LOVESICK Book Review

Author Spencer Seidel has come out with a new crime novel titled LOVESICK. I was sent a review copy to read and keep. I found this book to be captivating. It’s well written, and draws the reader into the story immediately. In the beginning, a murder of a young man is discovered by two beat cops. It appears that the crime was committed by the young man found covered in the victim’s blood, at the scene.
The author introduces the main character, Dr. Lisa Boyers, as a forensic psychologist, who is brought in to interview the young killer, and help him recover his lost memories of the killing. As the story unfolds, Dr. Boyers has to face her own past demons, and fight to stay alive.
One thing I loved about this story, is that just when you think you know what is going on, the author introduces a twist to the storyline. Everything changes, and you are left trying to figure it all out again. I found myself feeling sympathy for the young man charged with murder. His whole life was turned upset down, and he couldn’t figure out why.
Spencer Seidel shows how one decision a person makes can impact many lives. Also, he shows how that one decision can lead to a lifelong series of events. You’ll have to read the book to understand what I mean. I don’t want to give away anymore than what I have.
One thing that I would have liked to have more of in this book, is romance. Dr. Lisa Boyers is brought into this case by an old friend, Paul Ducharme. There is a chemistry between the two, but Lisa isn’t ready for a relationship. I understand why the author didn’t expand more on this, but still felt that it was an element that needed to be included in the storyline. It would be nice if the author made a series of books based on these characters. If he does that, he could build up a romantic relationship between the two.
This is Seidel’s second book that has been published. His first book, Dead of Wynter, was well-received by critics. If he keeps writing as well as he has in LOVESICK, I predict a long, and successful career as an author of crime novels.


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