I’m quite proud of myself that I managed to sneak in this review so quickly!
Thanks to Lake Union Publishing and TLC Book Tours for the free copy in exchange for my honest review and tour spot
THE PATIENT – Steena Holmes (Released October 15th, 2019)
Check out my mini review below!
A therapist must face her own worst fear—one of her patients is a serial killer.
Danielle Rycroft suspects someone close to her has a dark secret. In the confidential setting of therapy, her patients share their anxieties and fears. Now, with a string of murders in town putting her on edge, Danielle’s own worries come close to eclipsing her patients’. In each case, the pattern is the same: parents killed while their children sleep blissfully unaware in their beds. Her best friend, Detective Tami Sloan, is the only person she has confided in.
Danielle believes that there’s still a secret one patient has yet to share. But which one? Behind a familiar face is a stranger who’ll do anything to hide their worst compulsions. The anxiety brings Danielle to her own therapist’s office, seeking counsel and comfort. But what is she willing to risk, and how much closer must she get, to stop them?
“The Patient pulls you in by the heartstrings, plays them like a symphony, then careens toward the surprise finale like a skydiver without a chute.” —August Norman, author of Come and Get Me
“Steena Holmes has returned with another compelling page-turner. [A]n all-encompassing journey through the dark side of the human psyche, The Patient is a mind-bending psychological thriller that will leave readers on edge and gasping for breath right up to the final shocking twist. Brilliant!” —Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of The Weight of Silence and Not a Sound
Mini Review – My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
A quick little review here – this was a fun thriller and definitely falls into that binge-worthy category. This was my first book by Steena Holmes and I know this won’t be my last! Imagine being a therapist and finding out that one of your patients could be a serial killer plaguing the town you live in. This nightmare has become Dani’s reality and she is desperate to figure out who could be committing these horrific murders.
Set in a small town (with plenty of Alice in Wonderland references) where everyone seems to have something to hide, Dani quickly realizes not everything is as it seems. Everyone is somehow connected and they all have something to hide. I had my hunches throughout the book but I did not see it going in the direction that it did! If you want a quick serial killer thriller, then this one needs to be on your TBR this winter.
About the Author:
Steena Holmes is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of titles including Saving Abby, Stillwater Rising, and The Memory Child. The Word Game was named to the “20 Best Books by Women in 2015” list by Good Housekeeping and Redbook, and won the USA Book News Award, and Steena won the National Indie Excellence Award in 2012 for Finding Emma. Steena lives in Calgary, Alberta, and is a self-proclaimed “travelholic” who can’t resist a good cup of coffee. To find out more about her books and her love of traveling, you can visit her website at http://www.steenaholmes.com or follow her journeys on Instagram @authorsteenaholmes.
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