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THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS, by Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Excerpt

THE BOY WHO COULD SEE DEMONS, by Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Excerpt

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Bestselling author Carolyn Jess-Cooke has written a brilliant novel of suspense that delves into the recesses of the human mind and soul—perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Lisa Unger. The Boy Who Could See Demons follows a child psychologist who comes up against a career-defining case—one that threatens to unravel her own painful past and jeopardizes the life of a boy who can see the impossible.

Dr. Anya Molokova, a child psychiatrist, is called in to work at MacNeice House, an adolescent mental health treatment center. There she is told to observe and assess Alex Connolly, a keenly intelligent, sensitive ten-year-old coping with his mother’s latest suicide attempt. Alex is in need of serious counseling: He has been harming himself and others, often during blackouts. At the root of his destructive behavior, Alex claims, is his imaginary “friend” Ruen, a cunning demon who urges Alex to bend to his often violent will.

But Anya has seen this kind of behavior before—with her own daughter, Poppy, who suffered from early-onset schizophrenia. Determined to help Alex out of his darkness, Anya begins to treat the child. But soon strange and alarming coincidences compel Anya to wonder: Is Alex’s condition a cruel trick of the mind? Or is Ruen not so make-believe after all? The reality, it turns out, is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.

A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Boy Who Could See Demons sets out to challenge the imagination and capture the way life takes unexpected turns. In the best storytelling tradition, it leaves the reader changed.
Bestselling author Carolyn Jess-Cooke has written a brilliant novel of suspense that delves into the recesses of the human mind and soul—perfect for fans of Gillian Flynn and Lisa Unger. The Boy Who Could See Demons follows a child psychologist who comes up against a career-defining case—one that threatens to unravel her own painful past and jeopardizes the life of a boy who can see the impossible.

Dr. Anya Molokova, a child psychiatrist, is called in to work at MacNeice House, an adolescent mental health treatment center. There she is told to observe and assess Alex Connolly, a keenly intelligent, sensitive ten-year-old coping with his mother’s latest suicide attempt. Alex is in need of serious counseling: He has been harming himself and others, often during blackouts. At the root of his destructive behavior, Alex claims, is his imaginary “friend” Ruen, a cunning demon who urges Alex to bend to his often violent will.

But Anya has seen this kind of behavior before—with her own daughter, Poppy, who suffered from early-onset schizophrenia. Determined to help Alex out of his darkness, Anya begins to treat the child. But soon strange and alarming coincidences compel Anya to wonder: Is Alex’s condition a cruel trick of the mind? Or is Ruen not so make-believe after all? The reality, it turns out, is more terrifying than anything she has ever encountered.

A rich and deeply moving page-turner, The Boy Who Could See Demons sets out to challenge the imagination and capture the way life takes unexpected turns. In the best storytelling tradition, it leaves the reader changed.

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Published by: Random House Publishing Group on Jul 16, 2013
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THEBOYWHOCOULDSEEDEMONS
A NOVEL
CAROLYN JESS-COOKE
 
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The 
 
Boy 
 
Who 
 
Could 
 
See 
 
Demons 
is a work of fiction.Names, characters, places, and incidents either arethe product of the author’s imagination or areused fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons,living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.Copyright © 2012 by Carolyn Jess-Cooke All rights reserved.Published in the United States by Delacorte Press,an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group,a division of Random House, Inc., New York.D
ELACORTE
P
RESS
and the H
OUSE
colophonare registered trademarks of Random House, Inc.Originally published in the United Kingdom in paperback by Piatkus, an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group,London, in 2012.Grateful acknowledgment is made to Wake Forest University Press for permission to reprint “Belfast Confetti” from
Belfast Confetti 
by Ciaran Carson, copyright © 1989 by Ciaran Carson.Reprinted by permission of Wake Forest University Press.Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication DataJess-Cooke, CarolynThe boy who could see demons: a novel/Carolyn Jess-Cooke.p. cm.ISBN 978-0-345-53653-2 eBook ISBN 978-0-345-53654-9 1. Women psychiatrists—Fiction. 2. Children—Death—Fiction. 3. Grief—Fiction. 4. Delusions—Fiction.5. Northern Ireland—Fiction. 6. Psychological fiction.I. Title.PR6110.E78B69 2013823'92—dc23 2012038953Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper www.bantamdell.com246897531First U.S. EditionBook design by Elizabeth A. D. Eno

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