Book Review: I’m a Therapist and My Patient is In Love With a Pedophile

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Title: I’m a Therapist and My Patient is In Love With a Pedophile

Publication Date: July 15, 2019

Number of Pages: 177

Publisher:

Format: Ebook

Genre: Horror, Thriller, Psychology

Synopsis:

The highly anticipated sequel to I’m a Therapist, and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter

I’ve counseled the most chilling criminals… A young inmate who fell in love with a pedophile. A man who intentionally infected strangers with HIV. A patient with an extremely unusual addiction. A sociopath who wanted to have a conscience. A conspiracy theorist who harassed victims of a terrorist attack.

And the patient who still haunts my dreams: A boy sold into human trafficking.

In these files, you’ll learn about the the psychology behind the world’s most dangerous criminals.

But you’ll also learn about me — and the worst thing I’ve ever done.
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Book Review: The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World by Jenn Granneman

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Title: The Secret Lives of Introverts: Inside Our Hidden World

Author: Jenn Granneman

Publication Date: August 1, 2017

Number of Pages: 320

Publisher: Skyhorse

Format: Paperback

Genre: Non-Fiction, Self-Help

Synopsis:

An introvert guide and manifesto for all the quiet ones—and the people who love them.

Is there a hidden part of you that no one else sees? Do you have a vivid inner world of thoughts and emotions that your peers and loved ones can’t seem to access? Have you ever been told you’re too “quiet,” “shy,” “boring,” or “awkward”? Are your habits and comfort zones questioned by a society that doesn’t seem to get the real you? If so, you might be an introvert.

On behalf of those who have long been misunderstood, rejected, or ignored, fellow introvert Jenn Granneman writes a compassionate vindication—exploring, discovering, and celebrating the secret inner world of introverts that, only until recently, has begun to peek out and emerge into the larger social narrative. Drawing from scientific research, in-depth interviews with experts and other introverts, and her personal story, Granneman reveals the clockwork behind the introvert’s mind—and why so many people get it wrong initially.

Whether you are a bona fide introvert, an extrovert anxious to learn how we tick, or a curious ambivert, these revelations will answer the questions you’ve always had:
• What’s going on when introverts go quiet?
• What do introvert lovers need to flourish in a relationship?
• How can introverts find their own brand of fulfillment in the workplace?
• Do introverts really have a lot to say—and how do we draw it out?
• How can introverts mine their rich inner worlds of creativity and insight?
• Why might introverts party on a Friday night but stay home alone all Saturday?
• How can introverts speak out to defend their needs?

With other myths debunked and truths revealed, The Secret Lives of Introverts is an empowering manifesto that guides you toward owning your introversion by working with your nature, rather than against it, in a world where you deserve to be heard.
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Book Review: The New Year’s Party by Daniel Hurst

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Title: The New Year’s Party

Author: Daniel Hurst

Format: E-book

Publication Date: December 26, 2022

Number of Pages: 51

Publisher: –

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense

Synopsis:

Would you share your New Year’s resolution with a stranger?

When Carrie and Andy attend a high-class New Year’s Eve Party, they’re looking forward to closing out the year in style. But then they meet Martin and Michaela, a couple who haven’t just come out for champagne and fireworks. They have a New Year’s resolution, and it’s very unusual.

After sharing their own resolutions, Carrie and Andy receive a shocking but tempting offer, one that leaves them unsure of how to proceed. But whatever they decide to do, one thing is certain – this will be a New Year’s Eve they will never forget.
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Book Review: I’m a Therapist, and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter (Dr. Harper Therapy, #1) by Dr. Harper

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Title: I’m a Therapist, and My Patient is Going to be the Next School Shooter (Dr. Harper Therapy, #1) 

Author: Dr. Harper

Format: E-book

Publication Date: January 27, 2019

Number of Pages: 120

Publisher: 

Genre: Thriller, Horror, Crime

Synopsis:

I’m a therapist, and I work with the most dangerous patients.

I’ve seen it all… A boy who planned to be the next school shooter. A patient with OCD whose loved ones really did suffer every time he missed a ritual. A choir boy who claimed he was being molested — not by a priest — but by God Himself. A patient with PTSD who gave me nightmares. A husband and wife who accused each other of abuse, and only one of them was telling the truth.

And how could I ever forget, Patient #220.

