A Mind of His Own

Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
98 Pages
Reviewed on 08/30/2020
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Author Biography

Callan J. Mulligan was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia.
Writing poems and fiction from a young age, his ambition and imagination took him through several creative careers including Marketing, Music, Film & Television. At the age of 29 he wrote his first published work of fiction, the novella, A Mind of His Own.
Callan lives with his wife on The Gold Coast and spends his time writing, traveling, and dreaming.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sandy Masia for Readers' Favorite

Rowan has been drinking himself into a haze for the past few years. He knows he hasn't always been this way. He knows something happened that made him this way, but, for some reason, he can't remember what it is. Then there are the strange dreams, the strange woman, and a familiar face. What does it all mean? Can he fix what is wrong with him? Can anyone? A Mind of His Own, a psychological thriller, is written by Callan J. Mulligan.

A Mind of His Own is a fantastic story. There is depth, intrigue, and mind-warping content in just under a hundred pages. And it is truly brilliant, the kind of a book worthy of rereading because so much happens. It instantly pulls you in and sends you on a journey with jagged edges, twists, and strangeness that tickle the mind the only way a clever, well-constructed psychological thriller could. A Mind of His Own is cerebral, but it is also heartbreaking. It is like Atonement, Shutter Island, and Black Mirror combined. That is how I would explain my experience when reading this. There is no word or sentence wasted; everything connects, everything matters. Callan J. Mulligan should be applauded for having the discipline to keep things as tight as they are in a story just beckoning to be played with. Good writers know when theme and message should take precedence and when the story should shine; Callan J. Mulligan is one of the few with that sensibility. A Mind of His Own is genius! I look forward to more books by Callan J. Mulligan.

Tyler M.

Was on the edge of my seat! This can be easily read in one day
It's short and keeps you turning the pages with mystery and intrigue. Worth it just for the twist alone but the writing is also very nice. Reminds me of Stephen King or Dean Koontz but with more romance to it - like a poetry to the way things are described instead of the usual suspense kind of stuff.