Monday, February 20, 2012

Book Review & Today's Excerpt: Lovesick by Spencer Seidel

Lovesick by Spencer Seidel
Publisher: Publishing Works, Inc.
Publish Date: ebook, currently out,
paperback, releases, June 21, 2012
Paperback, 376 pages 
Fiction, Suspense/Thriller

Excerpt for today:
Dina’s eyes again wandered over to Chad, who was looking at the ground.

Lisa smiled and said, “Sure.” She fished a business card out of her bag and handed it to Dina. Lisa said, “Email me.We’ll set up a time to talk about it. Now, Chad, is there something I can help you with? I really must get going.”

Chad unshouldered his pack again and reached inside. He pulled out a few sheets of paper and said, “I wanted to give you this. It’s that essay you said I could fix for a higher grade. I had to run back to my room after class to get it. You said you needed it by today.”

“Oh. Okay, sure,” Lisa said, taking the papers.
One side of Chad’s mouth curled into what looked to Lisa like a predatory grin. 

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My Review:
I liked Dead of Wynter but was not as crazy about it as some reviewers, but I was intrigued by Lovesick's blurb so I had to read it.  Oh my, I am so glad I did.  Mr. Seidel really stepped it  up to me.  This is a thriller to the max.  So much is going on that I did not even realize until I was told and that made it awesome.  I won't go into specifics in my review because I don't want to spoil things, but suffice it to say that Mr. Seidel is now on my must-read list.

Lovesick is what I consider a psychological thriller and it was right up there with some of Chelsea Cain's books if you like a comparison.  This involves three teenagers in a love triangle of sorts only one teenager ends up missing, one is murdered and it looks like the other is to blame.  Enter in Forensic Psychologist Lisa Boyers, who talks to Paul, the one who is accused of murdering Lee to get the full story.  The story is fascinating as well as the story that unfolds in Lisa's life in both the past and present.  The characters, were fascinating, they were broken and interesting and this seems to be the way Mr. Seidel likes them.  And this also seems to be best for this type of thriller.  The characters personalities add a lot to the book, and I think Mr. Seidel has done an amazing job writing them into the story so they make perfect sense in the storyline.

The plot is amazing.  Mr. Seidel weaves it and paces it perfectly.  It never grows stale or moves too fast. It goes just right, keeps your interest and keeps you turning pages to find out what will happen next.  I could not turn pages fast enough.  I was fascinated.  I was horrified.  And every time I thought I knew where it was going, Mr. Seidel switched it up on me.  That's what made it really great.

If you are looking for the next great psychological thriller, then you have found it in Lovesick.  It will keep you turning pages until the very last page and when it's done you will hope to have more books with Forensic Psychologist Lisa Boyers in it.

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

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About the Book:
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.

About the Author (from 
Spencer Seidel lives and works in suburban New Jersey but has also called Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine home. He is an honors graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and attended the Berklee College of Music to study guitar, which he has been playing for over 25 years. His love of reading and books began as a child after discovering Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Later, he was drawn to darker work by authors such as Stephen King, Peter Straub, and Jack Ketchum, who continue to influence his dark novels and short stories.


FTC Information: I received this book from Meryl L. Moss Media Relations for an honest review.  I do make money from purchases made at The Book Depository and B&, but all money is used to fund giveaways and shipping for giveaways from the blog.


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