My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Psychological mind-bender best describes this latest suspense from Carey Baldwin. This time around we are in the world of Psychology. The definition sums up the plot of this book – the study of mental functions and behaviors.
Faith Clancy has moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a fresh start. She was the sister of the dead wife of the hero in First Do No Evil. She just opened her psychiatrist office and only has one patient so far. She thought she knew the diagnosis of her patient but when he confesses to the murders of the Santa Fe Saint she realizes she may have been wrong and turns him in. But she cant help feeling that he wrongly confessed and tries her best to make sure he gets the help he needs to get him out of the predicament he put himself in as the police want to pin everything on him and make it and open and shut case.
Luke Jericho is the patient’s half brother. He is a very rich man with a healthy ego and a bit eccentric. But he has a strong sense of family and will do anything to help prove his brother is innocent and get him out of jail. He’s also used to getting everything he wants and he’s wanted Faith since he first saw her. After his brother is arrested he and Faith work together to try and do what they can to prove he didn’t do the killings.
The killer gets a lot of page time throughout the book and even ends up as a patient of Faith’s for a very ironic reason. There are plenty of twist and turns through the book. The author does a great job of letting you think you know all about the killer, since we get his point of view, but she full of perceptions.
We also get to meet an FBI profiler and a psychologist who specializes in false confessions who absolutely hate each other but turns out they are the main characters in the next book Labyrinth which means our minds are going to be messed with more from this author (grins). I am really looking forward to their story.