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Trance

(2019)
(The first book in the Alex Madison series)
A novel by

 
 
His victims are powerless. He is in control. This is his revenge - and he's only just begun.

Three university scientists are found dead in a gruesome murder-suicide, and the only suspect in the case, Victor Lazar, is quickly captured. When the spate of violent suicides follows him to prison he is moved to solitary confinement, reserved for the highest-risk inmates. And then his assigned psychologist inexplicably takes his own life.

Alex Madison, a former forensic psychologist turned private therapist, is brought in to interview Victor. He suspects that Victor is controlling his victims, somehow coaxing them into a suggestive trance. It seems like science fiction, but as Alex digs deeper he uncovers a frightening reality of secret research and cruel experimentation - and the perpetrators are closer to home than he could ever have imagined.

Too late, Alex learns the true extent of what Victor is capable of - and who he's after. With everything he holds dear at risk, can Alex take control of a dangerous mind - before it takes control of him?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Fast, furious, and very scary, Trance is a hugely enjoyable and original thriller. Adam’s going to be a one to watch." - Simon Kernick

"A brilliantly original idea, with a terrifying villain at its heart." - Claire McGowan

"A tense, original thriller that perfectly blends the nail-biting suspense and shocks of Silence of the Lambs and Shutter Island." - John Marrs

"Trance is a creepy, dark, and highly original debut. I couldn’t put it down!" - Victoria Selman


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Used availability for Adam Southward's Trance

Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: Trance (Alex Madison)
Author(s): Adam Southward
ISBN: 1-5420-9365-1 / 978-1-5420-9365-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Trance (Alex Madison)
Author(s): Adam Southward
ISBN: 1-5039-5866-3 / 978-1-5039-5866-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Trance
Author(s): Adam Southward
ISBN: 1-72137-158-3 / 978-1-72137-158-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Trance
Author(s): Adam Southward
ISBN: 1-72137-159-1 / 978-1-72137-159-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Trance: Alex Madison, Book 1
Author(s): Adam Southward
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   


July 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Trance: Alex Madison, Book 1
Author(s): Adam Southward
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Trance: Alex Madison, Book 1
Author(s): Adam Southward
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


July 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trance: Alex Madison, Book 1
Author(s): Adam Southward
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trance (Alex Madison Book 1)
Author(s): Adam Southward
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU