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After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him. He finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. What happened to his wife, Lisa? Where is Lea? Why can't he remember what happened?

Meanwhile, Jerry is dangerous and unpredictable. He envisions a world where boundaries are
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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published August 2019
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Aakanksha
A Predator and A Psychopath by Jay Kerk is a dark psychological thriller based on sexual violence and abusive behavior. The author draws inspiration from real stories and sums up it in a mind-blowing way.

Jason Stankovic works in a Cyber firm as a Chief Financial Officer. He has a lovely wife named Lisa, and two kids, Lea and Matthew. The story starts when Jason found himself in a rehabilitation center and didn't remember the last few months of his life. He was accused of having an affair with s
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Linda Strong
Aug 29, 2019 rated it it was ok

Let me start by saying the only thing I like about this book ... is the cover.

Jason is residing in a mental institution. He remembers nothing of how he got there ... or why. Supposedly his wife killed their daughter and he then killed his wife. A son is missing.

Jerry has a love/hate relationship with underage girls. He stalks, he manipulates, looking for his soulmate with a penchant for self-satisfying sex.

It's dark and disturbing and I could not relate to the characters at all. There were no re
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Bookworm
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
1.5 stars The first few chapters caught my attention. I was intrigued...a man with amnesia in a psychiatric centre. Something bad has happened to land him there...what is going on??? But then the circumstances are quickly revealed and a whole new (despicable and uninteresting) character is introduced. At first I was confused, then I was disgusted, and then I was bored. The writing felt rushed and superficial. Too much internal dialogue at times. Not enough suspense or character development. I fe ...more
Lisa *OwlBeSatReading*
'She attracted me, but I didn’t know if her magnetism was because I hadn’t had sex for a year. Like grocery shopping when you’re hungry—it’s not recommended.'

It took me a little while to finish A Predator and a Psychopath because I went on holiday for a week. I had every intention of continuing and finishing this while I was away, but due to very hot weather and far too much fun both in and out of the sun, I didn't pick it up again until I got back home.

I did read a handful of chapters on the p
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
I just can't do it. I cannot read this book which I have abandoned at 25%. I just don't care... *sigh* ...more
Glen
This book was different from other books I have read. Unfortunately the ending left me wanting more. There were a lot of loose strings that needed to be resolved/cleaned up. Dispite that complaint, Jay Kert did an outstanding job of painting both the predator and the psychopath characters.

Jason has a large gape of memory missing. He had been accused of killing his wife, and sleeping with his daughter, killed by mom when she found out. We don't know what is true about these circumstances, but we
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Sara
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-stars, thrillers
First of all big thanks to Jay Kerk for bringing this book to my attention.

I went into this not sure what to expect and after one chapter I was hooked.

It drew me in immediately. The characters were so well written. In fact the writing was perfect. I've been known to be a bit of a writing snob, so me not having any complaints is pretty big. There were no grammar mistakes and very few typos which made the book very easy to read. No re-reading to figure out what the sentence was supposed to say.
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Lel Budge
This starts with Jason, he’s in a psychiatric hospital after an event he cannot remember. Gradually, with the help of Dr Thompson he starts to cope with the knowledge his daughter Lea had been shot by her mother, his wife, Lisa. Lisa was also killed….was it Jason?

The story then jumps to Jerry, and this is the most unpleasant part of the story. He is a sexual predator, with a liking for underage girls. He also manages to install cameras in student housing and spies and follows them constantly. Th
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peggy
Jason has been accused of murdering his wife and incest with his daughter. No evidence was found and he is committed for treatment. Andy is a hunter hates and loves women and has a penchant for underage girls. From the first page I was hooked and read this book in one sitting. This book is dark and disturbing, delving into the psyche of such depraved minds. The hunt, the grooming and the anger. In places I was too upset to read more and had to walk away.
This author is brilliant at what he does
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Guy Wheatley
This is a story of two converging lives. The protagonist awakens in a mental rehabilitation center. We follow him through the first quarter of the book as he makes uncertain progress. He is told that he had sex with his daughter, then eventually killed his wife after she killed the daughter. A son has mysteriously disappeared. He is convinced that he did not commit the crime and has to fake acceptance and recovery. He is eventually released as the books jumps to the antagonist. The jump happened ...more
Amanda Bedingfield
Sep 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksirens
Disclaimer: I received an advance review copy for free from BookSirens, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
This was one of the darkest things I have read at least all year. This story was emotionally hard hitting from start to finish. On top of some dismal characters, this plot follows a strange path. I personally found myself questioning all characters and what to believe, what was reality. It held dark, evil imagery and creates a sickness in your stomach the whole time you’re involved.
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Siobhan
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I love a good psychological thriller, and Jay Kerk’s A Predator and A Psychopath seemed like the perfect book for me. I was eager to dive in and was sucked in by the first chapter.

