Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Caitlin, he is doing his best as a single dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is. But when he takes on a new patient, Eric's entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can't turn off the rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point. When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a "person of interest". Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric's life?
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I started out loving this book. I could not put it down! But then some
of the things that Dr. Eric Parrish let his soon-to-be ex-wife do to him
started getting on my nerves. And the fact that he did nothing over the
sexual harassment he was getting from a student at his hospital. All of
that stuff just went on and on until they blew up in his face and I
wanted to throw the book across the room.
But.... I kept going
because I wanted to know what the outcome would be. He was also seeing a
boy named Max who had OCD, he was having a hard time with the fact his
grandmother was dying from cancer. She was the only one in his family
close to him. His mother was a drunk and his father left when he was
young. Some of the things Max said got Eric worried he might kill a
girl, but he wasn't too sure yet, it was only the second time seeing him
so he had to wait and see.
Eric has the sweetest little girl
named Hannah and his wife/ex Caitlin was dragging him through the dirt
on so many things. I COULD NOT believe some of the stuff this witch was
doing to him and her daughter, but I will say that it all worked out in
the end for them and that is all that matters there.
the beginning of the book in the short chapter one the sociopath was
telling his/her little story and it was creepy. The thing is those kind
of people exist out there and you never know where they are creeping
around. I was thinking it was one of the characters for a long time, but
I couldn't see the author making it that obvious. Suffice it to say, I
NEVER saw it coming, NEVER believed who the killer was in a million
years. And that brings me back to the first chapter where the
killer/sociopath says... They never see me coming. Know why? Because I'm already there. Well, that sentence ladies and gentlemen rang true for me in this book!!!
I loved the over all premise of the story, but some of it just irritated me so bad that I'm going to give this one a 3.5 stars.
would like to read more of this author's books and see what they are
like as this one wasn't that bad, just a little too much of me wanting
to smack too many people!!