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Posted February 6, 2010
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Wow. Really great. If you are into psychological thrillers you should read this book. There have been many psych. thrillers written as of late, but this one has structure and substance. You can see the flow of events and, since the book takes place in the authors back yard, there is credibility to the work. While this is a work of fiction, the story reads like true life.
This was pretty intense. You felt real pain when reading what Dr. Jack Carson had to go through and how he dealt with each test that was thrown at him. You find yourself caring not only about him, but wanting to get in the head of the killer and understand their point of view and reasons for his actions. Michael Mefford did a great job in making the characters of his book not only important but not one of them was a throw-away.
I was hooked from the first page. While it's no surprise I am a huge fan of psych thrillers, it's rare to find one that isn't forced or unrealistic. Mr. Mefford has managed to write in a way that we could be reading an article in tomorrow's paper about a real psychopath. The pacing was great and the actual writing was fluid.
Really nice work. Nothing jumped out at me.
If you like psychological thrillers, this is a must read. I hope to be seeing more from this author.