Weston Cross is a bullied and abused man who wants nothing more than to escape from his agonizing mental anguish and excruciating misery. After a harrowing brush with death, he discovers a better way to twist his depression and self-despair into something different...something sinister.
Lindsay Yager, the therapist assigned to help Weston with his internal battles, is fighting her own demons. On the verge of a nasty divorce, she finds solace at the bottom of a bottle. Her anger and vitriol take no prisoners, even when lives are at stake - including her own.
Depression sets the stage, but RAGE will have the final say.
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Thank you NetGalley for this eARC in return for my honest review. Rage follows two different POV's - a suicidal and bullied middle aged man named Weston and his emotionally unstable therapist, Lindsay. This book is fast paced and highly disturbing. I had compassion for Weston even as he turned into the worse kind of antagonist because I can see he was misguided and held on to so much pain from his past. NOT saying what he did was acceptable or forgivable but I really felt bad for the guy. Lindsay had her own demons and I appreciated the way their lives intertwined. The twist at the end was intense. #Rage #NetGalley
Interesting character study between the therapist who's life is a mess and her client who's life is even worse and spirals downhill from there. Definitely holds the attention as I wanted to smack Lindsey and tell her to just stop drinking! A strong message there. The end isn't really an end, but then again it is.
Thank you Netgalley, BooksGoSocial, and Sue Rovens for this ARC. Low-class and overweight bumpkin Weston Cross leaps off the roof of the town library to put an end to his humdrum, meaningless life. But the firefighters manage to catch him and save his life. In the hospital, he's required to agree to meet with a therapist to be released. Begrudgingly, he goes to see counselor Lindsay Yager, who isn't living her best life either. She's taken to drinking her problems away, oh, and taking the rest out on her husband. I'm a big fan of Rovens after reading her last book 'Buried.' This author has a crude, diabolical, no-holds-barred perspective on horror and the nasty, diabolical people among us. And I love it. This book was no different. I couldn't put it down! Now, don't expect to meet friends in this small cast of characters or create any bonds. If you find yourself feeling any sort of empathy or kinship for either of these twisted folks, it's time to reevaluate you life and definitely get a mental exam with a professional. These are dark folks with dark intentions; the kind us 'normals' like to gawk at and ponder over on episodes of 'Forty Eight Hours' and 'Cold Case Files.' This story started out a bit slow, but quickly ramped up the drama and the tension. The side players in the cast of characters shift the story and take it into a tail spin you won't see coming. The ending is utterly satisfying after such a wicked and wild ride.
This is a brilliant read. Finished this in one sitting as I couldn't put it down Wonderful well written plot and story line that had me engaged from the start. Love the well fleshed out characters and found them believable. Great suspense and action with wonderful world building. Can't wait to read what the author brings out next. Recommend reading. I was provided an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher. This is my own honest voluntary review
If you like fast-paced disturbing books with great characters and a storyline that you'll read in one sitting, then this is your book.
First of all, I really appreciate the fact that the story takes place about 30 minutes from where I grew up! I actually went to college at ISU, so it was really cool to go back to campus and some of the areas in Normal for memories! I found that this book felt more like a character study than a plot-driven novel. My interpretation of events is that there are many different breaking points that can be reached in a person, and this story explores what can lead people to rage, mechanisms they may deploy to deal with rage, and ultimately how this emotion, bottled up or let out, can affect those around us. I really enjoyed this aspect of the book. I couldn't connect with any of the characters, however. Each of our main characters seemed to need a bit of fleshing out. They all had personality, but less so than what could have made this story as a whole much more powerful. I'm setting the star rating at 4, but for me the book as a whole is closer to 3.5 just because I didn't really feel much towards the characters or what was happening.