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The Long Shadow Kindle Edition
"A harrowing and thrilling read, this mystery will keep you on the edge of your seat."--Buzzfeed, Best Australian Books Of 2015 (on Medea's Curse)
"[A] well-informed, fast-paced look at the dangers in the child welfare system." Kirkus (on This I Would Kill For)
"In The Long Shadow, Buist continues to impress with her smart brand of psychological thriller. A brooding story about small town secrets and the lies we tell to protect ourselves."--Emma Viskic, author of Resurrection Bay
"Buist's own extensive background in psychiatry shines through."--Herald Sun
"Suspenseful Aussie noir at its best."--New Idea
"The denouement is thrilling... worth the wait."--Sydney Morning Herald --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- ASIN : B082T3YD7Z
- Publisher : Text Publishing (28 April 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 2596 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 320 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 114,595 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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With the mystery of a baby kidnapping that happened 20 years ago at it’s heart, it is set firmly in the present day when Dean is transferred to Riley to investigate the local hospital and arrives with his wife Issy and young son Noah. Issy is a psychologist and she agrees to take a new mothers therapy group, to keep up her skills.
At first I felt there where a number of characters to get my head around, ie the five women of the therapy group and their family members. It did help that there was a list at the front of the book of all the characters. The chapters were short and I think it also helped and I got addicted to saying....just one more chapter.
I enjoyed the character development, some where developed more than others but that was pertinent to the story.
Really enjoyed this and it had a satisfying conclusion. Thank you to the publisher for a copy to read
When a local GP hears of Issy's qualifications he arranges for her to run a therapy group for some new mothers in the area that he feels could use some psychological support. Issy herself is the mother of a toddler and dealing with her own anxiety problems.
It soon becomes apparent that Issy and Dean are very unwelcome and small threats and disturbances start to cause Issy some alarm. Is it personal against her or her husband who is seen as a threat to the community hospital?
I found this hard to put down. My only beef is around the easy access people seemed to get to medical records (working in this department myself) which I know is not the case.
Thank you Text Publishing for the paperback that I won, I am happy to recommend this as a 'good one'!
Psychologist Issy, with toddler Noah in tow, starts up a woman's group for new mothers, and soon finds it's not just the hospital situation that's causing a simmering tension in the town. Someone has sent an anonymous letter to the police that a baby killer is going to strike soon. And it's not the first time they have killed...
With intriguing, yet mostly unlikeable characters, and a plot driven with local tensions, I found The Long Shadow to be a mostly absorbing read. I did find it bogged down a bit during the group therapy sessions, but soon picked up as it wound up all the threads in an excellent ending. A worthwhile read for all lovers of psychological dramas and small town secrets.
My thanks to Text Publishing for an uncorrected copy to read and review. The opinions are entirely my own.