By: Brian DeLeeuw
Mind and body share leading roles in this new psychological thriller from Brian DeLeeuw. At the heart of The Dismantling is a young man struggling to find his place and calling after the death of his younger sister. After dropping out of medical school, a friend finds him a lucrative, if not very distinctive job. Making good money Simon Worth is able to set his morality aside until the day he meets a new client face to face. Simon has found himself the broker of organs from young healthy donors, to the wealthy who can afford them. In eight months, everything has gone according to plan. Then Maria Campos, a young and mysterious woman elects to donate the majority of her liver to a depressed, retired football player for the payday of her dreams. Each of his clients draw unwanted attention to his boss’s operation and Simon finds himself trying to clean up the mess, any way he can.
The Dismantling is a fresh new dive into the world of psychological thrillers. Richly detailed and well written, this new thriller delivers the spine tingling, breath snatching, nail biting suspense that for which this genre has become well known. The reader is sent along, to journey with Simon, learning each detail along with him as the story unfolds, falls apart or is dismantled around him. There is no deranged serial killer, DeLeeuw gives the reader no singular enemy, instead he provides a provocative story around a morally ubiquitous topic, and sets into motion an intense series of events. Great for either the reader well-read in psychological thrillers or the newcomer, The Dismantling is an entertaining and smooth read. Pick up a copy of the book this spring or summer and brace yourself for a heart pounding journey.