When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion's nest into which they've stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after them both--and the stalker is not only brilliant and crafty, but vows to exact revenge for the ultimate betrayal. As things spin out of control, Megan and Adrian fight for their lives.
I received this book via BookTribe to give an honest review.
There is something about psychological thrillers that just pull me in. Once I started I could not put it down. You have an awesome plot that just keeps twisting, a nice OH WOW totally didn't see that coming moment. Megan's husband is an abusive man, and Megan is trying to forget him. Along the way she meets Dr. Adrian who she starts dating, but it seems as soon as they start weird things happen. She thinks her ex-husband is back and is going to make her life a living hell, along with Adrian's.
Conrad is not a normal person he seems to have some suped up abilities which come in handy for him to find his ex-wife and her lover.
I really enjoyed the background of the story being insanity? Can you prove someone is legally insane? That is hard to do. But within this book it makes you think about it.
The characters were nice. The problem I had with this book is the fact it seemed the two main character Megan and Adrian didn't date quite enough before they "jumped" into the relationship. Megan wanted to wait a while before Adrian came into her child's life which I think is just great for a mom to do. But it seemed it happened quicker within the story. It was like bam they meet, then they go on a date, then lets wait before you meet my daughter, then okay you can meet her. I felt as though they didn't develop enough of a relationship within the story. It was hard to feel their feelings for each other, it just didn't feel real.
Also some scenes seemed a bit rushed. Like the author was trying to get back to the main part of the story so he wanted to rush with the details. I think maybe if he slowed down a bit and added more details then it would have worked.
If you like thrillers, I would for sure give this book a read. I know I do want to read more by him in the future to see what else he has to offer.
Mark Rubinstein was born in Brooklyn, New York. His love of sports led him to read sports fiction, and he became a voracious reader, developing an enduring love for all kinds of novels.
He graduated from New York University with a degree in business administration. He then served in the army and ended up as a field medic tending to paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division. After discharge, he re-entered NYU as a premed student.
As a medical student at the State University of New York’s Downstate Medical Center, he developed an interest in psychiatry, discovering in that specialty the same thing he realized in reading fiction: every patient has a compelling story to tell. He became a board-certified psychiatrist practicing in New York City.
In addition to running his private practice he developed an interest in forensic psychiatry becasue of the drama and conflict of the cases and courtrooms. He also taught psychiatric residents, interns, psychologists, and social workers at New York Presbyterian Hospital, and became a clinical assistant professor at Cornell University’s medical school.
Before turning to fiction, Rubinstein coauthored five medical self-help books: The First Encounter: The Beginnings in Psychotherapy (Jason Aronson); The Complete Book of Cosmetic Facial Surgery (Simon and Schuster); New Choices: the Latest Options in Treating Breast Cancer (Dodd Mead); Heartplan: A Complete Program for Total Fitness of Heart & Mind (McGraw-Hill), and The Growing Years: A Guide to Your Child’s Emotional Development from Birth to Adolescence (Atheneum).
Rubinstein still practices psychiatry and is busily writing more novels. His high-octanne thriller Mad Dog House was a finalist for the 2012 ForeWord Book Of The Year Award for suspense/thriller novels.
He is a contributor to Psychology Today magazine and a blogger for The Huffington Post. His second thriller Love Gone Mad was published in September 2013. His Third thriller Mad Dog Justice will be out in June 2014.