Book Review: The Patient

Danielle Rycroft suspects someone close to her has a dark secret. In the confidential setting of therapy, her patients share their anxieties and fears. Now, with a string of murders in town putting her on edge, Danielle’s own worries come close to eclipsing her patients’. In each case, the pattern is the same: parents killed while their children sleep blissfully unaware in their beds. Her best friend, Detective Tami Sloan, is the only person she has confided in.
Danielle believes that there’s still a secret one patient has yet to share. But which one? Behind a familiar face is a stranger who’ll do anything to hide their worst compulsions. The anxiety brings Danielle to her own therapist’s office, seeking counsel and comfort. But what is she willing to risk, and how much closer must she get, to stop them?

I received a digital advanced reader copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

This is one of those books that really keeps you guessing. I kept thinking I had the story figured out and it would immediately change directions. It ended so differently than I had anticipated. This story will really mess with your head. 

I found it very hard to put this book down. The story stays with you even after you finish it. I kept thinking about it for days once I had finished. I was halfway through another story and I was still coming back to this book. 

I love the different viewpoints, it took me for a ride. It took me so long to figure this story out. I usually play a good detective in what I am reading but not with The Patient. This is a super bingey read. I finished it in a couple of hours and honestly, I wasn’t ready for it to be over. 

I really loved this author’s writing style and I cannot wait to read more of her work. She really could write anything and make it compelling. There was a real alice in wonderland feel to this story. 

It was a very fast paced read. I felt immediately drawn into the story as soon as I started reading. The author has a very unique way of weaving an unbelievable plot and making it completely believable. 

Thank you to the author, the publisher, and NetGalley for allowing me to review this title. 

Image and synopsis taken from NetGalley.

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