The Devil Aspect [E–pub/Pdf]


The Devil Aspect

Read The Devil Aspect Craig Russell Ä 0 review review The Devil Aspect · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Tigator Lukas Smolak desperate to locate the culprit dubbed Leather Apron in the newspapers realizes that the killer is imitating the most notorious serial killer from a century earlier London's Jack the Ripper Smolak turns to the doctors at Hrad Orlu for their expertise with the psychotic criminal mind though he worries that Leather Apron might have some connection to the six inmates in the asylum Steeped in the folklore of Eastern Europe and set in the shadow of Nazi darkness erupting just beyond the Czech border this stylishly written tightly coiled richly imagined novel is propulsively entertaining and impossible to put do. 1935 Prague A young doctor named Viktor comes to the ancient castleasylum Hrad Orlu excited to test his new theories in psychology Housed at this asylum isolated atop a mountain are the 6 most dangerous killers alive today At the bottom of the mountain in the town proper a police detective named Lukas is trying his best to solve a series of murders which the press attributes to the leather apron killer At the same time as these events the Nazis are on the rise in Germany Will Viktor s new theories pan out and allow psychiatry to identify dangerous individuals in the future Will Lukas find his killer Will the Nazis put a stop to all of that before it has even properly begun You ll have to read THE DEVIL ASPECT to find outI found this book to be a marvelous new to me voice in fiction The synopsis had me so psyched I couldn t help but want to read it right away I loved the Gothic setting of the castle surrounded by rocky areas and dense forest What horror lover doesn t love that type of isolated setting Yet just down the mountain is a town full of scared people Losing its citizens one by one to a brutally violent killer with what seems like zero progress by the police I almost expected to see the townsfolk armed with torches heading up to the castle Because surely that must be from where their misfortune emanatesBut that didn t happen because the voice of Craig Russell is original than that This tale twisted and turned until I had no clue what was going to happen As of Viktor s theories were tested some things became clearer while others became perplexing On top of all this there was the rise of the Nazi party always in the background Combined together these components contributed to the overall feelings of anxiety and darkness that permeated this book So why 4 stars and not 5 I felt the pacing dragged a bit during the middle portion of the story Even though I was interested in all of the criminals Viktor was interviewing I didn t feel that all of them were integral to the tale It s a small thing but at times I felt like I had been reading uite a lot without really getting anywhereThis is what I took away from THE DEVIL ASPECT A NOVEL Fun Check Hypnotizing scenes between the doctor and the criminals Check A Gothic castle set atop a mountain surrounded by a dense forest and creating a dark and gloomy atmosphere Check Twists and turns galore which put our heroes in jeopardy Check A denouement to beat the band Hell yesIn short too late I recommend this novel to fans of the above but most especially to fans of Gothic fiction and psychological horror I predict that this novel is going to knock some socks offAvailable March 5th but you can pre order here Thank you to Doubleday and NetGalley for the e ARC of this book in exchange for my honest feedback This is it

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Read The Devil Aspect Craig Russell Ä 0 review review The Devil Aspect · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Secrets going back many generations The asylum houses the country's six most treacherous killers known to the staff as The Woodcutter The Clown The Glass Collector The Vegetarian The Sciomancer and The Demon and Viktor hopes to use a new medical techniue to prove that these patients share a common archetype of evil a phenomenon known as The Devil Aspect As he begins to learn the stunning secrets of these patients five men and one woman Viktor must face the disturbing possibility that these six may share another dark truth Meanwhile in Prague fear grips the city as a phantom serial killer emerges in the dark alleys Police inves. In Czechoslovakia 1935 a small rural village sits in the sinister gloom of an ancient castle that has a primordial history of evil It is now being used as an asylum for six of the most violent murderers in Europe and their murders are indeed stomach churning A young psychotherapist begins his work with the patients at the asylum in order to prove his theory of The Devil Aspect of personality In Prague a detective attempts to solve brutal murders that than resemble those of Jack the Ripper despite having occurred one hundred years in the past The Prague murders may be connected to the asylum Be prepared for a brush with Jungian archetypes of the collective unconscious a brief encounter with uantum physics and the rising black cloud of Hitler and the Nazis across the border not to mention murder most foul The setting was a brilliant choice given the ethnic and uneual cultural diversity of the time as it mirrored the buried splits in personality that the young psychotherapist is so eager to find I found the epilogue to be superfluous nonetheless this is an excellent and unsettling historical thriller

