567. REVIEW: Split Indecision ~ Pierre Bateau ~ Thriller


Title: Split Indecision
Author: Pierre Bateau
Website of Author: http://www.splitindecision.com
Publisher: iUniverse
Website of Publisher: www.iuniverse.com
Genre: Thriller
Publication date: 2006
Length: 266 pages
Format: Paperback


Psychologically unstable Elizabeth Livingstone hates men, and believes she has good reason to do so. She has a half brother, Jacob, of whom she holds his father accountable for her mother's terminal illness. Out for revenge and the gain of the family fortune, she uses Jacob in an intricate plot to see justice done. Jacob, however, is not without his own problems, and is seeing a clinical psychologist, AJ Taylor, to help get over the trauma of the death of both his parents. AJ was recommended to him by Elizabeth, and it's all part of her plan to deem him unfit, and gain control of his inheritance.

Suspicious of Elizabeth's motives for helping him, Jacob decides to pull himself together and find answers. As he does, Elizabeth's scheme appears to be slowly backfiring, when he uncovers two very different sides to his half sister. Messing with her could prove fatal. Her multiple personalities, which have stemmed from her inability to handle life on her own and are gaining strength, and threaten to explode out of control as each day passes, unless Jacob can put a stop to her self-destruction, and inevitably him.

Pierre Bateau has packed a lot into one story, ranging from horror, thriller to romance. A fun read, with some great tension, only slightly marred by the fact that this multiple first person point of view could be quite confusing at times - especially since one of the main areas focussed on is a split personality. If stories written in such a viewpoint are your thing, there is no reason not to enjoy this elaborate tale of suspense and intrigue. I would love to see this debut novel picked up by a publisher, and given a little TLC. They could really have something here!

Author Bio:


Pierre Bateau is a 22 year veteran of the Armed forces. He picked up his pen for the first time with the intent to write a novel in High School. Since then he has written three books for the enjoyment of family and friends. Today he brings to us his debut novel for the rest of the world; Split Indecision. With expert timing and exquisite detail Pierre weaves a wicked web that holds you right where he wants you. His writing style is unique. His favourite technique is the use of first person and non-linear storytelling. He expertly tells one story at a time and then slowly weaves the lives of his characters together bringing you the reader along with them. As wild as his stories get, there is always purpose and profound thought provoking circumstances that bring the characters situations right to your doorstep as you think about how their lives are so close to yours. He lives amongst family and life long friends in San Diego California.


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