Will Patching was born and raised in ‘Sarf Lunnon’, Engerland, or at least, that’s how he pronounces it! Hence, many scenes from his novels are situated in London, the surrounding suburbs and other parts of southeast England, though they also span as far afield as Thailand and the USA.
His approach to writing is to hit the reader with hard truths about the world we live in, and his mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels are designed to set your pulse pounding. One male reader decided he needed to check his door locks late one night while reading Remorseless and subsequently commented on social media:
Will’s eclectic professional experience – from his teenage role as a ‘gardener’ weeding sewage treatment filter beds, through flying a Hawk jet very fast, very low and very dangerously before the RAF realised and booted him out, then attending Harvard on a course for potential CEOs, largely thanks to the Peter Principle of promotion, and more recently, to building his dream, a charter yacht that sank in SE Asian waters – all have led to a rich and varied life, often reflected in his writing.
His gritty crime stories mix murder mystery, psychological suspense and intense thrills while offering unique insights into the darker side of human nature. His ‘pull no punches’ style and sparse but often brutal descriptive passages will not suit all readers, so if you are into cozy mysteries you might want to look elsewhere!
With complex plots and rounded characters, Will’s novels are necessarily longer than average, usually well over 100,000 words, so these are definitely stories designed for readers who like to really get their teeth into a good yarn.
Now considered something of an expert on psychopaths, thanks to his extensive research and personal experience of people with this personality disorder, Will set up a popular website to help lay readers understand these destructive individuals and why their existence is so important to society in general. Please copy and paste into your browser to visit the site:
Will’s writing draws heavily on this expertise but his novels are designed to entertain rather than educate – though many readers appreciate both aspects of his writing. He currently has two trilogies published, though each novel is a self-contained story:
The Remorseless Trilogy features damaged but brilliant forensic psychiatrist, Doc Powers, who is an expert on psychopaths, and Detective Inspector Jack Carver, a rough diamond with a reputation for closing cases. Doc is reluctantly dragged back into his role as a criminal profiler while struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife – aided by Judy Finch, a parole officer who works with him. They tangle with some genuinely evil psychopaths… If you like psychological thrillers that’ll make your heart thump, then this series is for you!
The Hack Trilogy features ‘Hunter’, an ex-CIA assassin – a borderline psychopath – and a feisty female journalist, Kate O’Sullivan. They come together when Kate is sent to investigate a serial killer in Thailand, unaware that her attraction to Hunter – the perpetrator – is endangering her life. Another action-packed thriller series that’ll have you on the edge of your seat!
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