Fiction. An intense, moving psychological thriller. James Shannon, a middle-aged widower with no criminal background or history of mental illness, commits a heinous crime. Shannon confesses immediately and the crime lacks obvious provocation. For family and friends seeking to come to terms with Shannon’s actions, the primary question remains: WHY? Once incarcerated, Shannon becomes mute and refuses to talk to his family and his lawyer. After a transfer to a facility for mentally ill offenders, Shannon befriends Hal Gottlieb, a psychiatrist who slowly develops a relationship with him. As Gottlieb pieces together Shannon’s background and the facts surrounding the case, it becomes apparent that things are not as they appear.
Model Child is a thrilling, exciting, unique and suspense packed novel that will entertain and excite readers from beginning to end. From the very start, readers will be turning the pages with haste, and this is thanks to the exceptionally talented author R.C. Goodwin who from the beginning grips his reader with his razor-sharp prose and excellent characterization. Model Child is a compelling novel that is breath-taking as well as absorbing; the book deals with many themes that happen in the real world such as the murder and crime, and so these real-life events make the novel even more enticing as well as intriguing to get lost in. If you are a reader who loves thrillers/crime novels, particularly ones that are set around real-life situations and scenarios, then Model Child is for you!
Model Child is a remarkable psychological thriller that will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, James Shannon. Shannon is a middle-aged widow who has always been a law-abiding citizen who lived a normal and content life. So when Shannon commits a horrific crime and confesses to it, his friends and family are shocked as well as confused. Shannon pleads guilty, and so the case is closed, Shannon is moved to the jail, and it is here that he decides to not talk to either his family and friends but also his lawyer. The decision is made for Shannon to be transported to a mental health facility and it is here, that with the help of a psychiatrist, the truth about what really happened will be unveiled and this book lovers is the premise of the incredible Model Child.
The story of Model Child is an electrifying one that had me entertained from the start. When I read the description of the book, I instantly knew I had to read it because the mention of a crime committed by an unusual suspect had me hooked! I love reading gritty thrillers, and Model Child is one of the best ones I have read in a long time. The story that unraveled was so entertaining that I struggled to put the book down. Model Child can only be described as the type of read you think about when having to put it down; when I did I would not just think about the book but long for it, and this is thanks to R.C. Goodwin’s accomplished literature.
The story of Model Child is an incredibly dynamic, unique piece of work that took my breath away on more than one occasion, the pacing of this story was wonderfully written and plotted so that I did not get bored at any given time. Never once did I find myself referring to the page number and that is a sure sign that this incredible book is a compelling piece of work that draws the reader in and captivates them to read it quickly and to reach the end of the book very fast!
R.C. Goodwin is a fantastic author for many reasons, but one of the core reasons is that he was able to grab my attention very quickly at the start of the novel. With most books, it takes a while for the author to capture my attention but not with Goodwin, oh no, he knew exactly what to write to have me hooked and what a ride it was. The twists and turns alone courtesy of Goodwin are noteworthy because they were so shocking as well as unpredictable, I love unpredictable stories where the story is continuously evolving so Model Child indeed was the perfect read for me.
Model Child is a gem of a thriller that is guaranteed to entertain and thrill readers I, of course, have to award the astounding book five stars! So please, if you are looking for a thriller, then Model Child is for you.
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