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Friday, November 1, 2019

The Patient by Steena Holmes

The Patient

Danielle is a reserved woman. She is a therapist and seems on edge. She is worried that out of her three clients, one of them is a serial killer.

Cheshire a rural area has been plagued with murders. Parents are killed but the children in those homes are left untouched. Though we were told several times in the story that these parents were abusive ones, the police (according to what we read) never cottoned on to the fact that this was the common thread connecting the murders. We have detectives on the story and one of them is a good friend of Danielle's but this is never mentioned.

At the end of course it becomes obvious as to why so many salient facts that should have been noticed were not.  Like most reviewers I knew very early on that the plot revolved around Danielle herself but I could not figure out how.

My first read of this author. This is a genre I like though I did find this particular story a bit too convoluted.

Sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Lake Union Publishing.


  1. I love that cover but it sounds like I'll be safe to skip this one.

  2. Oops! That would be an upsetting thought! The suspicion that one of your clients is a murderer, but not knowing which one would be frightening enough even if you didn't know that you were at the center of things.

  3. Thinking one of your clients is a serial killer would be quite disturbing. This sounds like an interesting one.