MQ Webb: How To Spot A Psychopath

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for How To Spot A Psychopath. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


When four-year-old Mia Edwards goes missing on a play date, everyone suspects that Jessica Green knows what happened to her, especially Mia’s mother, Holly, but Jessica isn’t talking, and time is running out to find Mia alive.
What isn’t Jess saying?

Forensic Psychiatrist Dr. Oscar de la Nuit knows he can help Jessica, but first he must face his tragic past and confront his own demons to uncover a truth no one expected.


I was first drawn to this novel because of the way the author takes a common aspect of a crime novel (a missing child) and twists it, allowing the reader to look at it from a different perspective. I was intrigued and engaged from the very first page: there were so many questions, not only at the beginning, but as the case unravelled and I wanted so badly to know the answers. 

The title of the book is How To Spot A Psychopath and I loved the way that the author made sure that as readers we were never quite sure who was telling the truth and who we should trust. The characters are developed so well: we have enough information to feel as though we can connect with them but not enough to believe in their Innocence 100% and I loved this clever technique.

How To Spot A Psychopath is told in two different timelines – then and now. Switching between the two really helps to increase the pace and make the tension palpable so that this book is really difficult to put down. 

This novel appears to be the first in a new series featuring Oscar de la Nuit. I really enjoyed getting to know him and I appreciated his approach to Jess’ care. It is clear that he has an interesting story of his own and I look forward to seeing that continue in the next instalment. 

How To Spot A Psychopath is available from Amazon.

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