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My book for today is The Patient by Cole Baxter
Publication Date: October 1, 2023
The things he fears the most are the ones inside his head.
Ten years ago, James Owens was convicted of a murder he couldn’t remember committing. Now, finally released from the mental institution where he’s served his time, he is placed under house arrest in the sprawling family home he has inherited from his father.
Living in isolation, visited only by his therapist, parole officer, and supportive but controlling twin Janet, he at least has something resembling peace. But he is still haunted by hallucinations, nightmares, and bizarre memories which may or may not be real.
Strange sounds in the house, and objects which disappear or are mysteriously damaged all add to his fear that he is sliding into uncontrolled insanity again.
But is he? Or is his fragile mental state being manipulated by someone with a sinister agenda of their own?
When tragedy strikes, James must go on a journey that will force him to confront the past – and the haunted depths of his own tortured soul.
I paced up and down the sidewalk outside the hospital as I waited for my ride. I was sure it was either a mistake or a cruel joke, me being released like this. Some people would say the hospital was like a prison. I would say it was more like a sanctuary, a place to go to escape the overwhelming feeling that everyday life brought, and for me, it had been home for the last ten years. And now I was being thrown back into the world with no idea what to do or what to expect.
Today’s Question Is: – Do you read anything specific in the fall? (submitted by Billy @ Coffee Addicted Writer)
A: No, not really. I generally read thrillers anyway so it’s always a spook fest for me, lol!
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