The Blame Game

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Claustrophobic and creepy, this book will send you down rabbit-holes and have your head spinning as you follow this narrator, 39 year old psychologist Naomi Chandler, and her crazy, unsettling story. Just what is real, what is imagined, and what is the result of trauma, long-buried, in the dark and troubled past of Naomi, who now works with clients experiencing similar issues stemming from histories seeped in violence and abuse.

Naomi’s organized, helpful world, and the patient-relationships she struggles to maintain with a proper professional distance, hint at more than a little instability – leading us to question the reliability of her first-person narrative voice, and all that implies, as this story is Naomi’s story, completely, and oh what a story it is.

As Naomi’s world entwines ever so disconcertingly with the lives of her patients, it’s impossible for the reader not to experience unease, – too many lines crossed leading us to question just exactly what is happening here, and who is really in the drivers seat.

A frightening and suspenseful journey follows, one that I guarantee will leave you breathless and more than a little distrustful. Someone (everyone?) is lying, something bad is happening and as the tension builds there is clearly more danger coming.

A taut and gripping read, this is a book that is hard to put down, with perhaps one-too-many twists and turns and an ending that, although shocking and somewhat satisfying, left this reader still feeling a trifle confused.

A great big thank you to the author @SandieJones_Author and the publisher @minotaur_Books for an ARC of this book, which I received as a #GoodreadsGiveaway. All thoughts presented are my own.


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