31 December 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Lessons of Evil by Linda B. Myers

The author sent me this book about 18 months ago and I tossed it into the pile as “just another thriller” with an uninspired cover. Okay, that may have been a mistake…

This was an awesome suspense/thriller. There’s some tough topics in here dealing with child abuse, but it’s not excessive for the reader. There is a lot of information about cults as well as Multiple Personality Disorder and I found that stuff really interesting – it really added to my understanding of both along with moving the book forward.

The writing was really good, although I caught a few grammar errors, it wasn’t anything horrible. Her content though – her content is REALLY good. I’d put her content and style up against any of the big thriller writers out there, frankly. It was that well put together and thought out. It was obvious this author really thought about her plot lines and made sure to connect them all back together.

I read this one really quickly – it kept me turning the pages, waiting to see what would happen next. So, don’t expect to pick this up and put it right back down again. It doesn’t work that way, you will NEED to know what will happen next.

Highly recommended for thriller readers – esp those that might be interested in cults and/or personality disorders. Truly fascinating.

Description:
WHAT PSYCHOLOGIST LAURA COVINGTON LEARNS IS UNIMAGINABLE …
WHAT SHE DOES IS UNPRECEDENTED.

Oregon, 1989. Psychologist Laura Covington joins a community mental health department. Her caseload includes both the gently weird and genuinely damaged people who cling to her as their last hope. Yet her boss treats her with an inexplicable antagonism that keeps her fearful of his motives.

One of her new clients is so traumatized he suffers Multiple Personality Disorder. Through him, Laura discovers a desert cult and the vicious psychopath who commands it. Unexplained murders begin to occur around town, but the Sheriff seems unable to make progress. When Laura tries to help, the terror escalates as her family is endangered.

Laura has unleashed dangerous secrets … and now, she must decide how far she is willing to go to protect everything she loves. This is psychological suspense geared to keep you guessing as it builds toward its unpredictable conclusion.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Book count for 2012: 45

One Response to “Lessons of Evil by Linda B. Myers”

  1. Linda B Myers 22 January 2013 at 3:43 pm Permalink

    Thank you, Candy, for reviewing Lessons of Evil. You are right that it covers some tough material. Oregon in the 80s was the nation’s cult capital … satanic to Moonie to Brides of Christ. It was also a point in time when MPD (now called Dissociative Identity Disorder)was being considered as a serious form of dissociation, not unlike PTSD. May I have your permission to refer my blog readers to this review? Thanks for your time.


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