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The Devil Aspect

Narrated by: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (26 ratings)
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Summary

Six confined psychopaths. A killer on the loose.   

1935. As Europe prepares itself for a calamitous war, six homicidal lunatics - the so-called 'Devil's Six' - are confined in a remote castle asylum in rural Czechoslovakia. Each patient has their own dark story to tell, and Dr Viktor Kosárek, a young psychiatrist using revolutionary techniques, is tasked with unlocking their murderous secrets.  

At the same time, a terrifying killer known as 'Leather Apron' is butchering victims across Prague. Successfully eluding capture, it would seem his depraved crimes are committed by the devil himself. Maybe they are...and what links him with the insane inmates of the Castle of the Eagles? Only the devil knows. And it is up to Viktor to find out.   

©2019 Craig Russell (P)2019 Hachette Audio UK

Critic reviews

"Deep, dark, and twisty...a gripping masterpiece of a thriller!" (Alex Grecian, New York Times best-selling author of The Yard

"A superior thriller, at once stylish, absorbing and compulsive...a taut and chilling tale, expertly crafted...I was gripped from the very first page right up to that haunting denouement." (Laura Carlin, author of The Wicked Cometh)  

"A Gothic masterpiece in psychological horror and creeping dread, The Devil Aspect is as disturbing as it is compelling. Be prepared to read it in one sitting - and to sleep with the lights on for a long time to come." (Neil Broadfoot, author of No Man's Land)

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European folk law meets dark analogy

Painstakingly researched and highly detailed. And as relevant today as much as in 1936 Czechoslovakia, when it is set. I liked its references to 1888 London and Jack the Ripper as well as the many references back to Mediaeval folk law and history. And though I spotted the twist in the tale well before it arrived it didn't spoil what came later.
Is the Devil's greatest trick that he has convinced us he doesn't exist..? I still don't know even after this listen...

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A Great story brought to life by a great story teller, I thoroughly recommend the book.