After the launch of my debut novel, THE WATCHER, I'm currently in the process of writing my second crime thriller, THE BOTS- this time about a very different kind of killer.
This killer, murders out of fear and actually wants to stop, though if you think that means this book won't be as dark as THE WATCHER, think again. Sebastian Montferet, the alias my killer goes by at the start of the novel is even more twisted than the antagonist in THE WATCHER, as readers will find out!
Here's the provisional blurb for THE BOTS:
One girl’s disappearance...could unlock the key to a serial killer…
Chief Inspector Jack Grayson is plunged head first into a mystery when a woman is reported missing, having seemingly disappeared without trace.
Finding a clue that could unlock her whereabouts seems an almost impossible feat, but when Grayson’s partner, Inspector Gita Naseem, links the latest disappearance to a pattern of missing women, the case takes a far more sinister turn.
When gruesomely disfigured bodies that match the missing women start turning up, what started out as an ordinary missing person’s case quickly turns into something much darker – a life or death manhunt to apprehend a serial murderer.
Here's the profile I created for Sebastian, and remember if you'd like to check out my first novel, THE WATCHER, you can find the link here: getbook.at/thewatcher
Name: Sebastian Montferet is his latest alias
General physical description: Good looking but nondescript, dark hair, tall, lean build
Type of home/ neighborhood: Affluent
Relationship status: Nearly always in a serious committed relationship for the last decade
Current family: Dead, killed in a car crash, he inherited his rich parents estate
Family background (parents, previous marriages, etc.): Rich
Friends: None, he prefers relationships
Other close relationships: He considers his sex dolls with great regard, as he does his virtual relationships, when he’s not in a relationship. When he is, he transfers his affections to whoever his current girlfriend is.
Relationship with men: Distrustful, he sees them as rivals
Relationship with women: Very, very, very possessive
Job: Property investor/ marketing consultant
Dress style: Well dressed, smart, tasteful. Never flashy or overly trendy
Religion: Non-practising Christian
Attitude to religion: Take it or leave it but wants to believe in something better
Biggest fear: Being alone or not being in a relationship. This guy is the total opposite of a commitment phobe.
Favorite pastimes: Watching films, reading, collecting sex dolls, virtual reality
Hobbies: Virtual reality, his relationships
Favorite sports: Tennis
Favorite foods: Italian
Strongest positive personality trait: Romantic
Strongest negative personality trait: Jealousy
Sense of humor: Ironic
Temper: Slow burning but immense
Consideration for others: Only thinks of others in terms of himself
How other people see him/her: As aloof, hard to get to know, but in a relationship he appears sweet and considerate
Opinion of him/herself: Low but sees himself as a good provider because he is materially wealthy
Other traits: Self-hating, wants to stop killing, believes he will stop when he finds the one
Ambitions: To find his one true love
Philosophy of life: Hope for redemption
Most important thing to know about this character: He’s a serial killer who murders women he gets into relationships with out of fear they will leave him
Will readers like or dislike this character, and why? Dislike because he’s a serial killer.
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