Showing posts with label serial killer thriller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label serial killer thriller. Show all posts

Unleashing the Darkness (again): New cover design for Blood Related


I'm thrilled to announce that Blood Related, my debut novel, now has a striking new cover design that perfectly captures the haunting essence of this dark psychological thriller.

Are you ready for a bone-chilling plunge into the depths of a psychopath’s twisted mind? Brace yourself for an unrelenting psychological thriller that will leave you gasping for breath. 


Step into the shoes of tough-as-nails Detective Ray Truman as he embarks on an intense battle with his own demons while tracking down a family of prolific serial killers. Set in the grim underbelly of the Portvale industrial district, Truman finds himself facing a series of headless corpses, their bodies grotesquely mutilated and arranged with sinister purpose.

Truman, who knows the identity of the killer, becomes increasingly frustrated as the evidence needed for a conviction eludes him. 

Faced with the imminent threat of the killer expanding his reign of terror, Truman takes matters into his own hands, venturing outside the law to bring this psychopath to justice.

Little does he know that this decision will plunge him into a violent abyss, turning the hunter into the hunted.

Available now exclusively on Amazon in kindle (unlimited) and print


Blood Related delivers a relentless rollercoaster ride of suspense and psychological terror, evoking the chilling atmosphere reminiscent of Thomas Harris's Silence of the Lambs and James Ellroy's Killer on the Road


Critics and readers alike have been captivated by Blood Related:

"Dark and deeply disturbing." – Jonathan Nasaw, author of The Girls he Adored and The Boys from Santa Cruz

"Blood Related is a terrifying psychological thriller. William Cook is an author to watch." – Mark Edward Hall, author of The Lost Village and The Holocaust Opera

"William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all." – Graham Masterton, author of the Katie McGuire series and The House that Jack Built


Please note: Blood Related contains adult language, graphic violence, and implied sexual violence, making it a visceral and intense reading experience. This is a novel that will push the boundaries of your comfort zone and challenge your perceptions of the human psyche.


If you dare to explore the darkest corners of the human mind, if you seek a thrill that will linger long after you turn the final page, then Blood Related is an absolute must-read. 

Don't miss this opportunity to delve into the depths of a serial killer's twisted psyche. Pick up a copy of Blood Related today and embark on a haunting journey that will chill you to the core.
 

Seven reasons why you should buy this psychological serial killer thriller

If you're a fan of good old fashioned thrillers or serial killer novels, here are seven reasons why you should give my novel, Blood Related, a read.


Here are some reasons why you should buy this book:

  • It's a bit different than usual serial killer thrillers.
  • It has over 50 5/4 star reviews on Amazon.
  • It has a bunch of endorsements from best-selling authors.
  • It's formatted, edited and designed professionally.
  • Both kindle and print editions are priced to sell.
  • It's guaranteed to give readers the 'heebie-jeebies'!
  • Did I mention that it's a really good price? 

Here's the book description:


Tough-as-nails Detective Ray Truman battles his demons as he tracks a family of prolific serial killers in this nail-biting psychological thriller.

For over two decades, Detective Ray Truman has been searching for the killer or killers who have terrorized Portvale. Headless corpses, their bodies mutilated and posed, have been turning up all over the industrial district near the docks. The remains of young female prostitutes have been the killer’s victims of choice, but now other districts are reporting the gruesome discovery of decapitated bodies. It seems the killer has expanded his territory as more ‘nice girls’ feel the wrath of his terrible rage. This disturbing tale of a family tree of evil will embed itself in the mind of the reader, long after the last page has been turned.

A psychological crime novel in the vein of other power-packed thrillers like Thomas Harris's Silence of the Lambs and James Ellroy's Killer on the Road.

