Today we’re a stop on the Love Gone Mad tour! Love Gone Mad is a book by Mark Rubinstein – a psych-thriller that has suspense up the ying yang! So, I’m going to share my review with you
When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion’s nest into which they’ve stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after them both–and the stalker is not only brilliant and crafty, but vows to exact revenge for the ultimate betrayal. As things spin out of control, Megan and Adrian fight for their lives.
Love Gone Mad is one of those books that you see the cover, the title pulls you in, the synopsis grabs at you and won’t let go. You start to read and soon you’re completely immersed and your heart is racing because you’re not really sure HOW this is all going to turn out. An ex-lover turned stalker… what more could a suspense-lover such as I desire? Not much really.
Love Gone Mad is a pretty fast paced novel, the first half whirs by and then the second half takes a surprising turn. With so much action – and what I would consider an climax ending scene in the middle of the book, I couldn’t help but wonder what in the world the second half of Love Gone Mad would hold. I was really excited by the developments.
You see, Love Gone Mad goes where most psych-thrillers (and really most suspense novels) end. After the bad guy is caught most books wrap it up from there and we don’t really get to see much of the aftermath, which gets old after awhile! So when Love Gone Mad kept going I was like YES!
We get to see the ex-lover go on trial – and not only hear about it but actually sit in the courtroom and listen to expert testimony from both sides of the fence. Which I thought was fricken fascinating. I think this is where the author’s expertise really shines through – you see Mark Rubinstein is a well known psychiatrist and he’s got a real interest in forensic psychiatry which displays itself well in Love Gone Mad too. I happen to be fascinated with psychology, so it’s no surprise I was riveted with the courtroom drama.
And even after the courtroom drama – it doesn’t end there! Finally, a book that goes even FURTHER! No more ending on verdict and closing the last page. I could barely believe my luck!
We get to see a little bit into the life of the ex-lover turned stalker as he goes through treatment and there’s a particularly interesting scene that I enjoyed [because I felt like I was really behind the scenes, getting a look at some of what really goes into play] when a situation arises and a group of psychiatrists and experts that have been treating the ex-lover have to decide if he’s “well” enough to do something [I'm being purposefully vague here because I don't want to spoil anything!]
So, what’s my verdict on Love Gone Mad? It’s one heck of a ride! It’s fast paced and fascinating and anyone who loves psych-thrillers and are interested in one that delves a little deeper than the average suspense novel will really enjoy Love Gone Mad!
Love Gone Mad
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