A murder rocks Portland, Maine when police discover an incoherent teen sitting in a pool of blood late one night. Paul Ducharme is found with a murder weapon in hand, clutching the dead body of his best friend with no clue how he got to the Eastern Promenade Trail.
A teenage love traingle gone wrong brings Spencer Seidel back with a vengeance in Lovesick (Publishing Works; $14.95; June 2012), the follow up to his breakout novel Dead of Wynter. Seidel deftly illustrates the toxic relationship involving a friend and love interest - Wendy, the girl of Paul's dreams and Lee, Paul's best friend - each with their own desires, issues and shocking agendas.
Wendy has been missing for weeks. Her boyfriend Lee has been murdered - apparently by Paul. It's an open and shut case - or so most of Portland thinks.
Dr. Lisa Boyers, forensic psychologist, receives a call from an old friend, a connection to her troubled past. Attorney Rudy Swaner wants her to interview the young killer, who claims to have forgotten the events leading up to the murder.
Media attention mounts. Reporters stream into Portland. All eyes turn to Lisa as she is dragged unwillingly into the spotlight. She seems intent on exonerating the brutal teen killer but quickly finds herself the focus of an over-zealous reporter threatening to expose dirty secrets she'd rather not share.
Spencer Seidel’s love of reading and writing began as a child after he discovered Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His first novel, Dead of Wynter, was published in 2011 and was well-received by critics and readers alike. When he’s not writing novels, Spencer enjoys playing loud rock guitar, something he’s been doing for over twenty-five years.
Murder and suspense don't generally command my attention when I read books. I'll read those kind of books once in a while, but they're not one of my favorite genres. Lovesick sucked me in to the plot from the beginning and I didn't want to let go.
A teenager is accused of murdering his crush and his best friend. Dr. Lisa Boyers is asked to take on the case of evaluating the teenager, Paul, to piece together the events that led up to the murder. Soon, Dr. Lisa Boyers realizes that her own life and pieces of her past are being made public. Lisa goes from trying to help piece together the pieces of a teenage murder to also having to defend and protect herself.
I was so involved in Lovesick that one night when I couldn't sleep I spent three hours by myself in the wee hours of the morning reading it, and had to tear myself away. Lovesick is only the second book by author Spencer Seidel but you couldn't tell it. I do want to warn you that there are some graphic situations, but that's usually what you'll find in a suspense thriller. The plot is engaging and the words flow easily.
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