Here are some author endorsements:

"Dark and deeply disturbing." - Jonathan Nasaw, author of The Girls he Adored and The Boys from Santa Cruz

"Blood Related is a terrifying psychological thriller. William Cook is an author to watch." - Mark Edward Hall, author of The Lost Village and The Holocaust Opera

"William Cook tells a gruesome story with a sense of authenticity that makes you question with considerable unease if it really is fiction, after all." - Graham Masterton, author of the Katie McGuire series and The House that Jack Built

"Blood Related is a nasty but nuanced take on the serial killer genre. Cook's bruising tale of twin psychopaths who are as cold as mortuary slabs is not for the weak-kneed."
- Laird Barron, author of Occultation and The Imago Sequence.

"A thought-provoking thriller."
- Guy N Smith, author of Night of The Crabs and Deadbeat.

Here are some reader reviews: 

"Best I can say is that it reads like an Alex Cross novel and I love Alex Cross type stories." - rjseguin

"The characters are well-developed and tremendously disturbed. William Cook has written a frightening story that poses the question 'is it nature or nurture that determines the birth of a serial killer?'" - Colleen
 
"Cook has accomplished what few writers can with the serial killer story . . ." - Vincenzo

"I can promise you one thing-you will not be disappointed. William Cook's Blood Related, is an impressive work of fiction." - Quinn
 
"Blood Related kept me up all night on the edge of my recliner . . ." - Char

"I really enjoyed the psychological aspect of this book, it really had me hanging the whole way through!"- Lori

"This is a ferociously dark book, but in the best possible way. It will scare the hell out of you, but you won't be able to put it down." - Sheldon
 
"Blood Related is a psychological roller-coaster. I couldn't put it down." - Debbie

"This book was thrilling and scary. The mind of a killer is a horrible place. Highly recommended for horror fans!" - Book Nut

"Blood Related reads like a non-fiction book. A deep and insightful exploration of the mind of a psychopath." - Brokensea
 
"If you seek an intelligent terrifying read look no further. Highly recommended." - John

"Enter this world at your own peril. Even though you know it's only fiction, you'll lock the door before reading just to feel safe. A guaranteed work of masterful horror." - Anthony
 
"I've read many books about serial killers, and William Cook's Blood Related was one of the best." - Andthentherewerethree

Be warned - this novel does portray adult language and depictions of graphic violence and implied sexual violence.

Whether you buy a copy or not, thanks for reading this post.

Best wishes

William

Still not convinced? Why not take a free peek at the Kindle edition using Amazon's 'Look Inside' feature here or click on the book covers below (top for Kindle, bottom for print):




New review for Blood Related - check it out!



Recently I received this great review for my serial-killer novel, Blood Related. Check it out and grab a copy if you like. Happy reading 😊

Review: Blood Related by William Cook


William Cook is a painter of impressions and moods, artfully rendering complex, authentic characters and weaving a twisted, darkly psychological narrative.

In his exploration of the minds of a pair of prolific serial killers (those peculiar creatures of popular morbid interest), Cook introduces us to the Cunningham  brothers – products of a long hereditary line of aberrant, pathological behaviors. For Caleb, our central narrator, killing is more than a habit – it is an obsessive art form, personal and highly selective. His brother, Charlie, on the other hand, is a human wrecking ball – careening from victim to victim as he plans grandiose mass murders like a one man terror squad. Both present acute symptoms of varied psychoses – suffering delusions and hallucinations, suicidal ideation, and displaying a generally tenuous grip on reality. In this way (much like the character of Quentin P. in Joyce Carol Oates’s Zombie), Caleb serves as an unreliable narrator in the tradition of Poe, accentuating the twisting, fever-dream nature of the narrative.

Cook takes a carefully measured approach to scenes of extreme violence, which speaks much to his talent. Too often works of horror are overloaded with grue, overpowering the narrative and thus breaking aesthetic distance, putting the reader off the text. The imagination must be free to run, and Cook appreciates this.

If you’re looking for a truly haunting ride into the primal depths of the psychopathic mind, Blood Related is for you. Be sure to leave the lights on.


BUY THE BOOK HERE.

Review Written by W.J. Renehan

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