The Blind: A Haunting Psychological Thriller

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Samantha James is a psychologist working at mental institution in Manhattan. At work, she is exemplary at her job, having worked hard for years to be the best. During her hours off the clock, however, she is barely holding it together. She lives mostly off alcohol and is in a very abusive relationship. Sam is finding it harder and harder to disguise her problems at work, and then Richard comes along. He’s a patient no one wants, and he only wants to work with Sam. He seems to see right through her. She starts to feel like it’s a case of The Blind leading the blind. It becomes more and more clear that she’s the one in need of saving, and Richard might be the only one who can help.

This was a fantastic book. I would like to say that there is nothing haunting or mysterious about it. It was very clear what Richard’s relationship to Sam was. However, just watching the process of Sam coming to terms with her own problems was in a way cathartic. Having a degree in psychology, I actually enjoyed the clinical aspect more than anything else. This book was also a great example of how easy it is for us to put people who are meant to help us on a pedestal when we have to remember that they are people, too, who have their own problems and demons to deal with. Most of the time they are more equipped to help us than we could do on our own, but that doesn’t make them perfect.

This book is perfect for those who love psychology and are interested in the various mental disorders that plague people. But I will warn you again that it is not a thriller or even really a mystery. That didn’t take anything away from this book and it is still very much worth your time.

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Star Count 5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Park Row Books
Publish Date 2017-Sep-26
ISBN 9780778330875 Buy this Book
Issue October 2017
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller


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