Andrew Pyper is the author of eight novels, including The Demonologist, which won the International Thriller Writers award for Best Hardcover Novel and was selected for The Globe and Mail’s Best 100 Books of 2013 and Amazon’s 20 Best Books of 2013. Among his previous books, Lost Girls won the Arthur Ellis Award and was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, The Killing Circle was a New York Times Best Crime Novel of the Year. Three of Pyper’s novels, including The Demonologist and The Damned, are in active development for feature film. He lives in Toronto.
The Only Child
Dr. Lily Dominick has seen her share of bizarre cases as a forensic psychiatrist working with some of New York’s most dangerous psychotic criminals. But Lily’s newest patient, Client 46874-A, insists that he is not human and believes that he was not born, but created over 200 years ago. Soon his description of the twisted crime he’s committed turns into an impossible revelation: he knew her mother, who was violently killed in what investigators concluded was a bear attack. But even though she saw it happen when she was six, Lily has never been certain of what really happened that night. Now, this stranger may hold the answers to questions she’s buried all her life. That’s when he escapes. To discover the truth, Lily must embark on a chase that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life. Fusing relentless suspense with surprising emotion, The Only Child is a psychological thriller about family, identity and monstrosity that will keep you up until its last unforgettable revelation.