Remorseless

  • by Will Patching
  • Narrated by Will Patching
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Peter Leech is a cunning, devious killer, brutalized by half a lifetime in prison for the vicious murder of his parents. Now he's up for parole and, one way or another, he wants out.
He's driven by obsessive lust for Judy Finch, a beautiful parole officer who spurned his advances, and his thirst for revenge on those he blames for his conviction.
His nemesis, Doc Powers, the forensic psychiatrist who assessed his mental health for trial, is now on the panel reviewing Leech's parole application. But Doc fears for his own sanity. His feelings of guilt over his wife's death and his terrible experiences as a criminal profiler threaten to overwhelm him. Hallucinations haunt Doc as he struggles to convince his colleagues that Leech is a dangerous unreformed psychopath.
A blossoming relationship with Judy helps Doc heal - emotionally and professionally - but he soon discovers he's ill-prepared for Leech's re-entry into his life....

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Gosh!

The story itself is great. But I think the author should stick with writing amazing books and get someone else to narrate them. This must have been the most awful narration I have ever listened to. And it has really spoiled a fantastic story.
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- Pumpkin

A Violent but Flawed Thriller

Remorseless is an extremely violent thriller in the traditional British vein. It centers around an extremely hard case in the form of Peter Leech who is serving a life sentence for the murder of his parents. There is actually plenty to get stuck into here and the tension and violence escalate to an impressive climax. Will Patching, bravely narrating his own story is actually damn good at bringing Leech to life and leading the listener into his twisted and frightening mind.

In parts the writing is good but there are significant flaws in this production. Patching’s rendition of female characters and in fact most of the other characters reduces them to wheezy, squeaky parodies of what they should be. A lot of the dialogue just didn’t work for me in particular between the middle-aged Doc powers and Judy a high-flyer in the civil service. It came across as very weak and whiny for what should have been two very strong characters.

Summing this up there are some positive elements, I liked the basic thrust of the story but the dialogue in particular was unconvincing. Although I know that costs must be an issue I would certainly recommend that Patching consider a professional narrator, possibly someone like Michael Page for any future publications. Overall I can’t strongly recommend this one. Possibly though if you are after a violent thriller that will make you genuinely wince at times it could be an option. You will though have to lend it a generous ear . . .
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- Simon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-12-2015
  • Publisher: Author's Republic