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#BlogTour #Extract Psychopaths Anonymous By Will Carver

Hello, Book Dragons! First of all I would like to apologise to everyone for posting late, I could make up million excuses, but the truth is, I forgot to put the date in the diary and noticed this mistake just now. I would like to share an extract from the book, with all of you and I hope you will like it. 🙂 Thank you very much to Anne from Random Things Tours for the invitation. Please do show some love to all the wonderful book bloggers on this blog tour by following and sharing their work. 🙂

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN13: 978-1913193751
Genre: Crime
Release date: 25 11 2021
Price*: Kindle £3.79 (GBP)/  Paperback £8.99 (GBP)
Kindle $7.49 (USD)/ Paperback $15.95 (USD)
Pages: ~ 276
You can get this book here:
Amazon UK
Bookshop.org

Description of the book: Maeve has everything. A high-powered job, a beautiful home, a string of uncomplicated one-night encounters. She’s also an addict: A functioning alcoholic with a dependence on sex and an insatiable appetite for killing men. 

When she can’t find a support group to share her obsession, she creates her own. And Psychopaths Anonymous is born. Friends of Maeve. Now in a serious relationship, Maeve wants to keep the group a secret. But not everyone in the group adheres to the rules, and when a reckless member raises suspicions with the police, Maeve’s drinking spirals out of control. 

She needs to stop killing. She needs to close the group. But Maeve can’t seem to quit the things that are bad for her, including her new man… A scathing, violent and darkly funny book about love, connection, obsessions and sex – and the aspects of human nature we’d prefer to hide – Psychopaths Anonymous is also an electrifyingly original, unpredictable thriller that challenges virtually everything.

Extract: STEP TWO

‘Come to believe that a power greater than yourself could restore you to sanity.’

Where the mind is rational and intelligent, there is no place for God. We don’t even have to hit double figures before we start questioning how one man gets around every child’s house to deliver a present on Christmas Eve. We know early on that the Tooth Fairy isn’t real, we just keep our mouths shut for the money. And the whole Easter Bunny idea is absurd. As absurd as a man dying and coming back to life two days later.

Yet people still talk about God as though the concept is any different to these fantastical fables.
Successful writers, singers, actors, sportspersons, will receive an award and the first thing they do is thank God.

They thank God.

There is a belief that whatever talent they have been gifted is from Him. They may not even have a talent
but have worked hard to get into the fortunate position in which they find themselves. Instead of taking the moment to reflect on their own worth and determination, they attribute it to God, which, to a sane person is the same as thanking Jack Frost for the snow.

Perhaps the marketing department in Heaven is a little avantgarde, they’re thinking outside the box. They’ve realised that God isn’t cool any more. That society is becoming increasingly secular. And the best way to get His message out would be through a song called ‘Bootylicious’. Or a last-minute goal against Barcelona.

The Lord may work in mysterious ways, but none are as batshit crazy as His PR team. God is for the desperate. The people who have nothing, who have lost everything, including who they are. God is not for the rich and successful, they just say that they have Him because they want everything.

Father Christmas is for the innocent, the ones still with hope. But God, He is reserved for the hopeless. The miserable. The suicidal. He feeds on despair and anguish and is undoubtedly the reason that He finds Himself to be so prevalent with those who struggle with addiction.

God doesn’t see everything. He is not everywhere.
He’s at an AA meeting.
Hell, He’s at all of them.

And I’m at one. It’s in Highgate. I said that I’d never attend this type of thing but intrigue got the better of me and I’m paying for that now. It’s called Footprints In The Sand. Or FITS, if you work in the events team at Heaven HQ. They are going to make sure that we all get through this tough time in our lives. They want us clean and sober, and when that happens, they want us to stand up in front of everyone and thank God.

Christina Rossetti is buried in the cemetery nearby and I’m thinking about visiting her grave afterwards to explain to her what a truly bleak midwinter looks like.

About the author: Will Carver is the bestselling author of the January Series – Girl 4 (2011), The Two (2012), The Killer Inside (2013), Dead Set (2013) – and the critically acclaimed Detective Pace series, which includes Good Samaritans (2018), Nothing Important Happened Today (2019) and Hinton Hollow Death Trip (2020), all of which were selected as books of the year in mainstream international press. The books in this series have also been longlisted/shortlisted for the Amazon Readers Independent Voice Award, Goldsboro Books Glass Bell Award, Not The Booker Prize and the Theakston’s Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year Award. Will spent his early years living in Germany, but returned at age eleven. He studied theatre and television at King Alfred’s Winchester, where he set up a successful theatre company. He currently runs his own fitness and nutrition business and lives in Reading with his children.

Facebook:@WillCarverAuthor / Twitter: @will_carver

*-the price was taken from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com on the current date. The price might change at the time of your purchase. The links used in this post for book purchases are affiliates.

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