Friday, February 3, 2012
Book Review - Lovesick
“‘He’s got a knife!’ Jimmy said after seeing the glint of a blade in the kid’s hand. Jimmy brought his gun up and squared it at the kid.”
A murder rocks Portland, Maine after police discover an incoherent teen sitting in a pool of blood late one night. Paul Ducharme is found with a murder weapon in one hand, the dead body of his best friend in the other, and no clue how he got to the Eastern Promenade Trail.
A teenage love triangle gone wrong brings Spencer Seidel back with a vengeance in LOVESICK (PublishingWorks; $14.95; June 2012), the follow up to his breakout novel Dead of Wynter. Seidel deftly illustrates the trying relationship amid a friend and love interest – each with their own desires, issues and shocking agendas.
Wendy, the girl of Paul’s dreams, has been missing for weeks. Her boyfriend Lee has been murdered–apparently by Paul. It’s an open and shut case–or so most of Portland thinks.
When forensic psychologist Dr. Lisa Boyers is asked to interview Paul, who claims to forget the events leading up to the murder, she reluctantly agrees. In her jailhouse interviews, Lisa helps Paul to recover his memories, but the murder’s circumstances force her to recall her own troubled past.
Media attention mounts. Reporters stream into Portland. All eyes turn to Lisa. She seems intent on exonerating the “brutal teen killer” but quickly finds herself the focus of an over-zealous reporter with a knack for digging up dirty secrets. But the killer who has Lisa in the crosshairs already knows them all.
About the Author
Spencer Seidel's love of reading and writing began as a child after he discovered Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His first novel, Dead of Wynter, was published in 2011 and was well-received by critics and readers alike. When he's not writing novels, Spencer enjoys playing loud rock guitar, something he's been doing for over twenty-five years.
My Take on the Book
I am a fan of suspense thrillers. I have read all of James Patterson's Alex Cross Books as well as well as Patricia Cornwell books so when I heard about this book, I had to read it! I was impressed by the character development in this book. Even more though I was impressed by the twists and turns that this story takes as you will find that it is definitely not what you will expect in any sense of the word.
For the first book that I have read from this author I have to say that I will be looking forward to seeing even more books from him in the future!
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