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A prolific and ingenious serial killer is unmasked by a Los Angeles detective with a dark past of his own in this “roller coaster ride that will leave you breathless” by Top 10 Sunday Times (UK) bestselling author Chris Carter.

A freak accident in rural Wyoming leads the sheriff’s department to arrest a man for a possible double homicide, but further investigations suggest a much more horrifying discovery: a serial killer who has been kidnapping, torturing, and mutilating victims all over the United States for at least twenty-five years.

The suspect claims he is a pawn in a huge labyrinth of lies and deception—but can he be believed?

The case is immediately handed over to the FBI, but this time they’re forced to ask for help from ex-criminal behavior psychologist and lead detective with the Ultra Violent Crime Unit of the LAPD, Robert Hunter. As he begins interviewing the apprehended suspect, terrifying secrets are revealed, including the real identity of a killer so elusive that no one, not even the FBI, had any idea he existed…until now.

This dramatic and suspense-laden thriller, perfect for fans of Thomas Harris’s classic The Silence of the Lambs, has “twists and turns and cliff-hangers abound” (Booklist) and will keep you guessing until the very last page.

About The Author

Chris Carter is a top bestselling author in the United Kingdom, whose books include An Evil Mind, One By One, The Death Sculptor, The Night Stalker, The Executioner, and The Crucifix Killer. He worked as a criminal psychologist for several years before moving to Los Angeles, where he swapped the suits and briefcases for ripped jeans, bandanas, and an electric guitar. He is now a full-time writer living in London. Find out more on at

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books (December 1, 2015)
  • Length: 368 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781476765709

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Raves and Reviews

"An especially sadistic serial killer taunts the feds in this .... compelling read. A true battle of good versus evil."

– Kirkus Reviews

“Twists and turns and cliff-hangers abound in this swiftly paced tale.”

– Booklist

“If you enjoy television shows like CSI or HBO’s True Detective, chances are you won’t be able to put this book down.”

– Ryan the Rappologist, the Real Book Spy

“With brilliantly developed characters, an unpredictable storyline and mind-boggling plot twists, this suspense-laden novel thunders at a breakneck speed to a dramatic and action-filled conclusion that will keep readers guessing the final outcome right up until the very last page. An absolutely outstanding police procedural…”

– Book Reviews & More by Kathy

An Evil Mind by Chris Carter is one of the most chilling psychological thrillers.”

– Fresh Fiction

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