It had been a gang rape. As bad as that was, it was not the turning point. Her life turned around when Cindy Smith put it behind her and started over. She got her degree and a good job. She married a great guy. Then she discovered that one of the rapists was a coworker.
When Adan Jackson begins harassing her, Cindy tries to protect her secret past by ignoring him. When he escalates, she turns to Private Investigator Nickey Arnold for help.
The PI quickly finds herself caught up in unfinished business from the past. When she confronts Adan, things spin out of control. Troy Mondale, who served time for the rape, is dragged back into the mess. Adan descends into madness. His increasingly violent behavior forces Police Sergeant Jack Edwards to step in and put an end to the nightmare.
Demented is a story of crime, punishment and getting away with it. The insanity of our legal system is exposed. The sanity of our society is brought into question by this unforgettable tale.
Demented is a thrilling book written by Joe Clark that shocked and captivated me from the start. Demented was addictive to me from the beginning thanks to the bewitching literature courtesy of the author, Joe Clark who from the get-go hooked me with his story that stands out amongst its genre! It is rare to find a novel that combines the themes this book does, and that is refreshing to me, and it is even more challenging to discover a story that explores troubling themes in a sensitive and eye-opening way, and so that is why I already recommend this book to you lovely readers! However, if you need more convincing then continue to read to learn more!
Demented is an exceptional novel that will take its readers on an impactful journey from start to finish. Demented will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Cindy Smith, a woman who 15 years prior was the victim of a gang rape. Despite suffering this horrific abuse, Cindy started her life over, earning a degree and working a great job, and even married a loving guy. However one day she learns that one of her rapists now works at her job and is her coworker.
Troy Mondale was the only man convicted for Cindy’s rape, with Adan Jackson and his brother walking free. It is Adan who now works closely with Cindy and Cindy’s life being to spiral, as she ignores his harassment so she can protect her past. But soon this will become hard to do when her car is vandalized. Cindy enlists the help of Private Investigator Nickey Arnold who gets entangled in Cindy’s life and past and puts herself in danger too; as it seems that Troy, now out of prison could be looking for revenge. The reader will follow Cindy, Nickey, and Police Seargent Jack Edwards as they try to uncover what is really happening and end this nightmare and this book lovers is the short premise of this twisty turny story!
The premise of Demented is original and poignant while also being incredibly entertaining. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Joe Clark wonderfully, and he does this by lacing these poignant themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes Demented a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable.
Joe Clark is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp his reader’s attention from the first page. Clark decides to thrust his reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly, but with Demented, the reader will not encounter this issue because Joe Clark instantly develops his characters and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journeys!
To conclude my thoughts on the thrilling book that is Demented, I would say Demented is a compelling and shocking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! So be sure to have a read of the preview below and check out this novel as it is great and should not be missed!
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