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Read The Devil Aspect Craig Russell Ä 0 review review The Devil Aspect · PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A terrifying novel set in Czechoslovakia in 1935 in which a brilliant young psychiatrist takes his new post at an asylum for the criminally insane that houses only six inmates the country's most depraved murderers while in Prague a detective struggles to understand a brutal serial killer who has spread fear through the city and who may have ties to the asylumIn 1935 Viktor Kosárek a psychiatrist newly trained by Carl Jung arrives at the infamous Hrad Orlu Asylum for the Criminally Insane The state of the art facility is located in a medieval mountaintop castle outside of Prague though the site is infamous for concealing dark. The wonderful Craig Russell s latest novel is a Gothic Horror a well researched piece of historical fiction set in Czechoslovakia amidst a background that echoes the rising drumbeat of Nazism in Germany and its conseuent repercussions It is 1935 Victor Kosarek an ambitious psychiatrist who studied under Carl Jung takes up his post at the notorious Hrad Orlu Asylum housed in a ancient medieval castle steeped in dark history and local folklore This cutting edge and well resourced facility is near the tiny village of Mlada Bolslav not far from Prague The high security asylum has only six patients the most notorious killers in Czechoslavakia Pavel Zeleny the Woodcutter Leos Mladek the Clown Michal Machachek the Glass Collector Hedvika Valentova the Vegetarian Professor Dominik Bartos the Sciomancer and the most dangerous and feared Vojtec Skala the Demon all incarcerated for life with no possibility of release Kosarek hopes to carry out research on these inmates to prove his theory that they share a common archetype of evil a phenomenon he names The Devil Aspect On a personal level Victor has concerns that his friend in Prague Filip Starosta is displaying worrying behaviours and is in need of his professional help In Prague itself the local population is consumed with fear with a brutal serial killer on the loose butchering women in the most heinous of ways he is known as Leather Apron a nod to the infamous East End London killer Jack the Ripper whose methods the killer appears to be replicating The detective leading the manhunt is Kapitan Lukas Smolak he finally finds forensic evidence at the latest crime scene that leads to a known Gypsy petty criminal but the man is terrified out of his wits and seems an unlikely suspect for the killings As the murders continue it becomes clear that their investigation is far from closed Victor s research on the six patients yield surprising and stunning results but what do they mean As the narrative progresses connections emerge between the Leather Apron case and the Hrad Orlu Psychiatric Facility Russell writes a chilling and atmospheric novel rooted in Jungian psychology European folklore and legends and the political history of Czechoslavakia that documents the seeds and shadows of Nazism and its growth before WW2 and the accompanying rise of community and ethnic tensions It is impossible to escape drawing the parallels of the madness within Hrad Orlu amidst the much larger collective madness taking place outside the psychiatric facility throughout Europe As we all know the outside world is to burgeon with unspeakable horrors that come to boil throughout Europe wreaking untold levels of death and genocide Given the contemporary reality of the rise of populism it seems that similar shadows of madness once again are growing amongst the populations of Europe and beyond The gothic horror at the heart of Russell s novel is beautifully imagined complex and compulsive reading and the twists and turns had me fearful utterly gripped and absorbed As always with Craig Russell books all I can say is that I loved this his latest novel and I am sure many other readers will enjoy it too Many thanks to Little Brown for an ARC

  • Hardcover
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  • The Devil Aspect
  • Craig Russell
  • English
  • 06 September 2019
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