“LOVESICK” by Spencer Seidel
“A murder rocks Portland, Maine when police discover an incoherent teen sitting in a pool of blood late one night. Paul Ducharme is found with a murder weapon in hand, clutching the dead body of his best friend with no clue how he got to the Eastern Promenade Trail.
A teenage love triangle gone wrong brings Spencer Seidel back with a vengeance in LOVESICK (PublishingWorks; $14.95; June 2012), the follow up to his breakout novel Dead of Wynter. Seidel deftly illustrates the toxic relationship involving a friend and love interest — Wendy, the girl of Paul’s dreams, and Lee, Paul’s best friend —each with their own desires, issues and shocking agendas.
Wendy has been missing for weeks. Her boyfriend Lee has been murdered–apparently by Paul. It’s an open and shut case–or so most of Portland thinks.
Dr. Lisa Boyers, forensic psychologist, receives a call from an old friend, a connection to her troubled past. Attorney Rudy Swaner wants her to interview the young killer, who claims to have forgotten the events leading up to the murder.
Media attention mounts. Reporters stream into Portland. All eyes turn to Lisa as she is dragged unwillingly into the spotlight. She seems intent on exonerating the brutal teen killer but quickly finds herself the focus of an over-zealous reporter threatening to expose dirty secrets she’d rather not share.”
The synopsis pretty much sums up the plot of the book. Dr Lisa Boyers is asked to talk to a teenage boy who is being accused of murder but can’t remember all the events around it. As he shares his story starting back to when he met his best friend Lee and the girl of his dreams, Wendy, lots of ugly truths come out about them. While Paul shares these stories bad memories from Lisa’s past come back to her mind. Ones she hoped to never remember.
As you read this book, you think you have it all figured out. At one point I said to myself “this is so predictable” but by the end of the book I was very much surprised of the outcome and who all was involved. And although I felt the book was predictable I also couldn’t put this book down. I wanted to see what would happen next. I wanted to learn more about Paul, Lee and Wendy and their twisted relationship.
If you like a good mystery, detective type book I think you’ll love this one. it’s a book you can’t put down and will leave you with your mouth wide open at the end.
I will give a warning there is swearing and sex in this book, it is not like most books I read.
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