Alan Gorevan: The Kindness Of Psychopaths


How far would you go for those you love?

When Valentina López Vázquez vanishes from her home one morning, it’s obvious that she was taken by force. What happened to her next is not so obvious.

The disappearance forces two men on a gruelling search for the truth: Barry Wall, Valentina’s frantic husband, and Joe Byrne, the nihilistic detective in charge of the investigation.

They are locked on a devastating course that will take them to places darker than they ever dreamt – places without limits…

Don’t miss this page-turning thriller. Perfect for fans of Shari Lapena, Peter Swanson, Jennifer Hillier, and Linwood Barclay.


A measure of how much I loved The Kindness Of Psychopaths is that I was supposed to buddy read this book with three other people. I wrote a schedule so we could all read the same amount each day without giving each other spoilers and, well, the schedule was abandoned fairly quickly! It is so fast paced and full of action that it was impossible to put it down after only a few chapters! 

Gorevan has written some fantastic characters in The Kindness Of Psychopaths and none of them are people I’d want to hang out with any time soon. It was impossible to know who to trust, but whether they are psychopaths is for us as readers to decide! 

There is so much going on in the novel and I have a lot of admiration for the way it is plotted, and little details that seem insignificant at the beginning have new relevance as we reach the conclusion. It’s not a book for the faint hearted and it’s perhaps not one you should read just before tea, but the tension and the twists and turns kept me absolutely hooked! 

The ending definitely sets us up for a sequel so I will be keeping my eyes peeled!

The Kindness Of Psychopaths is available from Amazon.

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