The first chapter had me hooked, it opened my mind to so many possibilities. There were countless ways in which the story could play out, and I was desperate to see how everything came together. Although it was interesting and had me guessing, I found it difficult to get into the story.

I’m going to be honest and say I
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Denise
Aug 11, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Note: aspects of this novel can be very disturbing. The following are mentioned, discussed, described in detail, or hinted at -- pedophilia, abuse, incest, rape, stalking, invasion of privacy, and sexual activity both on and off page. Much of it was extremely distasteful.

What it's about: This book is divided into narratives by two main characters, Jason and Jerry. Both speak in the first person so be sure to check which one is speaking. Jason Stankovic is confined to Jackson's Psychiatric Functi
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Nusrat Mahmood
Jay Kerk brings a twisted and disturbing tale of thriller through Jason and Jerry. I appreciate the first few chapters on Jason, the protagonist who is accused of having sexual relation with his own daughter and murders of his wife and son. Lack of detailing yet the direct sucking to the plot holds my attention from the first page. The author very cleverly used Jason's chapter to attract the reader to his book.Jason claimed to be innocent and his lost memory regards the events makes the story ve ...more
Jenn
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-r2r-books
So this was definitely worth the title, Jay did a really good job of bringing the characters to life and showing the inside of a pedophile’s mind how sick they really are. Jerry was one sick man with a God complex and I have to say I was glad that Jason found him in the end and put an end to his madness. Jason was framed for a crime I believe he didn’t commit and had to go through therapy. The pain he went through to remember what happened was heartbreaking and I felt it was unfair to him how he ...more
Jen Juenke
This is a hard book to review. There was so many things running through my mind while I was reading it. The ending had NO resolution to the main story. I was left perplexed as to Jay's main storyline...that his daughter and wife were murdered and his son taken.
Yet that was NOT the main story. It seemed like it was a sidenote and only used to push the main character along.
At the end, NOTHING was resolved.
Plus I felt that the author threw in the three women at the end without giving us a good fra
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Cathy
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Predator and a Psychopath by Jay Kerk

Holy Crap what a book! Very very disturbing and oh so hard to put down once you start this roller-coaster of a ride! This book is about exactly what the title promises you , you will meet Jason a man who is in a psych hospital for killing his wife, who after supposedly finding out he is sleeping with his daughter she kills her in a fit of rage only problem Jason remembers nothing....then there is Jerry who likes young girls and has a libido of......I'm not
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CloudOfThoughts_Books Keirstin
A Predator and a Psychopath by Jay Kerk is a good book! Liked the character and overall story was interesting!

Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for an arc copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Ashley
Aug 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
WARNING: This book is NOT for the faint-hearted. It is filled with disturbing imagery and is basically a look into the mind of a psychopath. There is rape, murder, kidnapping, and pedophilia. It's a very harsh reminder of the horrors in the world.

Synopsis:
The book follows two men, Jason and Jerry.

It is told in parts, with Part 1 being Jason's perspective, Part 2 being Jerry's perspective, etc. There are 5 parts.

Jason wakes up in a mental facility with no recollection of how he got there. He last
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Kimberly Hicks
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Mature Readers
Recommended to Kimberly by: Net Galley
Shelves: read-on-kindle
Every now and again you stumble upon a rare find in a novel. And I’m happy to say that I’ve found that diamond in the rough.

Jason Stankovic is living a lie. Or what he perceives to be a lie. He’s been committed to a mental facility for reasons unknown to him. Of course, you aren’t just locked up in that type of facility for the hell of it, so why on earth was he committed there?

On the other side of town, take Jerry, who is a building handyman of sorts. His job isn’t that hard to do—in fact he f
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Elle Love Books
Aug 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
THE BEST MIND FUCK BOOK I HAVE READ IN A WHILE!!!

