Katherine is terminally ill.
Her husband Adam is an innovative surgeon with the technology to save her.
When Katherine wakes in an unfamiliar hospital room, she discovers her brain has been transplanted into the body of a man and Adam is nowhere to be found. This is where her nightmare begins.
She must find Adam at all costs, even if that means pretending to be someone she’s not.
But something is wrong inside her. Very wrong…
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“True he’s given me a body, but it isn’t the right one. It isn’t the one I chose. It isn’t even the right fucking gender. And then he disappeared. Every man for himself.”
The thing you should know about A Little Bit Psycho is that it is mega fucked up. There isn’t a single likable person in the book. The premise is what drew me to the book and it didn’t disappoint. At times, I didn’t know how to feel about what I was reading. However, at every point I was both massively interested in what was going on, but also slightly turned off at how fucked up it was. It did what it set out to do very well.
Seriously though, none of the people in this book are good people. They are selfish and cruel. They do bad things. Many bad things. They’re abusive. For me personally, it made it a bit difficult to fully get into the story, since I typically do need to like someone in the story to like the story for itself. This time, I had to settle for being hopeful that one of the characters would change at the last moment.
All told, I liked reading A Little Bit Psycho. I was able to draw me into the story incredibly well. It read quickly and easily. My biggest interest throughout the book was probably the part that played out the least throughout the course of the book. Which was a bit unfortunate. I was interested the most in how Katherine coped with and managed being in a male body. Instead of this, the biggest focus was on Katherine seeking revenge on her husband for what he did to her . Which, coincidentally, was the least interesting part of the story.
A Little Bit Psycho is set up so that it threads the past and present, alternating chapters, to varying degrees of effectiveness. Sometimes it feels like it works, other times it doesn’t. The biggest reason why it doesn’t always feel like it worked is because it made the biggest twists in the story entirely predictable. Yet it was also a positive, because it showed the worsening state of Katherine, both mentally and physically.
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to J.L. Strange and Netgalley for providing the opportunity to review this copy!