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Martie is extremely happy and content with her life until one day she becomes afraid of her own shadow. Having a friend who is agrophobic and relies upon her support entirely, she tries to shrug off her fear. Her phobia increases to an extent whereupon she destroys everything in the house in her bid to expel any object she may be able to use to harm her beloved husband, Dusty - or herself.
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Her husband suggests she see the same phychiatrist she takes her friend to, Dr. Ahriman.

Dusty has already taken his brother, Skeet to a care home for Drug addicts following a suicide attempt earlier in the day. Skeet went into a deep sleep upon Dusty's instructions.

Martie's friend is found dead in her apartment leaving a suicide note; however a message left on Marties answerphone quickly discounts such an end - and implies the murderer is none other than Dr Ahriman. A meeting with their own consultant, Dr.Closterman sends them on a bizarre trail to find out who is exactly behind the now evident 'brain-washing' with a race against time before they become the next victims.
The review of this Book prepared by Jo Jeffries

Helping her agoraphobic friend is an agonizing ritual for Marty. Just getting Susan out of her home is a monumental task. Little did Marty know that in helping Susan, she was hurting herself. Marty began to have delusional thoughts, bizarre behavior, and severe anxiety attacks. She began to see Susan's doctor for help. She trusted him because she thought her friend's treatment was working, until she was found dead in her apartment.
The review of this Book prepared by Tracey Ray

Four people suffering from panic attacks do things they can't remember later. The antagonist is a psychiatrist of one of the people suffering, but all they victims know each other very well. The doctor (antagonist )actually uses his knowledge of mental health to worsen the condition of the victims to the point they are suicidal and manipulates the women for sexual purposes, but he starts getting sloppy and is eventually revealed.
The review of this Book prepared by Andrew Walker

Martie Rhodes takes her friend Susan to a reknown pyschiatrist, Dr. Acriman. Soon Martie is having mental problems herself. As the book progresses, it starts to look less like mental illness and more like mind control and manipulation, which reaches far beyond Martie and Susan. Martie and her husband Dusty attempt to find out who is abusing them. When they do know who, they must find evidence that the police accept, as well as try to understand WHY. All they while, the powers that are attempting to control them try to stop them.
The review of this Book prepared by Linda Rodriguez

Martie has developed a fear of herself. She is afraid that she will hurt the people she loves. When her husband Dusty takes her to see a psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Ahriman, they soon discover that the doctor has an evil plan to take over their minds and to use them in horrifying ways.
The review of this Book prepared by Monica Hughes

Another high-tech medical thriller. With revenge being the center of this potentially deadly web, where the hunted becomes the hunter.
The review of this Book prepared by Shawn

After unexplainable lapses in time and the sudden onset of autophobia, Marty and Dusty come to realize that they are puppets in a scheme to settle a score over twenty years in the past. They discover the puppeteer is a person close to them and put together the pieces of a puzzle that could end their lives. This is basically a re-hash of the ealier novel "Night Chills". They both revolve around 'brain-washing' and controlling people's subconcious.
The review of this Book prepared by J. E. Deaver

The underlying theme in this book is about the power of mind control. If you have read the book "The Manchurian Candidate", you'll love this thriller. Lots of action and suspense. You are never sure about whether the protagonist will be able to muster the where-with-all to defeat the principal villan.
The review of this Book prepared by alfred c. harrell

pyschiatrist plays mind games on women and anyone involved with the particular women as revenge for a bad childhood and parents. What happens at the end to the dr. and what leads him to do these mind crimes is totally amazing!
The review of this Book prepared by angelina davis

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 38.9%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 38.9%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 12.2%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 10% Tone of story    -   scarey (primal ax-wielding fear) Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) Medical Thriller    -   Yes Medical Plotlets:    -   psychiatrist messes up mind Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Crime Thriller    -   Yes Crime plotlets:    -   vigilante getting revenge General Crime (including known murderer)    -   Yes Amnesia story?    -   Yes If story PRIMARILY about main chr. being hunted...    -   hunted by killer/stalker

Main Character

Gender    -   Male    -   Female Profession/status:    -   small businessman Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very gorey references to deaths/dead bodies and torture Explicit sex in book?    -   Yes Unusual form of death?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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