Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Psychologicalthriller – Becoming Insane by Leyla Cardena

Delighted to welcome Leyla Cardena to the Cafe and Bookstore with her psychological thriller Becoming Insane

About the book

When the monsters hiding underneath your bed are much less frightening than the bills you have to pay, the family you have to support, the job you have to find, and the unrealized dreams you cry about, then you know there’s a problem. Especially when you are a full-grown adult in your mid-thirties. It’s 1987. John Crane feels like throwing himself out of the window because of his depression, while his friend Jack Vain has to support his spiraling O.C.D. and panic attacks. Their issues are driving them into a shared psychosis. Without these issues, John and Jack may never have needed to go searching for the demon in the middle of the night, through the mean streets of New York. John Crane’s writings will never be read and discussed, and Jack Vain’s drawings and paintings will never be seen and admired. But the creature is here. It knows them. It wants them. It wants their help. It wants to eat, to touch, to create. It wants to live and be free. It wants to avoid death and become immortal. John and Jack’s creativity looks like the perfect host. As the beast of insanity takes hold, will John and Jack survive their own imaginations?

One of the reviews for the book

Exceptional novel. On the same level as King and Koontz. This psychological thriller is an example of how a skilled writer and story teller should write a novel. Are you interested in mystery, psychology? Are you highly imaginative? Do you enjoy exceptional dialogue? Are you entertained by dream interpretation? Do you enjoy unexpected surprises that arrive unannounced to make your blood run cold? And do you have a genuine interest in short stories? But most importantly do you enjoy a well developed plot, exceptional writing, and unexpected twists and turns making you wanting more. This well developed novel contains everything above I have mentioned. Each element intricately weaved into a highly mysterious story filled with the unexpected. This book will be stored in my memory vault for a long long time. If I could give this a 10 star I would. Definitely belongs along side King’s and Koontz’s best thrillers. Please enjoy the read and be prepared for an unexpected journey. One that you most likely will not forget.

Read the reviews and buy the book: Amazon US –  And: Amazon UK –  And for Epub: Kobo – More reviews: Goodreads

About the author

Leyla Cardena was born on the 2nd of August 1990 in Geneva, Switzerland. Since her childhood, she became fascinated by all creative mediums such as cinema, writing and theater plays, which drove her to write since the age of eleven. At 23, after night school in the domain of Swiss law and working as a corporate assistant, she followed her dream to become an author and wrote her first novel in French titled “Karmicalement Vôtre”, published in France in 2013. She then, in 2019, published her second novel written in English “Becoming Insane”

Connect to Leyla: Amazon US –  And: Amazon UK –  Website: Leyla Cardena –  Facebook: Leyla Cardena Author  – Twitter: @CardenaLeyla


Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share the news of Leyla’s book… thanks Sally.


38 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – New Author on the Shelves – #Psychologicalthriller – Becoming Insane by Leyla Cardena

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