Book Title: Messages, A Psychological Thriller
Key elements/concepts in the story are madness, violence, obsessive-compulsive disorder (specifically with numbers), murder.
James Smith (protagonist/antagonist) is average build, dark hair
Lacey (James girlfriend) is blond
Riddel is a cop who helps James 'investigate' a mysterious object, possibly a figment of James troubled mind
Archer (protagonist) is sixteen and typical goth/skater type kid
Henry (antagonist/protagonist) is the anti-hero, hero; average build, dark hair, brother to Archer
James Smith is receiving messages.
Fired from his job, his girlfriend on the verge of leaving him, barely keeping his life in order, James’ unyielding insistence on following the signs and putting together the clues brings him to the answer…and it changes everything.
Hindered by flashbacks to a barely remembered babyhood at the hands of a criminally insane mother, James forges ahead, committing acts he’d never have thought himself capable, from shadowing a local teen, to kidnapping, to a murderous confrontation–all over the object of his desire.
When he partners with a mysterious cop named Riddel, James is certain he will not only bring everything out into the open, but also convince his girlfriend Lacey that she is central to his quest. And she is, but in a way they are all unable to foresee.