SUMMARY: The Franco-American psychiatrist Professor J. O’Neill is still proud of the work he did with a couple of Mormon colleagues developing enhanced interrogation techniques for the CIA in places like Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and black sites all over the world.
The BookViral Review: Genre – Psychological Fiction (Kindle Store)
Take a deep breath and enter the mind of John J Gaynard. An author with a fiery intellect and an imagination to match, his new release Nobody I Know is sure to captivate its readers as Gaynard takes us on a warped psychological thriller that keeps us guessing till the very end. With its dark and twisted plot, elements of religious fanaticism and the shadowy machinations of a secret French psychiatric facility Gaynard introduces a fresh perspective to popular genre tropes. A protagonist with no name and a first-person narrative that will keep you on tenterhooks from one page to the next as HE takes us on a harrowing journey, Embracing the eccentricities of his characters and revelling in raw uncompromising detail that makes us feel as though we are descending into madness alongside them. You can linger on his prose and imagine the scene he’s describing as a striking still image. “O’Neill bends over me and yanks up my head. He forces his thick, slimy and putrid onion-flavored tongue between my lips and gives me a full-mouthed Russian kiss, imposing on me the full salt taste of recently eaten bacon, scrambled eggs and Turkish yogurt.” Nothing is casual and it’s incredibly powerful, leaving us to wonder if the line between the truth, sanity and madness, is little more than a matter of perception.
An author with a highly distinctive literary voice and a genuine pageturner of a novel Nobody I Know proves simply superb and is recommended without reservation.