where he chronicled his battle against cancer and the subsequent struggle to become a recognized author.
A former broadcast journalist, he began his career as an Emmy-nominated writer and producer, working first at the CBS affiliate in San Diego and then in Los Angeles. For more than ten years, he produced special series and covered many nationally known cases, including the O. J. Simpson trial. He lives in Southern California with his two Labrador retrievers and a very bossy Jack Russell terrier who thinks she owns the place. Visit his website at andrewekaufman.com.
Review By Paula L Brummel
Twisted is a roller coaster ride for the mind. I never saw the next sharp curve or major drop coming as the intensity heightened from page to page, chapter to chapter. Dr. Christopher Kellan is assigned to delve into the mind of a new patient, Donny Ray Smith, suspected serial killer. From the first paragraph, until The End, Andrew E. Kaufman weaved and twisted his characters and their story in an amazing direction. I only know that with each page I found myself wanting more and Mr. Kaufman did NOT disappoint. I was fortunate to win a pre-released Kindle copy of Twisted. Once I began reading, stopping was out of the question. I finished the novel at 3:00am this past Saturday morning. I actually had to stop and take a breath. I found Twisted completely captivating. A psychological thriller at its finest.