Dortmund Hibernate by C.J. Sutton @c_j_sutton @rararesources #BookReview

Happy Sunday book friends!

Delighted to be part of the blog tour for this author’s debut! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to CJ Sutton for his compelling story🖤

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Psychologist Dr Magnus Paul is tasked with the patients of Dortmund Asylum – nine criminally insane souls hidden from the world due to the extremity of their acts. 

Magnus has six weeks to prove them sane for transfer to a maximum-security prison, or label them as incurable and recommend a death sentence under a new government act. 

As Magnus delves into the darkness of the incarcerated minds, his own sanity is challenged. Secrets squeeze through the cracks of the asylum, blurring the line between reality and nightmare, urging Magnus towards a new life of crime…

The rural western town of Dortmund and its inhabitants are the backdrop to the mayhem on the hill. 

It’s Silence of the Lambs meets Shutter Island in this tale of loss, fear and diminishing hope.

My Thoughts

4 Depraved Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟

Criminally insane:

A mental defect or disease that makes it impossible for a person to understand the wrongfulness of his acts or, even if he understands them, to distinguish right from wrong.

If anyone is charge with a crime and is found to be criminally insane they cannot be convicted of the crime.

The character Jack Torrance from the Shining was criminally insane.


criminally insane

.a person who exhibits actions that could be a potential danger to him/herself or others.

The murderer was criminally insane.

This book was SO dark! And that is what is to be expected when you are reading a book about the criminally insane and a doctor with questionable ethics…. now this is where things are sometimes different when we read books that are not set in your own country, the laws are different in the US then other countries… also this is a hypothetical situation… to decide if these inmates are capable of rehabilitation or if they should be put to death… Well according to my above definition by the very definition of criminally insane they are incapable of being rehabilitated… sorry I’m thinking out loud, this book really made me overthink things! It also creeped me out and made me really feeling quiteslimy…. ‘another book that left me feeling as though I really needed to take a shower (and not a cold shower)… from this desolate town, to the disturb characters, to the dark subject matter, this book pulls you in… and nothing was held back! As we got to know these inmates we were introduced to the horrors of their crimes… and a lot of them were quite brutal and gruesome and we got details… The language was also very colorful, these men were not censored…. so if you are not a fan of violence or bad language this might not… OK is not the book for you…

This was a well-done psychological thriller filled with plenty of twists and turns that leant a little to the horror Side of the genre… if this is your thing I strongly encourage you to pick this book up and try to read it while the suns still up!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Dortmund - cjsuttonAuthor Bio –

C.J. Sutton is a writer based in Melbourne, Australia. He holds a Master of Communication with majors in journalism and creative writing, and supports the value of study through correspondence. His fictional writing delves into the unpredictability of the human mind and the fears that drive us.

As a professional writer C.J. Sutton has worked within the hustle and bustle of newsrooms, the competitive offices of advertising and the trenches of marketing. But his interest in creating new characters and worlds has seen a move into fiction, which has always pleaded for complete attention. Dortmund Hibernate is his debut novel.     

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