Wednesday, July 20, 2016


Author:  Jonathan Kellerman
Genre:  Psychological Thriller, Standalone
Published:  2015
Personal Rating:  2/5 (not enjoyable)
Format/Narrator:  Audiobook/Kathe Mazur
Yearly Count:  43

From NetGalley:
A brilliant, deeply dedicated psychologist, Grace Blades has a gift for treating troubled souls and tormented psyches—perhaps because she bears her own invisible scars: Only five years old when she witnessed her parents' death in a bloody murder-suicide, Grace took refuge in her fierce intellect and found comfort in the loving couple who adopted her. But even as an adult with an accomplished professional life, Grace still has a dark, secret side. When her two worlds shockingly converge, Grace's harrowing past returns with a vengeance.

Both Grace and her newest patient are stunned when they recognize each other from a recent encounter. Haunted by his bleak past, mild-mannered Andrew Toner is desperate for Grace's renowned therapeutic expertise and more than willing to ignore their connection. And while Grace is tempted to explore his case, which seems to eerily echo her grim early years, she refuses—a decision she regrets when a homicide detective appears on her doorstep.

An evil she thought she'd outrun has reared its head again, but Grace fears that a police inquiry will expose her double life. Launching her own personal investigation leads her to a murderously manipulative foe, one whose warped craving for power forces Grace back into the chaos and madness she'd long ago fled.

Well, this wasn't my first Kellerman book . . . and it won't be my last, but it certainly didn't live up to my expectations.  :(  I did not buy into the main character at all.  While she is made out to be bold, she was fake and bland.  Her actions made no sense to me.

Thoughts of Joy

My thanks go to Random House & NetGalley for providing me with the eGalley.


  1. I have a copy of this one, but haven't yet read it. It seems to be getting mixed reviews, and there are a few who agree with you about the main character. It's not at the top of my TBR pile, but I imagine I'll get to it at some point.

    1. Literary Feline ~ Yeah, I saw some reviews, too. :( It hasn't scarred me though, so I'll pick another at some point. :)

  2. Sorry this was a stinker.

    1. Bermundaonion ~ Yeah. Not quite what I was hoping for.


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