Published by Inkubator Books on October 8, 2023
Genres: Psychological Thrillers
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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.
Cole Baxter is always a must-read author for me now. I love his writing style and his creativity in his books. I read “The Patient” in two hours and all I can say is WOW!
It had me guessing the whole way through and I was just hooked. The suspense and intrigue kept me on the edge of my seat, eagerly turning each page to uncover the answers. The writing style was captivating, with vivid descriptions that brought the story to life in my imagination.
Although the tone was a bit dark, it added to the overall atmosphere and made the story even more compelling. I found myself completely engrossed, losing track of time as I delved deeper into the plot. It’s rare to come across a book that can truly transport you to another world, but this one did just that. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an enthralling and well-crafted story.
Thank you to Zoé from ZooLoo’s Book Tours and Inkubator Books for allowing me to read and review this book.