My Mini Thoughts
I was so excited to get approved on NetGalley for this book! As soon as I read the synopsis, I wanted to read it so bad!
It started off a lot like The Silent Patient. A doctor who thinks he can cure the un-curable. When Parker met Joe, he didn’t understand why his previous caretakers went mad or committed suicide when they were around the patient. Joe comes off as someone who was brushed aside. Someone who was kept in the facility because of the checks his parents sent. Even I started to believe that maybe he was in there for the wrong reasons.
The nagging question I had though was – How does Joe know about every fear of every person he has ever come into contact with?! It didn’t make sense. When Parker starts his own investigation into Joe’s background he finds more than he bargained for.
This book was a wild ride, a short one at that. 224 pages makes this a quick and easy read. Although the ending left me having more questions than I like to have when I finish a book. I won’t say much more. I’ll wait until you grab your copy on July 7th, and you can tell me your thoughts.
Thank you Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and NetGalley for my ARC.
Book Rating: 4/5
Wine Pairing: Ménage à Trois Midnight
In a series of online posts, Parker H., a young psychiatrist, chronicles the harrowing account of his time working at a dreary mental hospital in New England. Through this internet message board, Parker hopes to communicate with the world his effort to cure one bewildering patient.
We learn, as Parker did on his first day at the hospital, of the facility’s most difficult, profoundly dangerous case—a forty-year-old man who was originally admitted to the hospital at age six. This patient has no known diagnosis. His symptoms seem to evolve over time. Every person who has attempted to treat him has been driven to madness or suicide.
Desperate and fearful, the hospital’s directors keep him strictly confined and allow minimal contact with staff for their own safety, convinced that releasing him would unleash catastrophe on the outside world. Parker, brilliant and overconfident, takes it upon himself to discover what ails this mystery patient and finally cure him. But from his first encounter with the mystery patient, things spiral out of control, and, facing a possibility beyond his wildest imaginings, Parker is forced to question everything he thought he knew.