Unsound is literary suspense at ten thousand feet in paradise.
“Toby Neal weaves a spell-binding suspense that pulls you in with breathtaking scenery, flawed characters, and brilliantly twisted psychology.” Gae-Lynn Woods, author of the Cass Elliott Crime Series
Only a volcano can cure some things.
Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind—only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking on Maui—but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake.
**CONTAINS BONUS CONTENT PHOTO SCENES FROM SETTINGS IN THE BOOK**
Okay, enough of the blurbage. This is currently my favorite of all my books, and it's not a mystery–its a psychological suspense. My only complaint about it is that it's too short, but when I tried to lengthen it it just felt wrong, and fake and clunky. If all my books were amusement park rides (and most of them are rollercoasters, though Stolen in Paradise is a bit of a “Tunnel of Love”) then Unsound would be The Drop: that ride that clicketa-clicketa-clicketa builds tension as it hauls you to the highest pinnacle–and then drops you, breathless, to find your eyelids have turned inside out by the time you hit the bottom, thinking about what it means. For days. Months even, I hope.
Definitely, set aside a day or so to really dive into Unsound. You won't want to come out of Haleakala Crater and Dr. Caprice Wilson's world except to refuel. And maybe, to use the bathroom.
And, in our first ever attempt at such a techie thing, we've included photographs of scenes and places in the book in a gallery at the end. We pasted in 8 photographs but those who can access a Flash player on their device/PC can see (and order!) 26 amazing photographs only available through hiking the crater. Mike's photos really enhance the story, and back up all my verbiage describing this most amazing place. Hope you give it a read and a look, and let us know what you think.
There is little I love more than a story with a good twist. Plus, psychological thrillers are one of my favorite genres. I am SO excited to read this!