Because Lydia didn’t have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life. But the beating turns to murder, and the murder into lust and desperation between Lydia and an underworld clean-up man. Meanwhile, overgrown frat boy car thieves take up cop killing as a side hobby. When these paths cross, a horror show of violence unfolds as they all slide into a hell of their own design, surrounded by the neon and noise of the casino strip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Violent, vivid, life at hyper-speed.
Psychosomatic is the debut novel from Anthony Neil Smith and it is a noir nightmare that asks how much is too much in a relationship, and what is the cost of leaving?
Praise for PSYCHOSOMATIC:
“The darkest song I’ve ever read” —Ken Bruen, bestselling author of the Jack Taylor series
“Anthony Neil Smith takes hardboiled, crunches it, peels back the shell, and finishes it off with a flamethrower. You were warned.” —Sean Doolittle, author of Safer and The Cleanup