Hollow Man, by Mark Pryor, takes one into the mind of a true psycho. Dominic, while an interesting character, seems predictable from the beginning of the book. I often figure out where a storyline is going after a few chapters, but I had this one pegged early. That doesn't mean I didn't enjoy reading the story unfold, I did. Glimpsing into the mind of an unfeeling human, devoid of much emotion, is intriguing to say the least. The only other character that drew me in was the 'girl in the lime dress' who enchants Dominic to save her little brother. I thought this novel was going to include a bit of terror. There may have been some mental chill, but mystery is a better word to describe the overall story. A good weekend book.
Dominic is a prosecutor, a musician, and an Englishman living in Texas. He's also a psychopath. His main goal is to hide his condition and lead a seemingly normal life in hopes to pay off his debts and become a full-time musician in Austin's club scene. But on one lousy day his carefully-controlled world starts to shatter: he's demoted at work and accused of stealing a fellow musician's song.
He also meets a beautiful woman in a lime green dress--perhaps the biggest threat to his safety of all. At her urging, Dominic hatches a plan to steal a van he knows will be filled with cash. He picks two friends as accomplices, insisting on no guns and no violence. But a security guard catches them in the act and simple theft turns into capital murder.
Cracks start to show in the conspiracy and, with no allegiance to anyone but himself, Dominic has to decide whether to stick by his partners in crime, or let his true nature come out to play.