Gaslighting: A British Crime Thriller (Doc Powers & D.I. Carver Investigate)

Genre: Suspense Thrillers

For Fans Of

Lee Child, James Patterson, Mo Hayder, Alex Karva, Dean Kootz, Jeffrey Deaver, Stuart MacBride, Val McDermid, Quentin Jardine, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Minette Walters, Brett Easton Ellis, Iain Banks' Wasp Factory, Misery by Stephen King, the Hannibal Lecter novels by Thomas Harris and many more, including some literary authors If these authors appeal then you may well enjoy this dark, disturbing psychological thriller too.

Book Summary

Liar... Manipulator... Sadist... Killer?

A 'coming of age' psychological thriller that'll make your toes curl...

This, the final instalment of the Remorseless trilogy, is here. A gripping suspense story that's definitely the author's darkest yet - and quite possibly his best.

Definitely not for the faint-hearted. Contains disturbing imagery and some profanity. You have been warned...

In brief:

When criminal profiler Doc Powers wakes to find a deadly message left at his country property, he and his friend Detective Inspector Jack Carver are sucked into a nightmare investigation involving a precocious teenager - a budding psychopath with violence running through his veins...

Can they stop him achieving his aim of celebrating his 'coming of age' - a spectacular finale involving gasoline and explosives? The lad's mother and grandmother - the victims of his ongoing campaign of psychological torment - are in serious jeopardy.

But so are Doc and Jack...

Find out the thrilling outcome in Gaslighting - the third 'stand alone' novel in this dark, gritty, British Crime Thriller trilogy.


Please note: This psychological suspense story contains spoilers so you are advised to read the award winning first book (Remorseless) to maximize enjoyment, although this is NOT essential.


From Reading Experience Blogspot June 2017:

'...nothing blew me away like the beta-read of the third part of Will Patching's Remorseless Trilogy... truly one of the best writers I've had the pleasure reading... his characters are real and three-dimensional who think, act and speak like real persons...

'...Suspense glueing me to the pages, heart beating faster than normal, empathizing with the characters, fearing for them - I knew there wouldn't be an easy happy ending... [This author] doesn't spare his flawed heroes.'


Like Remorseless and Mutilated, Gaslighting is a gripping read to really get your teeth into, with an intricate plot and complex characters. Plenty of suspense and intrigue for any lover of unsettling psychological thrillers. If you enjoy noir, or maybe love the Scandinavian 'dark-side', then this novel could be for you...

However, this tale will not suit those who like their thrills short and sweet, or anyone with a nervous disposition.

'Patching goes where other authors fear to tread…'

Gaslighting has elements of police procedural mixed in with a riveting tale of psychological suspense, all topped off with stunning thrills - an emotional roller-coaster ride.

NB. This is a full length novel of approximately 117,000 words.

The 'Remorseless' trilogy of unique British crime thrillers will take you deep into the minds of psychopathic criminals - including those of more tender years - and won't leave you untouched by the experience.

About the Author

Will Patching writes gritty crime stories that mix murder mystery, psychological suspense and intense thrills while offering unique insights into the darker side of human nature. His ‘pull no punches’ style and sparse but often brutal descriptive passages will not suit all readers, so if you are into cozy mysteries you might want to look elsewhere!

With complex plots and rounded characters, Will’s novels are necessarily longer than average, usually well over 100,000 words, so these are definitely stories designed for readers who like to really get their teeth into a good yarn!

Now considered something of an expert on psychopaths, thanks to his extensive research and personal experience of people with this personality disorder, Will set up a popular website to help lay readers understand these destructive individuals and why their existence is so important to society in general. Please copy and paste into your browser to visit the site:

Will’s writing draws heavily on this expertise but his novels are designed to entertain rather than educate – though many readers appreciate both aspects of his writing. He is currently working on completing two trilogies, though each novel is a self-contained story.

The first novel in each trilogy, Remorseless and The Hack, are already published, with the sequels due in late 2016 and early 2017 respectively. The third and final installments are expected by the end of 2017.

Personal background:

Will Patching was born and raised in ‘Sarf Lunnon’, Engerland, or at least, that’s how he pronounces it! Hence, many scenes from his novels are situated in London, the surrounding suburbs and other parts of southeast England, though they also span as far afield as Thailand and the USA.

His approach to writing is to hit the reader with hard truths about the world we live in, and his mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels are designed to get your pulse pounding. One male reader decided he needed to check his door locks late one night while reading Remorseless and subsequently commented on social media:

‘Seriously scary!’

Will’s eclectic professional experience – from his teenage role as a ‘gardener’ weeding sewage treatment filter beds, through flying a Hawk jet very fast, very low and very dangerously before the RAF realised and booted him out, then attending Harvard on a course for potential CEOs, largely thanks to the Peter Principle of promotion, and more recently, to building his dream, a charter yacht that later sank in SE Asian waters – all have led to a rich and varied life, often reflected in his writing.

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