Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lovesick by Spencer Seidel Review

Title: Lovesick
Author: Spencer Seidel
Genre: Thriller, Suspense
Page Count: 376 pages
Publish Date: June 2012 in paperback, Original October 15, 2011
Book Type: ARC provided for review
Publisher: PublishingWorks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781935557692
Picture from Goodreads
From Goodreads: A teenage boy is found on Portland Maine’s Eastern Promenade Trail holding the dead body of his best friend and the murder weapon. Forensic psychologist Lisa Boyers is called in to interview the disturbed young man, and her jailhouse interviews reveal more about her troubled, violent past than she bargained for.
My Review: Love the cover! Bleeding hearts are always good. Very appropriate for February. It also makes me think of Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." A lot. The one thing I would change would be to have the author’s name a bit smaller. However, that’s just personal preference.
I really need to start reading more thrillers. I think I say this after every thriller I read, but then I forget about it. Someone remind me. Please? The best part about thrillers is they always seem to keep me interested--they keep me wanting to turn the pages and guessing until the end. It's always fun to try to solve the big mystery. 
The best thriller authors know how to reveal just the right amount of information. They don’t reveal too little or too much. Spencer Seidel did just that in Lovesick. If Lovesick was any indication of Seidel's writing, I’m really looking forward to reading more in the future.
She wasn’t wrong about Chad. She just knew it. She was sure about him, despite his perfectly logical explanation. Lisa’s apartment on Cumberland Avenue was only fifteen or twenty minutes from USM, in Portland, almost in the East End. Her commute home took her down Forest Avenue and then left onto Cumberland. She parked in back, in her assigned spot, still feeling uneasy. She didn’t exactly have the greatest track-record with men, budding mass murderers or not. Face it, she thought. Your track-record is downright abysmal. And when your life was filled with these bad experiences, you couldn’t possibly give a kid like Chad Lamm a break. So, knowing this about herself, maybe she should? Maybe she had overreacted? She remembered a trip to the emergency room, sitting in the back seat of the family’s rattly Volkswagen Beetle, her mother in the front seat, holding a bloody kitchen towel to her lip, glaring at Lisa’s father.
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Thank you so much to Spencer Seidel, MediaMuscle, and BookTrib for my review copy!


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