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Great book based on a pshchiatrist caring for a canabalistic murder who is also a famous physician. Her own previous traumas play into the story well and delivers a shocking twist at the end

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Interesting twist on this psychological story, almost horror story with no real resolution of figuring out if the actual patient was guilty, in Pisa,e, possessed.

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Dr. Stephanie Fletcher is grieving the death of her psychiatrist. Being a psychiatrist herself, a new patient is in her charge and she must repress her grief because her new patient is none other than Trent Davis, rockstar and serial killer. The deaths begin almost immediately. A copycat?!? Is Dr. Fletcher the ultimate target? This was a very entertaining and suspenseful psychological thriller.

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I liked the beginning of this book. By the middle I was cringing. The overuse of the word "scoff" made me glad when the book was over.
The book did have a lot of promise, especially as I enjoy dark thrillers.
Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read this ARC

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Thank you to netgalley for providing me with a copy of this copy in exchange for an honest review!

I found this book gripping and such a fast paced read which is what you want from this kind of book. Wish I could read it again for the first time.

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The Therapist started off strong with it's intriguing gripping premise. Trent Davis gave out an instant unsettling vibe that didn't let go throughout the whole book. He gave me goosebumps to read about and had me on edge throughout.

However, for me, the ending was too abrupt for my liking. I felt very unsatisfied, and it felt the book was unfinished. Alongside a reveal that came out of nowhere, I was definitely disappointed with the second half/ending of this book.
I'll give this author's next book a go, but this one just wasn't for me.

Thank you, Netgalley, for allowing me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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This book centres around a successful psychiatrist Dr Stephanie Fletcher, who works in the prison system trying to rehabilitate the criminally insane. When the serial killer Trent Davis is assigned to her and the emergence of a copycat so Dr. Fletcher throws herself into the investigation.

I struggled with the book, I enjoyed the premise and most of the story, but it was quite repetitive at times, but the ending really let it down, I don't always have a need for the story to rounded off neatly, but an ending would have been good, it felt unfinished.

I loved the story and the building of the Trent Davis character, it felt very intriguing and I felt short changed with that towards the end. I also loved how dark and involved the plot went and the pacing was great. I was so glad it didn't turn into a romance novel.

Thank you to Netgalley and Storm Publishing for this free advance copy in exchange for an honest review.

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Dr Stephanie Fletcher is a psychologist working with the most hardened and criminal insane prisoners. After taking some time off when her own psychologist and confidant passes away, she is greeted back at work with a new patient, Trent Davis. He has been convicted of many gruesome murders all supposedly due to a plethora of mental illnesses. What does he attribute it to? The devil aka Larua....and what makes it even worse, is Trent is a heavy metal rock star with an almost cult following. His songs shed light on to his past, as well as his crimes and future intentions.

As Stephanie is trying to get Trent stable and in a better place mentally, she begins to slowly lose it herself. Trent has triggered her old traumas, and without her trusted confidant, she begins to spiral. And then a copycat murderer hits, targeting Stephanie herself. As she tries to outrun them, she realizes that evil is just a close step beind.

This book was a little bit outside of my normal "comfort" reading zone. While I LOVE psychological thrillers, this one pushed the boundaries for me with it encompassing Satanism (or a form of it). While I am not an overly religious person, this still pushes my literary boundaries for some reason. It was done relatively well and didn't detract from the overall book for me. The twist at the end was semi-obvious, especially as you got deeper into the book, and the ending was open ended. I thought it overall well written and engaging. I would probably think of picking up more books from this author in the future.

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I really am liking psychiatry thrillers right now - they're fascinating! This was a twisted and suspenseful read, and I was pulled in from the beginning. The antagonist was truly unlikeable (in a good way) and drove me crazy trying to figure him out! The middle of the book turned a little repetitive and slow, but things picked back up quickly to a creative twist of an ending.

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Thank you Netgalley and the publisher for this eARC.

Initially I found this story and the characters very engaging and eerily creepy (in a good way), but began to lose interest towards the end.

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The first roughly 25% of this book was addictive, and I felt very excited to read a new thriller book that was a little different that what I've been gravitating towards recently with mysteries (this one is more gruesome). I didn't mind the gory bits too much, although there were plenty of descriptions that I would have been ok not having so much detail on, but that's more of a preference thing for me personally than anything, so I don't dock points for that! I would just give a fair warning that there is a lot of discussion surrounding gruesome murders continuously throughout the story. That being said, while I was really interested in the main character in the beginning of the book, I found myself losing interest in her and her conversations with Trent a quarter of the way through - her thought process felt very repetitive, and it seemed like Trent's dialogue was also painfully repetitive as well, and I found myself having a hard time picking the book back up.

