Dot Meyerhoff has barely settled into her new job as a psychologist for the Kenilworth Police Department when Ben Gomez, a troubled young rookie, commits suicide without warning. He leaves a note blaming her, and suddenly her promising new start becomes a nightmare. At stake is her job, her reputation, her license to practice, and her already-battered sense of self-worth.What really droveBen to kill himself? Why did Dot's psychologist ex-husband recommend that Ben be hired in the first place? Ben’s surviving familyincluding his pregnant, sociopathic widowand everyone else associated with him are unshakable in keeping the real story secret. Despite disastrous consequences, Dot's persistence pays off when she uncovers the truth behind Ben’s suicide, and brings those responsible to justice, ultimately recovering her confidence and her reputation.
About the Author
Ellen Kirschman Ph.D is a clinical psychologist in independent practice. She is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Society for the Study of Police and Criminal Psychology, the American Psychological Association, and the International Association of Women in Law Enforcement. She is the recipient of the California Psychological Association's 2014 award for distinguished contribution to psychology as well as the American Psychological Association's 2010 award for outstanding contribution to the practice of police and public safety psychology.