‘Descent into Madness’ draws on experience of psychologist-author

Share Article

New psychological thriller by Dr. Jeffrey Donner explores dark mind

News Image

Exploring a tangled mind, clinical psychologist Jeffrey Donner wrote a new psychological thriller, “Descent into Madness” (published by Abbott Press).

Dr. Edgar Green is an egotistical psychiatrist trying to rejuvenate his dying practice by taking on an unusual case. He begins treating a woman who lives in a self-imposed prison. His client’s resolve to get better seems to strengthen even as Edgar’s life and business deteriorates.

At the same time that Edgar is trying to help his client through her issues, the city is in the wake of a series of arsons that remain a mystery. The more Edgar unearths about his client’s troubled mind, the more he realizes she might have a key role in the fires that continue to plague the city.

In this excerpt from “Descent into Madness,” the arsonist describes his feelings:

“When I was young I could burn my skin to relieve the tension. Feeling the scribing would divert my anger, satisfy the need. But recently…I must admit my weakness…my control has wavered. As I grow older, my domination has become more tenuous. I am slipping. I can’t decide if the enjoyment of the flames had just peaked my voyeurism to the point that I must have it. The need seems to gain momentum as I age. It grows like a bastard child within my womb, terrorizing me from within. Pounding at my temples until I set the beautiful fire.”

Descent into Madness
By Dr. Jeffrey Donner
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 428 pages | ISBN 9781458214485
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 428 pages | ISBN 9781458214461
E-Book | 428 pages | ISBN 9781458214478
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Jeffrey Donner is a clinical psychologist who has managed a practice for more than 30 years. He consults with a number of local agencies, supervises other therapists and works with trauma survivors. He currently lives in Upstate New York.

Abbott Press, a division of Writer’s Digest – the oldest and most respected publisher devoted to the education and advancement of writers – is an indie-publishing imprint dedicated to helping writers bring their literary vision to print. Author Solutions, LLC, a leader in indie book publishing, will fulfill publishing, sales, and marketing services for Abbott Press. For more information, or to begin publishing a book today, log on to abbottpress.com or call 866-697-5310.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Marketing Services
Abbott Press
+1 866-697-5310
Email >
Visit website