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I read this ARC for an honest review
All thoughts and opinions are mine


Absolutely loved this
I did not see the end coming at all !!!

Highly recommend

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I was all over the place on this book.
When Trent, the lead singer of a death metal band and convicted serial killer is sent to a psychiatrict hospital to see if he can be sent to San Quentin, we meet his therapist Stephanie Fletcher. She works to bring his hallucinations and night terrors to an end. I found this part really interesting. When a copy cat killer starts up, she becomes involved in the case. This is where I lost a bit of the reality of the book as I can never see a cop letting a therapist get so involved.
As they track the copycat, they become aware that the he/she is tracking Dr. Fletcher. This is where the twists and turns really kick in. They are well done and while the ending seemed a bit rushed, it was quite the interesting conclusion.

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Alice moves with her long distance boyfriend into a home together. Alice finds out that her boyfriend got a really good deal on the house because someone had been murdered there. Alice is extremely upset at her boyfriend for not disclosing this and starts obsessing over the case.
This book was amazing!!

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It was ok.

At first this was a four star read, it had me hooked, intrigued and I couldn't stop reading. But then the last 30% was a two star read, that's why I gave it 3 stars. The story and dialogue started getting way too repetitive, I didn't care for any of the characters and I saw the reveal coming a mile away even though it didn't make any sense. The ending left too many loose ends, it felt like the author didn't think ahead to plot the ending. It felt rushed, I finished the last chapter thinking I still had some chapters left.

Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book.

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The premise to this book was really strong, and it definitely gripped me from the start, but the fact that the twist was so evidently obvious frustrated me as I felt there was more potential to draw it out longer.

I also wish the ending hadn't been so predictable. Again, I wish it had been more drawn out with more information and detail on the case and evidence.

Dr. Stephanie Fletcher, dealing with her own grief, returns to her work as a lead psychiatrist at a maximum security hospital. Dealing with the most depraved individuals, she is then handed the case of Trent Davis. Stephanie becomes obsessed with the case because outside the hospitals walls, the copycat killer is on the loose. Can she catch a killer with the help of Trent Davis?

I mostly enjoyed the characters and the representation of mental health and trauma. They were well thought out and executed, but I found Dr. Fletcher really inconsistent. She was either completely unwilling or had her nose right in the investigation.

Overall, it was a good read, especially the darker scenes, but not one of my favourites by this author.

With thanks to Netgalley and Storm Publishing for the ARC.

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"The Therapist," a psychological thriller, is set in a psychiatric hospital. Dr Stephanie Fletcher has a new patient, a convicted seriel killer, ordered into a psychiatric setting. When a string of very gruesome murders takes place, Dr. Fletcher involves herself in the police investigation. I found the plot to be forced and difficult to believe. The characters were flat and hard for me to both like and connect with in any way. I also was easily able to figure out the ending in the beginning of the book. This one was not for me.
Thanks to Netgalley and publisher for the opportunity to read this advanced copy in exchange for my honest review.

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Great potential, but the execution was a bit weak and the ending just didn’t live up to the initial promise. Such a shame as it started off amazing!

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First book I read from this author.

Steph, a successful psychiatrist and criminologist, has to deal with the arrival of a new inmate, serial killer and rock star, Trent Davis. While trying to cure him, she's involved in a parallel police investigation, trying to solve the murders performed by a copy cat.

I really enjoyed the book, which was a solid 4-stars, until the 1-star ending which was unfortunately a let down.
I’m not sure if it was done on purpose or if pages were missing but this left me a bit confused.
Why all the build up and leaving us with so little to no resolution?

Thank you Netgalley for the advance cop in exchange of my honest review.
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Dr. Stephanie Fletcher is lead psychiatrist at Pantano State Hospital, treating its criminally insane and most disturbed patients. When new cannibalistic serial killer, Trent Davis arrives, he is assigned to Dr. Fletcher’s patient roster. What follows is a series of copycat killings, in which Dr. Fletcher becomes involved with the investigation.

Dr. Fletcher was not the most interesting main character, and did not come across as a competent psychiatrist. Trent Davis, as the Villain, was perhaps a more intriguing character. He was vile but somehow interesting, layered, and well-developed. His rock-star career was an unexpected background to give a serial killer, and yet it worked well.

The story was perhaps a bit darker, gruesome, and graphic than I was expecting, and without any relief of tension, it was a challenging read.

The premise was excellent, though I did anticipate the ending. Overall it was a good read for fans of more graphic thrillers. But I would trigger warn others about references to childhood sexual abuse, and explicit descriptions of murder victims.

Thank you to NetGalley, author S. A. Falk, and Storm Publishing for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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