2015 Writer's Digest Award Winner in Genre Fiction
A high-school reunion in a South Florida town unburies the past (literally), launching a tormented, lottery-winning surfer with a terrible secret on a twisted journey of mayhem and mystery through the Sunshine State in search of a missing woman. Heart and dark humor combine with nail-biting action and suspense in this unhinged tale of revenge, redemption, and love, where everyone has something to hide and nothing is what it seems.
"The characters are brilliantly constructed, each one with their own quirks and flaws that might seem unbelievable handled by a less adept writer. The dark humor is witty and serves to lessen the tension in all the right ways before it heightens again. ... PSYCHO-TROPICS effortlessly captures the wonderful eccentricities of life in South Florida (not to mention in other parts of the state) and offers a dose of oddball humor." -- IndieReader Reviews (Official Seal of Approval)
"An engaging thriller with plenty of humor, good characterization, and a memorable villain ..." -- Kirkus Reviews
“There are so many things to rave about with this book. ... But top of my list is that Psycho-Tropics is reminiscent of all the top hardboiled crime writers I love (think Hammett and Woolrich) but with a darker, more humorous edge. …. An outstanding debut novel with a lot of heart and soul. So much so it’s going in my top 10 reads for being an example of how good indie novels can be.” — Rupert Dreyfuss, Author of Spark and The Rebel’s Sketchbook.
"Psycho-Tropics is like riding Pipeline with a hangover. It's jaw dropping, heart thumping and addictively exhilarating, but with a hint of disorientation, dizziness and an unsettled stomach. But by the end you'll be smiling ear to ear and bursting to tell your mates how good it was." -- Andrew Norton, Surfer Dad UK