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The Patient: A Novel

Steena Holmes

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The Patient: A Novel

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Danielle Rycroft is a therapist who moved into her grandmother’s house after inheriting it upon her death. She has a small client base because she has her own anxiety issues that make taking on more responsibility difficult. Her only real friends are the owner of the local tea shop/cafe and one of the only detectives on the police force in the small town.

The town is suddenly beset by a serial killer who kills the parents while the children sleep peacefully in their rooms. Things escalate quickly as Danielle begins receiving mysterious notes telling her that one of her patients is the killer. She begins sleepwalking, blacking out, and getting migraines because of the stress—something she had not done since childhood.

Ms. Holmes weaves an enthralling, engaging, and exciting story that will keep you guessing until the end. The characters feel real and like you truly understand them and know who they are. There’s a comfortable, loving feeling to the relationships depicted. That is, until things start to fall apart at the seams for Danielle.

The surreal setting alone of a town themed around Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is enough to keep you on your toes and provides a sense that anything can happen in this novel. I loved the uniqueness of the setting and how it fit the plot perfectly.

If you love suspenseful thrillers, this is definitely the book for you. It is a fantastic, fun read and will keep you reading as quickly as you can to find out how it ends.

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