Dr Olivia Winter - The Mind of a Murderer (Dr Olivia Winter, Book 1)

By Michael Wood

The best person to understand a serial killer is one of his victims.

Meet Dr Olivia Winter.

‘I was hooked from the first page… mind-blowing’ Angela Marsons

‘Chilling, unnerving [and] pacey’ John Marrs

Guaranteed to chill the blood’ David Jackson

‘A searingly intense, utterly captivating character-driven thriller, and destined to be one of 2024’s most memorable pieces of crime fiction’ B P Walter

‘Perfectly paced – intriguing and relentless through to a pitch perfect conclusion’ Will Shindler


Dr Olivia Winter is a forensic psychologist whose job is to understand the minds of serial killers. There’s only one monster she can’t understand, her father.


Notorious and brutal, he held a reign of terror until he was caught. His nine-year-old daughter was supposed to be his last victim, but she survived.


Now, a serial killer is stalking the streets of London. As the body count rises, the police need Olivia’s help to profile him before he can strike again. But to do so, she will need to confront her own demons…

The pulse-pounding brand new thriller from the bestselling author of the Matilda Darke series is available now!


Are you ready to join Olivia Winter as she takes on the hunt for a serial killer?

‘A master of horror and suspense’

‘This twisty tale of murder and mayhem is mind-blowing’


‘Definitely not for the faint-hearted’


‘So compulsive’

‘Full of twists you didn’t see coming’

‘The very definition of a deftly paced, high stakes thriller’

‘A must-read’

‘Excellent plotting’

‘I’ll be surprised if I read a better book this year’

‘My heart was in my mouth’

‘I could not put it down’

‘Real characters, fast plot and dark side’

Format: Digital download
Release Date: 28 Mar 2024
Pages: None
ISBN: 978-0-00-861885-8
Michael Wood is a freelance journalist and proofreader living in Newcastle. As a journalist he covered many crime stories throughout Sheffield, gaining first-hand knowledge of police procedure. He also reviews books for CrimeSquad, a website dedicated to crime fiction.

”'Dark, devious and shot through with a mounting sense of tense unease, this is Michael Wood at his best.” - Neil Broadfoot

”'As cosy as a hug from Jeffrey Dahmer” - David Jackson

”'Michael Wood gets better with every book” - Alex Marwood

”'A razor sharp, taut and totally terrific crime thriller” - Louise Swanson

”'Another chilling read from Michael Wood - nobody is better at taking the reader on a skin-crawling journey into the psychotic mind of a serial killer!” - M. K. Hill

”'A compulsive plot [with] razor-edged scenes” - Dan Malakin

”'An unsettling psychological thriller with some genuinely shocking moments” - M K Murphy

”'Blurs the line between killer fandom and forensic work… an intellectual showdown” - Matt Wesolowski

”'Olivia Winter is addictive, flawed and fascinating… tense, terrifying and with more twists than you can shake a blood-stained carving knife at” - Lisa Cutts