Read The Only Child Online Free - The #1 internationally bestselling author of The Demonologist radically reimagines the origins of gothic literature’s founding masterpieces—Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula—in a contemporary novel driven by relentless suspense and surprising emotion. This is the story of a man who may be the world’s one real-life monster, and the only woman who has a chance of finding him.
As a forensic psychiatrist at New York’s leading institution of its kind, Dr. Lily Dominick has evaluated the mental states of some of the country’s most dangerous psychotics. But the strangely compelling client she interviewed today—a man with no name, accused of the most twisted crime—struck her as somehow different from the others, despite the two impossible claims he made.
First, that he is more than two hundred years old and personally inspired Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker in creating the three novels of the nineteenth century that define the monstrous in the modern imagination. Second, that he’s Lily’s father. To discover the truth—behind her client, her mother’s death, herself—Dr. Dominick must embark on a journey that will threaten her career, her sanity, and ultimately her life.
Fusing the page-turning tension of a first-rate thriller with a provocative take on where thrillers come from, The Only Child will keep you up until its last unforgettable revelation.
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May 23, 2017
The Only Child started out as improbably as to mock the tradition of true Gothic fiction. The tension and “horror” seemed contrived from the very start, placed into our minds by the forced narration of the author, not by circumstance, not by the skilled hand that every reader searches for to guid...
March 12, 2017
Thank you to the author, who provided my school with an advanced signed copy, which allowed me to get my greedy hands on it.
Andrew Pyper’s newest release, “The Only Child” is about fathers and daughters, demonic secrets, and characters from the folklore we know so well.
Dr. Lily Dominick is a f...
April 14, 2017
Ack!! The hardest review to write? One for a book that is well written but just not a genre you particularly enjoy reading. It’s simply a case of a slight mismatch between book & reader, for which I take full responsibility. So here’s the deal. I’ll tell you what I did like & why...
May 24, 2017
I loved the thought of a man who inspired Mary Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Bram Stoker to write their famous books about Frankenstein, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and Dracula. That's really the very thing that made me want to read the book. It sounded so mysterious and f...
March 20, 2017
The Only Child is . . . well, it's a lot of things, and I think that might be the problem. Andrew Pyper weaves what could have been an entirely satisfying gothic horror story, but then dilutes it with the trappings of a contemporary psychological thriller, drags it down with a 'hunter' subplot th...
February 25, 2017
This novel had me hooked from the start and could and in my opinion should,be come one of the great gothic novels of our generation,an amazing read highly recommended this,would of give ten stars if I could.
June 23, 2017
3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2017/06/23/...
Last year I had the distinct pleasure of reading The Damned, a chilling psychological horror that immediately landed Andrew Pyper on my must-read authors list. It was thus with great excitement that I approached his newes...
February 25, 2017
I knew before asking for this book that Mr. Pyper had a gothic taste and could deliver a darkly atmospheric thriller layered with visual scenes. “The Only Child”, is a mesmerizing journey and a brilliantly crafted intrigue into the heart of a monster and the only woman who had a chance of discove...
March 19, 2017
As soon as I read the blurb for this book, it moved to the top of my wish list and I was thrilled to get an ARC to read. I read it immediately, dismissing dozens of others in my TBR pile. Was it worth the rush? In a word: yes. Move it to the top of your 2017 "must read" pile right now.
I love goth...
June 10, 2017
I can appreciate what the author was trying to do, and sometimes it almost worked. But never quite enough, for me at least.
Not a terrible book but it never crossed the line into "horror" and left me quite disappointed.