This was the first book that I've read by the author, Danielle Girard, and it was an exciting, fast paced read. We've all seen the movies or read the books that show the controlling, abusive psychopath that can't let go of his "possession" .... but this guy really takes it to the extreme in mental torture. The tension ensured this was an exceptionally quick read - you couldn't put the book down for wanting to know what would happen next. I love how the protagonist, Dr Anna Schwartzman, is flawed but still has that fight left in her. As there are more books in the series, I hope that the threads that are left hanging in this novel are tied up in the next. How does she battle her cancer? And what the hell is really going on with her mother? I also feel that she hasn't rid herself of her ex just yet; it will be interesting to see if he raises his ugly head in any future novels. Thoroughly enjoyable!