BISAC: Fiction / Suspense
Tatum Soaren is troubled.
After his parents die in a tragic auto accident, Tatum develops dissociative identity disorder—and one of his alter egos is a killer. Known to Dr. Tristyn Holmes of the United Hospital’s psych ward as Landon, his power continues to grow until the good doctor tries one last ditch effort to subdue the murderous personality. Her treatment a success, she buries Landon deep within Tatum’s subconscious, freeing him to live a normal life. What she doesn’t know, however, is that Landon made a friend in the psych ward named Calvin, an unbalanced young man whose love for killing matches his own.
When Dr. Holmes becomes the head of the psychology department at the University of Minnesota, Tatum becomes her student—and once again her patient. His persistent nightmares have changed, however, and Dr. Holmes is convinced that he shares a special gift with the dangerous Landon…when Robin, Tatum’s love interest, discovers the doctor’s dead body early before campus office hours. Determined to find the killer, Tatum and Robin investigate, as Reddick, a detective on the verge of retirement, is also hot on the trail. All roads lead to one as Landon, Calvin, Tatum, Robin, and Reddick converge on the truth in one final, deadly confrontation.
Dark, gritty, and full of almost unbearable suspense, Sigh’s first installment of his Files of Tatum Soaren series is a relentlessly intense thriller full of extraordinary terror. Marked by sharp turns and mind-bending twists, his fast-paced plotting and tight, spare prose, Torn in Two is one of the year’s must-read psychological thrillers.