Monday, July 25, 2022

First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros/Teaser Tuesdays - July 26th

It's Tuesday!  It's time to share your excerpts and teasers from books we are currently reading, have read or are planning to read.  So, feel free to join us by sharing the first paragraph or (a few) of a book you are reading or thinking about reading soon.  This meme is guaranteed to increase your TBR :)

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Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, now being hosted by Ambrosia at The Purple Booker. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current read

* Open to a random page

* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)

* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

I hope to read this one soon.  It sounds good.

First Chapter


She's so relaxed, so easy in her own skin, with her long blond hair bound up in a ponytail and her T-shirt, damp with sweat from her morning run, knotted below her breasts to expose a taut abdomen.  She radiates youth and health.  


She's also seemingly unaware of the dark temptation her very light ignites.

Would that change if she knew I was watching?

Synopsis from Goodreads:

A therapist's patients are the victims in a campaign to destroy her life in this unsettling and electrifying novel from the author of Convince Me.

What is the cost of carrying not only your own pain and grief, but that of so many others?

Dr. Lana Landers is good at her job. She's an accomplished marriage and family therapist, dedicated and compassionate. When she is summoned by the police after one of her patients holds his wife hostage at gunpoint, she is able to intervene and dissuade him. Lana becomes a media sensation. But as her star rises, the target on her back grows larger.

How much can a person bear before breaking?

Not everyone is impressed by Lana's achievements. In fact, someone is after her. And to get to her, they are targeting what matters most to her: her patients. One by one, Lana's patients begin to spiral out of control after the receipt of unsettling "gifts." An embezzler and his wife receive "dirty money," bills soaked in rancid oil; a cuckold receives an audio file of his wife with her lover; a young woman receives a jar of formaldehyde that reminds her of a dreadful mistake from her past. Then Lana herself is the target of a home invasion, and when the perpetrators flee, they leave behind a message: I'm watching you.

Aided by Cal Murray, the ambitious and charismatic investigative journalist with whom she has an explosive attraction, Lana discovers that someone has it in for her. Someone with access to her patient records. Someone who wants to end her stellar reputation, her newfound success, and even, perhaps, her life.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. I love books about therapists and their patients. Thanks for sharing.

  2. This was pretty good, it mostly held my interest. Hope you like it.

  3. This sounds super creepy and I don't think I've seen a book involving a therapist quite like this one.


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