The problem is, my patients have a habit of dying. Sometimes I wonder if I’m the common denominator. Or maybe that’s just the cost of taking on exceptionally broken clients.

Either way, I’ll never stop trying to help.
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My 10 Most Anticipated 2023 Releases

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It’s a brand new year! With that, here’s a brand new list to welcome 2023. I’ve curated all my anticipated releases for this year and came up with the top 10 titles that I am most excited about. As you may all know, I love making lists, so I am really excited to get this out to my blog for all of you to see. So without further ado, starting off with books in series that I am absolutely looking forward to, here are my most anticipated releases in 2023:
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Author Feature: 8 Authors I Discovered in 2022

Hi, everyone! It’s been a while since I last updated this corner of the blog. I’ve been meaning to talk about another one of my favorite authors of all time, but I always end up with a blank page simply because I’m afraid that I might not give him justice with the things that I’m going to say about him and his works.

But today, since it’s almost the end of the year, I’m featuring 8 authors that I’ve discovered in 2022 and loved. Take note that these authors have yet to make it to my favorite authors list, but I am featuring them in this section of my blog because I deeply enjoyed reading one or two of their books this year. So without further ado, let’s jump right in: Continue reading

My Signed Hidden Pictures by Jason Rekulak

I just wanted to share on here how ecstatic I feel that I now have a physical signed copy of Jason Rekulak’s Hidden Pictures! One of my book club friends reached out to Jason and asked if we can directly order a book from him with personal dedications. And lo and behold, Jason never charged us for the books. He just asked us to cover the shipping from Philadelphia to Philippines because it’s quite expensive. He’s absolutely one of the most generous and thoughtful authors we came across with and we are so thankful for this.

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Special thanks to the Thrillseekers Book Club PH for making this possible! Truly, it’s the best book club I’ve ever been a part of. ❤

Book Review: No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

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Title: No Place Like Home

Author: Mary Higgins Clark

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: April 5, 2005

Number of Pages: 368

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Crime

Synopsis:

Ten-year-old Liza Barton shoots her mother while trying to protect her from her violent husband–Liza’s stepfather. While the death is ruled accidental, the tabloids still compare Liza to the child murderess Lizzie Borden.

Liza’s adoptive parents change her name to Celia and try to erase all traces of her past. Widowed after a brief marriage in which she had a son, Jack, she remarries a young lawyer. Celia is happy until, on her birthday, he presents her with a gift–the house where she killed her mother. On moving in, they find the words LITTLE LIZZIE’S PLACE–BEWARE painted in red letters on the lawn. When the real estate agent who sold the house to her husband is murdered, she becomes a suspect. As she struggles to prove her innocence, Celia and her little son are being stalked by the killer.

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Stuff I’ve Been Reading Lately #28

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BOOKS READ:

  • The Burning Maze (Trials of Apollo, #3) by Rick Riordan
  • A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

ONGOING:

  • No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark

BOOKS BOUGHT:

  • The Wives by Tarryn Fisher
  • Sweet Heart by Peter James
  • The Weekend Escape by Rakie Bennett
  • Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama
  • Loot by Jude Watson
  • A Child Called It y Dave Pelzer
  • Baby Doll by Hollie Overton
  • Triptych (Will Trent, #1) by Karin Slaughter
  • Criminal (Will Trent, #6) by Karin Slaughter
  • Broken (Will Trent, #4) by Karin Slaughter
  • Christmas at Mistletoe Cottage by Lucy Daniels
  • Creed by James Herbert
  • Witch Hunt by Syd Moore
  • The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson
  • The People Next Door by Christopher Ransom
  • The Birthing House by Christopher Ransom
  • Mystic River by Dennis Lehane
  • Shutter Island by Dennis Lehane
  • The Survivor Club by Lisa Gardner

BOOKS RECEIVED:

  • The Runaway by Martina Cole
  • Moss Hysteria by Kate Collins
  • Fractured (Will Trent, #2) by Karin Slaughter
  • No Place Like Home by Mary Higgins Clark
  • Stay Close by Harlan Coben
  • The Other Daughter by Lisa Gardner

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Book Review: The Troop by Nick Cutter

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Title: The Troop

Author: Nick Cutter

Format: Paperback

Publication Date: February 25. 2014

Number of Pages: 355

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre: Horror, Thriller

Synopsis:

Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story around a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. A horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival with no escape from the elements, the infected…or one another.

Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanity…and terror hungers for more.

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