Mr Todd’s Reckoning: A first-rate serial killer thriller

Posted on April 29, 2019

Iain Maitland’s Mr Todd’s Reckoning, out now, is adrenaline-pumping, creepy and atmospheric – bringing a uniquely British suburban twist to the serial killer genre of crime fiction.

It’s an explosive story of family dysfunction, father–son tension, workplace harassment and psychiatric disorder, by an author with a proven track record of writing incisively and provocatively about mental health.

And it’s already attracting great reviews, with the Daily Mail’s Geoffrey Wansell hailing it as “splendidly creepy” and author Barbara Nadel describing it as “truly scary, a fabulous dive into the mind of a classic, self-justifying psychopath … A fantastic book.”

Book bloggers have also been raving about Mr Todd’s Reckoning:

“Iain Maitland’s prose is sparse, gripping and mesmerising … superbly crafted … spellbinding and gripping. … brilliantly observed … The setting of an ordinary two-bedroomed bungalow in suburbia is genius. Iain Maitland makes sublime use of the concept that none of us knows quite what goes on behind other people’s closed front doors, so that the possibilities presented in Mr Todd’s Reckoning are quite terrifying. … sparkling, mesmerising … absolutely magnificent.” Linda Hill, Linda’s Book Bag

“The characters are brought to life so vividly I could see and smell them … genius … You can’t stop turning the pages … a jaw dropping, atmospheric, creepy and uncomfortable read.” Tracy Fenton, Compulsive Readers Blog

Chilling … compelling … indicates how truly terrifying the human mind can be when it develops a warped perspective … extremely thought provoking and shocking.” Jera’s Jamboree blog