The latest work from award-winning writer Deer Lee, this offbeat thriller topped Taiwan’s Kingstone and Books.com.tw bestseller lists.
The world changed forever with the appearance of the “psychers”: people whose mental disorders unlock superhuman abilities within them. The realms of science, international relations, and crime were utterly transformed by these powerful individuals who became highly coveted assets. Chi Ching-Hsia is the only person who understands how to produce new psychers, and she disappeared two years ago following a deadly massacre.
Her younger sister, Chi Yu-Tung and a boy named Chi Wu were the only survivors. Currently imprisoned in the subaquatic “psychers institute” where the massacre took place, they are racing to relocate Chi Ching-Hsia when murder strikes the facility again. Now Chi Wu must use his synaesthetic powers to try and uncover the killer before they can claim any more victims. As their investigation leads them deeper into the past, Chi Wu and Chi Yu-Tung realize that the events of two years ago are not all that they seem – and that Chi Ching-Hsia may still be somehow involved in the present-day danger they are facing.
In I Scare Myself Sometimes, Deer Lee extrapolates a fantasy world from the minutia of mental disorder to produce a zany thriller that remains rooted in the real world.