Tortured Memory (Brier Hospital Series Book 4)

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Tortured Memory, a Brier Hospital series novel, is a mystery, suspense thriller involving Abbie Adler, a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Abbie, a victim of abuse herself, has the insights needed to make her an effective therapist. In addition, she treats adults in individual and group therapy sessions for a broad range of psychiatric problems including depression, personality disorders, psychopathy, and malignant narcissism.On a December evening, the Berkeley Police find Abbie sitting in her car at Inspiration Point overlooking the East Bay of San Francisco. She’s bruised and catatonic. They transport her to Brier Hospital where they admit her to the psychiatric ward. The nature of her condition, and its cause, remain a mystery. After standard treatments fail, her psychiatrist recommends electroshock therapy. Finally, she awakens but remembers nothing of the month preceding. In addition, she discovers significant memory gaps from the past few years.Abbie had been treating two victims of the Chabot rapist who targeted girls and as she’s making progress in their care, unbelievably, someone abducts and strangles them. Their deaths devastate Abbie.During Abbie’s difficult recovery, memories of past events gradually return. They are fragmentary and torture her with memory flashes and nightmares. Gradually, she begins to suspect that one of her adult patients may be the strangler. When the police find Abbie’s prime suspect brutally murdered, both she and the police are befuddled. Abbie struggles to discover the identity of the strangler and those who may be abetting his actions. Will he/they get away with it?From 5 star review: This book has some very sensitive topics but sometimes these topics need to be addressed. The author wrote a wonderful crime thriller that kept you on your toes every minute. I couldn't put the book down. It just kept those pages turning and turning.

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Tortured Memory (Brier Hospital Series Book 4) 4.0 out of 5 based on 66 ratings. 228 user reviews
Expired Deals Tortured Memory (Brier Hospital Series Book 4) Tortured Memory, a Brier Hospital series novel, is a mystery, suspense thriller involving Abbie Adler, a child and adolescent psychiatrist. Abbie, a victim of abuse herself, has the insights needed to make her an effective therapist. In addition, she treats adults in individual and group therapy sessions for a broad range of psychiatric problems including depression, personality disorders, psychopathy, and malignant narcissism.On a December evening, the Berkeley Police find Abbie sitting in her car at Inspiration Point overlooking the East Bay of San Francisco. She’s bruised and catatonic. They transport her to Brier Hospital where they admit her to the psychiatric ward. The nature of her condition, and its cause, remain a mystery. After standard treatments fail, her psychiatrist recommends electroshock therapy. Finally, she awakens but remembers nothing of the month preceding. In addition, she discovers significant memory gaps from the past few years.Abbie had been treating two victims of the Chabot rapist who targeted girls and as she’s making progress in their care, unbelievably, someone abducts and strangles them. Their deaths devastate Abbie.During Abbie’s difficult recovery, memories of past events gradually return. They are fragmentary and torture her with memory flashes and nightmares. Gradually, she begins to suspect that one of her adult patients may be the strangler. When the police find Abbie’s prime suspect brutally murdered, both she and the police are befuddled. Abbie struggles to discover the identity of the strangler and those who may be abetting his actions. Will he/they get away with it?From 5 star review: This book has some very sensitive topics but sometimes these topics need to be addressed. The author wrote a wonderful crime thriller that kept you on your toes every minute. I couldn't put the book down. It just kept those pages turning and turning. http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q15%2BZXQcL._SL160_.jpg
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