Goodreads Synopsis

Police investigator Susan Adler is ready to close the book on a deadly car accident, but after the medical examiner discovers evidence of foul play, she knows she has a murder on her hands. The victim was the wealthy wife of Randall Brock, a renowned psychologist who treats patients with disturbing, brutal fantasies. And just like that, Susan’s got a suspect.

Randall has a violent past but knows he didn’t kill his wife. In the midst of his crushing grief, Randall receives a visit from a stranger with information to share about his wife’s death. But there’s a catch: in exchange for the stranger’s information, Randall must reveal dark secrets he’s kept hidden for years. As this shady figure applies more pressure and Susan closes in, Randall begins to doubt himself, clinging desperately to the pieces of his sanity.

Revelations and suspicious coincidences send shock waves through the investigation, and circumstances spin out of control. Susan must race to put it all together before it’s too late—before the next murder strikes too close to home.

My Thoughts

This is a book that everyone on Instagram loves, and that always makes me a little nervous.  I will tell you that the hype is real on this particular book!

This story has everything!  A doctor with a horrid past that is coming back to haunt him,  a mysterious death, an even more mysterious stranger, and a safe deposit box that holds a lifetime of secrets.  It appears that nobody is who they say they are.

It was intense reading about how psychologists Randall Brock and his partner were trying to cure the minds of psychopaths.  Skin crawling are the words I would use to describe while reading about the fantasies these men had! What is even more disturbing was reading about the details of Brock’s past, which we only get little snippets of until the end.  I was on edge a lot while reading!  

I love a  book about police procedures.  I absolutely loved the main investigator Susan Adler.  She is a single mom of twins and a full time police investigator.  Her instincts are spot on throughout most of the book. If I was ever in trouble, I would want her on my side.

This book is a wild ride in the BEST way possible!  It grabbed me and pulled me in and didn’t let go until about 85% of the way in.  At that point my suspicions were confirmed about a few things, but not everything!  There was a lot more to uncover! That to me is good writing! Sure you may figure out some details early on but then BAM! The author throws in a twist you never saw coming!

This was my first book by author Matthew Farrell, and it will not be my last.  After reading this one, I automatically ordered What Have You Done by the same author. 

 Book Rating: 5/5

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with a Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.