By G. H. Ephron
Amnesia, G.H. Ephron's acclaimed debut, brought forensic neuropsychologist and professional safety witness Dr. Peter Zak. Returning in dependancy, Peter is again within the thick of items on the Pearce Psychiatric heart, dealing with sufferers in addition to daily ordinary administrative nightmares on the sanatorium, like budgetary matters, development, and colleagues' drug trials. after which the worst nightmare of all-the homicide of a colleague.
Such an occasion, if it weren't devastating adequate, rekindles Peter's thoughts of the homicide of his spouse, which left Peter emotionally shattered and remoted; he's only in the near past all started to emerge. yet he can't retreat this time; he needs to use his services to aid reconstruct this baffling and extremely own killing.
Peter discovers his buddy and previous lover, Pearce psychiatrist Channing Temple, lifeless from a gunshot wound on health facility grounds. Her 16-year-old daughter Olivia is status over the physique, retaining a gun. Did Olivia, who has been abusing Ritalin and different medicines, kill her mom? Peter thinks now not, yet she is readily arraigned for homicide, and he has in basic terms weeks to discover the killer prior to Olivia is shipped to legal. during this annoying and compelling moment installment in a hugely lauded sequence, the gifted writing workforce often called G.H. Ephron tackles the risks and misconceptions surrounding addiction...and the chaos of homicide.
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