Timothy Shively is a very bad man. Under the thumb of his abusive mother, and trapped in the shadow of his absent father, Timothy embarks on a bloody, violent journey to find his place in the world.
Was he born this way, or is he the product of his nightmarish upbringing? Decide for yourself as Timothy searches for his father as well as his own identity in this raw psychological thriller.
What secrets will be revealed upon the return of the prodigal son?
Oh my, oh my !!! What a read! This must be one of the most gruesome books that I have ever read, with graphically detailed scenes of sex, kidnap, rape and murder. It is a disturbing journey into the mind of psychopaths. It is also the compelling story of a boy's life born to an abusive, drunkard woman and her psychopath killer husband.
Tim's father leaves home when the boy is still young and he is left alone to cope with his mother, her vodka and the men she brings home, until one day a letter arrives...a letter that will change the course of the boy's life forever.
As Tim feels the urge to follow in his father's horrible footsteps, he embarks on a terrible mission to find him, spilling blood and bringing death and mayhem in the process.
He asks himself the question of whether people like him are born evil or if they turn evil as a result of the environment in which they are brought up.
The ending is stuff for movies that left me with my mouth open. I have only words of praise for the author for how she succeeded in weaving such a brilliant conclusion.
This book is surely not for the faint hearted as it keeps your heart thumping in your chest. It leaves you breathless always expecting the worst to happen in the following page.
So, if you think this is your type of book, go for it. It will stay with you long after you finish it.