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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Dr. Glass by Louise Worthington - Book Blitz & Review



Dr. Glass

Clinical psychologist Dr Emma-Jane Glass falls for her captor when the roles of client and therapist are reversed in a psychologically layered story of revenge and grief. Is it a case of Stockholm Syndrome, or something else?
When Dr Emma-Jane Glass’ interview on local radio is deemed to be sympathetic towards a mother’s actions to kill herself and young child, Drew Rogers hatches a plan to teach the psychologist a thing or two about being left behind as a spouse. Abducted and held captive in an empty property, Dr Glass swaps places in the psychologist’s chair.
Drew puts the motivation of his wife’s actions down to his extra-marital affairs, but then the sordid truth behind his family’s disappearance is revealed.
Hard-hitting and emotional, Dr Glass is the first novel in the Glass Minds Series from the author of Rachel's Garden, The Entrepreneur, Willow Weeps and Rosie Shadow.

Purchase Links

UK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dr-Glass-Does-psychologist-Minds-ebook/dp/B08SR3PLNL/

US  - https://www.amazon.com/Dr-Glass-Does-psychologist-Minds-ebook/dp/B08SR3PLNL/

My Review
Dr. Glass is a psychological thriller about a woman named Emma-Jane Glass. She's the titular character in the story. The story focuses on Dr. Glass as she goes about her day-to-day life-- helping patients, talking to her friend, just being normal. And then she gets a letter. An oddly threatening letter. And then another. Soon, Dr. Glass's life is spiraling out of control as she's kidnapped by one of her patients and made to suffer as he's suffered. Will she escape with her life?
Maybe I'm the odd man out, but I found the story a bit slow. It took a while to really build up to anything, and I didn't really find myself wholly invested until closer to the 65% mark of the story. That's when I started really flipping through the pages, trying to figure out how it would all end. 
Drew is very manipulative and unlikable. Yes, he's suffering, and he's mentally ill, but Dr. Glass isn't making things much better. She's one of those characters you want to like, but she also does and says things that make her seem a bit morally ambiguous, I guess you could say. 
I was also a bit frustrated with the ending. While I wasn't expecting a happily ever after, of course, I guess I was expecting something a bit more...satisfying.
The story was well-written, and while I did find it slow to get going, I also found myself unable to stop reading or look away. It's like a bad car accident, where you don't want to see what's happened, but you can't help but stare in shock at what's in front of you. 
If you're a fan of psychological thrillers and want something a little different, check out Dr. Glass.
3.5 stars.

Author Bio –

Louise is the author of the psychological thrillers Rachel’s Garden, Willow Weeps, the Entrepreneur, and the horror novel, Rosie Shadow, book one in the Black Tongue Series.

Born in Cheshire, England, Louise studied literature at the University of Essex. As a teenager she read until the small hours, enjoying the darker worlds conjured by Stephen King and Daphne du Maurier.

When Louise isn’t reading or writing, you’ll most likely find her outside enjoying the Shropshire countryside with her husband or messing about with her daughter, and furry and feathered friends.

Website:  https://louiseworthington.co.uk/  

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19741912.Louise_Worthington

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Louise-Worthington-105535434860475

Twitter: @louiseworthing9

 

 

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