Psychologist Samantha James works at Manhatten’s most challenging psychiatric hospital. She is good at her job.
Then a man named Richard is admitted. No one else wants to treat him. He won’t speak or answer their questions. He is an enigma. But Sam is determined to figure him out. He has been in prison, she knows, but he seems a bit too normal to be at their institution.
Sam gets pulled into Richard’s past. At the same time, she begins analyzing her own life, and what she sees terrifies her. She drinks far too much. She’s unhappy. She’s in a relationship with an abusive man, yet she can’t seem to break away from him.
The more she manages to dig up about Richard, the faster she seems to decline into her own abyss.
Sam seems to have about as many problems as the patients she treats. But she wants to remain the golden girl employee that is tasked with responsibility.
At night she goes to bars, gets drunk, and her boyfriend often abuses her. Something in her seems to believe she deserves it.
What Sam doesn’t yet know is that she has a personality disorder that she is not receiving treatment for. And she is on a downward spiral.
Richard is a mysterious person. I couldn’t figure out why he was there, how he knew what he knew, or what drove him. But if you read this book, at the very end you will find out and the loose ends will all be gathered together into an explosive explanation.
About The Author:
A.F. Brady was born and raised in New York. She is a psychotherapist and a NYS licensed mental health counselor.
She has a B.A. in Psychology from Brown University and an M.A. and Ed.M in Counseling Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.
She lives in New York with her husband and their sons; one canine and one human.
This is her first novel.
Disclosure: I received this book for my honest review.