Norman Bates is alive and well… He’s living just next door
Behind the normal door of a normal house, in a normal street, two men are slowly driving each other insane. One of them is a psychopath.
The father Mr Todd is at his wits’ end. He’s been robbed of his job as a tax inspector and is now stuck at home… with him. Frustrated. Lonely. Angry. Really angry.
The son Adrian has no job, no friends. He is at home all day, obsessively chopping vegetables and tap-tap-tapping on his computer. And he’s getting worse, disappearing for hours at a time, sneaking off to who-knows-where?
The unholy spirit in the safety of suburbia, one man has developed a taste for killing. And he’ll kill again.
‘Splendidly creepy.’ Geoffrey Wansell, Daily Mail
‘Superbly crafted … spellbinding and gripping. … brilliantly observed … The setting of an ordinary two-bedroomed bungalow in suburbia is genius. Iain Maitland makes sublime use of the concept that none of us knows quite what goes on behind other people’s closed front doors, so that the possibilities presented in Mr Todd’s Reckoning are quite terrifying. … Sparkling, mesmerising … absolutely magnificent.’ Linda Hill, Linda’s Book Blog
‘Just great. Truly scary, a fabulous dive into the mind of a classic, self-justifying psychopath … A fantastic book.’ Barbara Nadel
‘From page one Iain Maitland hurls you through the secret underground tunnels of an insane mind bent on destruction. Cleverly conceived, what begins as quite touching drives relentlessly onwards into furious criminality. Mr Todd’s Reckoning is phenomenally dark and utterly compelling.’ Chris Dolan
‘The characters are brought to life so vividly I could see and smell them … genius … You can’t stop turning the pages … a jaw dropping, atmospheric, creepy and uncomfortable read.’ Tracy Fenton, Compulsive Readers Blog
‘Chilling … compelling … indicates how truly terrifying the human mind can be when it develops a warped perspective … extremely thought provoking and shocking.’ Jera’s Jamboree blog
‘A sinister novel with a build that [is] totally unexpected … A quite unique thriller.’ A Knight’s Reads blog
‘The kind of creepy disturbing read that stays with you … It’s dark psychological crime fiction with no ground rules or boundaries. Whatever the reader expects to happen, well don’t get too comfortable because it probably won’t happen the way you expect it to.’ Cheryl MM’s Book Blog
‘This novel grabbed me from the very first page and refused to let go … wonderfully quirky yet frightening … The atmosphere that Iain Maitland creates with his writing is incredible … he is a master of suspense.’ Bookaholic Confessions
‘Pure creepy gold … A superb storyline, brilliant characters and subplots that tweaked my adrenaline … This is a stunner!’ Books from Dusk till Dawn