Brown Books Releases RANSOM'S VOICE, a Psychological Thriller by Gary Dvorkin

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Debut author Gary Dvorkin paints a descriptively dangerous portrait of a young woman caught in a maze of institutional insanity.

Ransom's Voice by Gary Dvorkin (Brown Books Publishing Group, 2016)

Dominique has to navigate her way out of this institutional maze of insanity.

When Gary Dvorkin puts his mind to something, it happens intensely. This Canadian neurologist-turned-fiction-author has a powerful and raw way with words, engaging the reader on a visceral level in his dramatic storytelling. Ransom’s Voice (Brown Books Publishing Group) is a psychological thriller that reads on the page much like the genius creativity of “master of suspense” filmmaker Alfred Hitchcock. There is a flair for narrative, with an uncanny ear for dialogue. Information at times is excruciatingly withheld from both the characters and the reader. The emotions are engaged. The reader asks, “What is going to happen to this woman? How is she going to survive?”

Dvorkin’s main character, Dominique Stein, is a young, beautiful Jewish woman. Her sanity is overly dependent on external cues: she’s chameleon-like. It all explodes. Dvorkin reveals the plot: “Dominique Stein desperately searches to find her way back inside that cozy bubble of sanity she had constructed. Lost, her bearings off and wobbly, her instincts are not functioning. Horrific crimes are committed. Not everyone survives. Dominique is found not guilty by virtue of temporary insanity and sent to a psychiatric prison for women. There she is caught between two polar opposite psychiatrists; Dr. Haddad seems to be kind and reassuring, while Dr. du Chevre is manic and powerful. He offers Dominique the quicker route out. But she must agree to be the subject for his odd research. Dominique has to navigate her way out of this maze of institutional insanity.”

The reader asks which shrink is telling her the truth—or are they both lying to her, manipulating her for their own strange motives? Dominique is caught in a complex psychological web of confusion while trying to survive the random explosive violence of a women’s prison.


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