I didn't know where to start with this review, because I didn't know in what state was my mind after I read it. 

I knew I needed some time before I sat down and write my thoughts. I needed some time to think what I will write and how I will write it so I don't give anything away. I always try my reviews to be spoiler free so here, again I will try and do my best. 

I gave myself a day to calm down my mind from what I read. All day my thoughts revolv
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Ian Miller
Writing a novel has several aspects. The first is to have a good concept, and here Kerk, who is presenting his first book to the public, has an excellent concept, and the plot is such that it could have been a brilliant book. However, another part is execution, and this lets it down somewhat. This makes this review difficult to write because I have to remind myself that maybe I see too much of what might have been and should concentrate on what is. My first problem is with the title, which has a ...more
laura8759
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
Thank you so much to jay kerk for the pdf download of your book a predator a psychopath : A dark and twisted psychological thriller about the book .

"The plot is graphic and unapologetic....a novel for those who really have the stomach," Readers' Favorite.
After Jason is committed to a mental institution, he begins to uncover things he never knew before or things his mind shut out to protect him. Under the care of the facility's doctors, he finds himself questioning what's real and what's not. W
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Jdlreads
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book reminds me of some of the books I've read before. But still, it was very interesting from start until the end.

I will try to keep this review spoiler-free.

This book has two main characters. Jason and Jerry. The Psychopath and the Predator.

Jason was confused. He couldn't remember things from his past. He was frustrated, because he couldn't remember what happened to his family. He was trying to move on with his life while trying to decipher who killed his family and trying to find where h
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Donna Hines
Aug 22, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, arc
When rating books there's the plot and the execution and for me the latter fell short.
While I have knowledge in this subject matter as a malignant narcissist survivor of a psychopath I don't believe that swayed the feeling that this was ultimately between a 3-4 star review.
The problems I had with this was the title as it's ambiguity leaving readers wondering is this one person with two personas or two different individuals Jason and Jerry respectively.
I married and happily divorced a character l
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SpareTheBS
Jason is in a psychiatric hospital because of the murder of his wife and daughter. He doesn't remember killing them and believes that he's innocent because he loved them and would never hurt them. He eventually remembers that he has a son through countless therapy lessons. What happened to his son? Did he kill him also?

Jerry is a sexual predator, a "hunter" of young children. To him the younger the better. He is obsessed with sex and needs a release MANY times a day. He stalks his victims, watc
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Janice Lombardo
Jul 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jason finds himself confined to a psychiatric institution. he has lost memory of the past months. Soon, he finds out that his wife, Lisa, and daughter, Lea, have been killed. His doctor leads him to the conclusion that he (Jason) has been more aware of what has been going on than he thinks. Also, Jason and Lea may have been having an intimate relationship...

Then we meet Jerry - a "hypersexual" misfit who likes his girls young. Jerry uses the dark web for a number of things - among them talking t
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Stan Dunn
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
I don't know how Kerk did it, but the characters of Jason and Jerry are expertly crafted. In the first part of the book, you are lead to believe that Jason is institutionalized for the murder of his family and the picture painted is all too believable. Next, the reader is presented with the predator Jerry, his conversations with his therapist and graphic details of him acting out. There was a whole section of the book where I could not figure out what was happening or how these two would be brou ...more
Jessica
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not for the soft hearted is certainly an accurate description of this book. It is gritty and intense in its descriptions of Jerry and Jason and how their lives unfold. We first meet Jason as he is in a session with a doctor in a psychiatric ward and trying to figure out his missing memories and how he ended up there. Pretty quickly, it is established that something is amiss. And slowly he convinces himself that he is fulfilling a higher purpose. When we meet Jerry, he is portrayed as a hypersexu ...more
Lel Budge
This starts with Jason, he’s in a psychiatric hospital after an event he cannot remember. Gradually, with the help of Dr Thompson he starts to cope with the knowledge his daughter Lea had been shot by her mother, his wife, Lisa. Lisa was also killed….was it Jason?

The story then jumps to Jerry, and this is the most unpleasant part of the story. He is a sexual predator, with a liking for underage girls. He also manages to install cameras in student housing and spies and follows them constantly. Th
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