Review: The Damaged by Simon Law

27225343Title: The Damaged
Author: Simon Law
Published: Oct. 27, 2015
Publisher: Self
Pages: 317
Genre: psychological thriller
Review: ebook provided by author
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk




The storm of '87 had been the greatest, most ferocious storm to have hit Britain in centuries. The suffering that ensued was plentiful, but none more so than that of little Matthew Mason, whose parents were brutally murdered in the midst of the storm by a homeless man desperate to find shelter.
After 25 years of torment, Matthew is released from a mental institute under the watchful eye and care of Tammy Atkins, a care worker with a secret history of alcohol abuse and self-harm.
As Matthew struggles to adapt to his new found liberty, he finds himself continuously plagued by the demons of his past. Haunted by strange and ghastly images and urges, Matthew sets himself upon a path of vengeance; determined to seek out his parents' killer and put his demons to rest once and for all.
'The Damaged' is a disturbing psychological thriller, delving deep into the darkest depths of the human psyche.


I received this book to give an honest review. 

So I really wasn't quite sure how this book was going to go. When I read the synopsis I figured that Matthew would get his parents killer and that would be it. Oh no this is something far more entertaining in a crazy way. Matthew is on his own after twenty five years but he still needs care as far as taking his pills on a timely manner. In comes Tammy she is a care worker with demons of her own and we see how she handles them. She has never taken care of someone like Matthew before so when she sees him for the first time she finds him to be quite handsome and you know feelings are going to be flying in both directions. We slowly see Matthew change little by little and it makes you wonder if what he seeing the result of him not taking his pills or is it something else?  
This was a great psychological thriller with the gore, the craziness how someone can act so normal (in what is considered normal) but yet be a killer is mind blowing. 
Both characters are troubled but within their own way and it can be their downfall what can happen next is what you have to read to find out.
It is dark with some twists thrown in there and it is a great read for those that like thrillers.





Simon Law

Simon Law, Author, was born October 23 1983 in the town of Crawley, Sussex, England.
Law first became a published writer in 2009 with the release of his d├ębut novel 'Bringing Forth the End of Days', an apocalyptic novel set in his home town of Crawley. Although his early works were mainly Science -Fiction, Law now concentrates his writing primarily in the Horror genre.
During his studies at the local community college, Law focused his education mainly on maths and science, obtaining high qualifications in both, but says he only discovered his passion for writing later in life.
After leaving college in 2001, Law became part of a small film production team and was involved in many low-budget productions such as 'Attack of the Martian Dinosaurs' and others, before the team finally disbanded in 2007.
In his spare time, Law likes to dabble in photography, animation, and music production. He is an avid fan of Stephen King, Richard Laymon, and dean koontz, and also enjoys classic literature from authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Bram Stoker, and H.G.Wells.
Law's current writing project 'The Damaged' is penned for release in late 2015, and is set to be the author's first published work of Horror.

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