THE MASK OF SANITY By Jacob M. Appel
The Mask of Sanity written by Jacob M. Appel is an intriguing account written from a sociopath’s point of view. The main character, Balint, is a chief cardiologist who seems like a typical middle-aged, doctor, husband, and father, however, the inner-workings of his mind and overly inflated ego are dark and compelling as he secretly plots the demise of his enemy. Appel builds suspense with tantalizing glimpses of menace and obsession and has cleverly crafted a twisted tale of planned and justified murders. I read the book in an entire sitting and couldn’t put it down. There were no lulls in the surreal plot and it consistently held my attention from beginning to end. You will not be disappointed. 5 out of 5 stars.
I received this ebook free from Jacob M. Appel at NetGalley with no strings attached. This book was so fantastic, I couldn’t NOT write a review. Thank you so much for the opportunity to read and review an advance copy.
Reviewed: December 12, 2016. Publish Date: March 1, 2017