I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Blind by A F Brady
Published by HQ on October 5th 2017
Genres: Psychological, Thriller
‘Taut and intelligent’ Prima
‘Utterly addictive’ Lisa Hall
Every morning, psychiatrist Sam James gets up at six forty-five. She has a shower, drinks a cup of coffee, then puts on her make-up.
She ignores the empty bottles piling up by her door.
On this particular morning, Sam is informed of a new patient’s arrival at Manhattan’s most notorious institution. Reputed to be deranged and dangerous, Richard is just the kind of impossible case Sam has built her reputation on. She is certain that she is the right doctor to treat such a difficult patient.
But then Sam meets Richard. And Richard seems totally sane.
Sam is one interesting gal. She is a psychiatrist at a mental hospital and half of the book is a puzzle on just how far her capabilities in that role extend. And how much she may need some counseling, as well.
I really enjoyed this portion. It takes a while to unravel all that Sam is, all that she is hiding, and why. Although a tad on the slow side, I was intrigued with the build of her character and the story. I also enjoyed the puzzle that is Richard. Not only is Sam an interesting case, but this man waltzes into the clinic and acts like he belongs there, although Sam’s not so sure he really does.
On top of figuring out Richard, Sam has to continue acting like she has everything under control. It’s easily apparent that she is far from being under control, but this is the fun of the book. There is also a lot more going on in the clinic than anyone realizes. So many different plot points to put together and figure out before Sam can even begin trying to figure herself out. I was wondering if that was even possible for her. She’s a messed up gal!
There are many other characters that are introduced while following Sam, which makes sense in her life, but as a reader, it is a bit difficult to keep up with all the characters. Many of them are side characters that do not have a whole lot to do with her, but they have to do with her work and her habits in those boundaries. So, their appearances do make sense.
When I got to the end of this, the last sentence had me thinking for ages. I had to go back and rediscover connections that I did not realize were there in the first place. It’s a nice twist. Although, even with the connections, I wish more was said. I want to know more about the character that the twist is surrounding.
I loved the ending, and although slow, this book is one that I know will stick with me. I enjoyed the writing, the characters, and the descriptions. It was emo at its best, but it was also sort of fun. In an odd way!
|Overall:||4.5 / 5|