Psychopaths Anonymous (Paperback)
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Paperback 276 Pages / Published: 25/11/2021
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When AA meetings make her want to drink more, alcoholic murderess Maeve sets up a group for psychopaths ... The dark, unpredictable, electrifyingly original new thriller from critically acclaimed cult author Will Carver.

'Totally insane, and I mean that in the best of ways. Maeve is a brilliant character ... Incredibly dark and very funny' Harriet Tyce, author of It Ends at Midnight

'I fell in love with Carver's murderous Maeve. This is an Eleanor Oliphant for crime fans. Carver truly at his best' Sarah Pinborough, author of Insomnia

'Another wild ride ... a darkly delicious page-turner' S J Watson, author of Before I Go To Sleep

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Welcome to the Club...

Maeve has everything. A high-powered job, a beautiful home, a string of uncomplicated one-night encounters. She's also an addict: A functioning alcoholic with a dependence on sex and an insatiable appetite for killing men.

When she can't find a support group to share her obsession, she creates her own. And Psychopaths Anonymous is born. Friends of Maeve.

Now in a serious relationship, Maeve wants to keep the group a secret. But not everyone in the group adheres to the rules, and when a reckless member raises suspicions with the police, Maeve's drinking spirals out of control.

She needs to stop killing. She needs to close the group.

But Maeve can't seem to quit the things that are bad for her, including her new man...

A scathing, violent and darkly funny book about love, connection, obsessions and sex - and the aspects of human nature we'd prefer to hide - Psychopaths Anonymous is also an electrifyingly original, unpredictable thriller that challenges virtually everything.

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'Carver is a smart, stylish writer who has created a uniquely scary personality. We glimpse the world seen through the eyes of a grotesque character who is just normal enough to leave us entertained and disturbed in equal part' Daily Mail

'Wickedly fun' Crime Monthly

'Will Carver's most exciting, original, hilarious and freaky outing yet ... I loved it' Helen FitzGerald, author of Worst Case Scenario


'So in-your-face it's almost claustrophobic, it's also a compulsive and unforgettable reading experience' LoveReading

'Carver highlights the dark side of the current era, such as the negative consequences of ubiquitous online porn and society's disregard for its outcasts ... [a] powerful look into the abyss of a psychopathic personality' Publishers Weekly

'Vivid and engaging and completely unexpected' Lia Middleton, author of When They Find Her

'Dark in the way only Will Carver can be ... oozes malevolence from every page' Victoria Selman, author of Truly Darkly Deeply

'A wickedly dark and funny novel, with a protagonist you can't help but root for' Lisa Hall, author of The Woman in the Woods

'Move the hell over Brett Easton Ellis and Chuck Palahniuk ... Will Carver is the new lit prince of 21st-century disenfranchised, pop darkness' Stephen J. Golds

'Maeve is the best female fictional character since Marla Singer...' Christopher Hooley

Praise for Will Carver


'Cements Carver as one of the most exciting authors in Britain. After this, he'll have his own cult following' Daily Express

'A novel so dark and creepy Stephen King will be jealous he didn't think of it first' Michael Wood

'One of the most compelling and original voices in crime fiction ... The whole thing feels like a shot of adrenaline' Alex North

'Deliciously fresh and malevolent story-telling ... If you like something fresh and unusual, grab this book' Craig Sisterson

'Weirdly page-turning' Sunday Times

'Laying bare our 21st-century weaknesses and dilemmas, Carver has created a highly original state-of-the-nation novel' Literary Review

'Arguably the most original crime novel published this year' Independent

'At once fantastical and appallingly plausible ... this mesmeric novel paints a thought-provoking if depressing picture of modern life' Guardian

'This book is most memorable for its unrepentant darkness...' Telegraph

'Unlike anything else you'll read this year' Heat

Publisher: Orenda Books
ISBN: 9781913193751
Number of pages: 276
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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“Who's a Friend of Maeve?”

Will Carver is, I think, one of the most distinct novelists that I've encountered recently. His books form a meticulous catalogue of the vices and failings of contemporary humanity, which sounds depressing and... More

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“#BeMoreMaeve”

Having previously reviewed Will Carver’s The Beresford this year, we are being spoiled in true ambassador fashion with another from the mercurial mind of a truly unique- some would say warped- writer. It’s always a... More

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“Friends Of Maeve.”

When Maeve attends AA meetings she does not go to stop drinking, she is on the prowl. Maeve is an addict. She is addicted to drinking, sex and killing. When she realises that she is not getting what she wants from the... More

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