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A very different book, I would say. It was a psychological thriller where the suspense ebbed and flowed like the waves. And I was standing alone on the beach long after the tide moved far away.
Psychologist Dr. Alicia Rees met the patient Luke Ferro outside her office, having a panic attack. She helped him through it, and their sessions started which led them to the edge of the cliff…
My first book by the author Deborah Serani, at less than 200 pages, it was short yet read long. The reveals by the patient kept me horrified. The professional ethics soon came to play, and they made the plot twist its course and change my views. Quite a few were unexpected.
I have to be honest. I needed more in the characterization of the main character as I longed to understand what and why of Alicia. I found the book far more enjoyable when I let go of my expectation and read it like a novella.
I even woke up in the middle of the night in between my precious sleep just to complete it. The book demanded to be read and know the story in its entirety.
The concepts and dilemma and decisions were great, I found myself cheering Alicia on. Overall, the book was fun, it kept me gripped to my kindle by the strings of my fear.
I received a free ARC from Dorothy and the author, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.
All my reviews can be read here
Deborah Serani is the author of the award-winning nonfiction books, “Living with Depression,” “Depression and Your Child: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers” and “Depression in Later Life” published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Her debut psychological suspense thriller “The Ninth Session,” published by TouchPoint Press arrives in paperback and ebook on September 27, 2019. And her first in a series of children’s picture books, “Sometimes When I’m Sad,” by Free Spirit Publishing arrives in 2020.
Dr. Deborah Serani is a senior professor at Adelphi University and a go-to media expert. She has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. The recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named after her.
An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that brings a unique mix of Psychotherapy, American Sign Language and Coda Culture. Just when you think you have it figured out, think again!
Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient. Lucas Ferro suffers with crippling anxiety, and as sessions progress, he begins to share the reasons why he’s struggling. As Ferro’s narrative becomes more menacing, Reese finds herself wedged between the cold hard frame of professional ethics and the integrity of personal truth. And, finally, when Ferro reveals his secrets, Reese learns how far she’s willing to go, willing to risk and willing to lose to do the right thing.
Publication Date: 27th September 2019