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Publisher's Summary

Sometimes secrets are better left buried....

Amy Penrose knows how it feels to grow up in a home where your parents harm you more than raise you.

Now an adult, she’s newly qualified as a child psychologist and hopes to help children who’ve gone through struggles of their own.

When a father brings a 12-year-old boy into her office, she recognizes the bruises and the way the boy withdraws into himself. And she wants to help.

But life is never that simple. With a boyfriend at home who believes her career shouldn’t be more important than getting married and having children, and with a boss who seems to want her to stay late all the time, but not for work reasons, and with other patients who need her, Amy is torn.

As she delves into the family’s past, and starts to feel unsafe in her own home, she starts to wonder if this is one child beyond her help.

Get book one in this heart-racing psychological thriller series from NY Times and USA Today best-selling authors M A Comley and M K Farrar.

©2019 M K Farrar (P)2020 Marissa Farrar

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Creepy Good!!!

I read this book and all I can say after listening to the audible is the narrator knocked this story out of the ball park. She brought this creeptasic story even more to life. Her voice makes the chills go right down your spine. This book is twisted, a you don't see who dunnit til it's right there. So hold on tight and I hope your nightmares aren't too bad but this book is ooooh so good. Enjoy. I sure did.

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For the first time trying one of this author's books, I was impressed by it. Interesting, I'll be reading more of their books.

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Brace Yourself

What an excellent story placed in the 80s. My only con was how the MC repeatedly had to distinguish herself as an “educated woman.” But maybe that was par for the course in the 80s? Otherwise, an excellent book one in this series, and I’m looking forward to reading book two! Well done to author’s Farrar and Comley!

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Slow start but good

This story started off a little slow for me, but got better. Nice twist in who was watching over Amy. It was a view into the mind of someone really not "normal" in their way of thinking and behaving. Just goes to show you can never really know what lurks in the minds of others. Good characters and story. Didn't disappoint.

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This thriller will shock you!

This is one of those books that leave you thinking ‘I did NOT see that coming’. Told from the POV of newly licensed child psychologist , Dr. Amy Penrose. Amy is deeply concerned with one of her cases in which the boy has been expelled from school. Digging deepest, she discovers that his mother abandoned the family 2 yrs ago without a word, and a trace. As she begins to delve further, Amy begins to suspect that Edward’s father is abusing his son and may be the reason for his wife’s disappearance.
Meanwhile, Amy’s personal life is no cake walk...her live-in boyfriend is pressuring her to ‘settle down’ and start a family; her possibly OCD mother has certain expectations of Amy...and her boss is covertly sexually harassing her. Just when you believe that you have this story figured out, it throws you for a loop. Enjoyable psychological thriller.

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Watching over me..

I enjoyed this one. It kept me interested from start to finish with a good twist in there. Narration was good also. Will read more from this author.

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Well done

Social Service a job that Amy finds a thin line when she talks with a 12 year old boy. Good story of how far can she legally go. A missing mother, bruises on the son, and one angry father add to the questions. Well done.
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  • 06-14-20

start of psychologist crime series

Good solid start of series - with the psychologist in the main role, partnered with a detective. So if you like detective/crime genre, this is for you. I personally didn't find it full of suspense and I don't like a book that starts (and continues) with all the same characters - with just a few others added in as books continue (so wont be purchasing the next in series).

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  • Sam Taylor
  • 06-10-20

New to the Authors (both female) loved it

Loved the book sets the stage for more with the same character.
Enough detail to allow your imagination to build your own picture. Hate it when there is too much detail and it waffles on
Enjoyed the narrator - not heard her before.
Overall a good listen. Already bought book two.

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  • TerryHeth
  • 05-12-20

Excellent

Ok this started as it went on! Straight into the workings of a child’s problems, the adult psychologist Amy listening & because of her past she feels she can help.
Then as she digs further she begins to be unsure and is she safe. Who’s the one hurting this boy.
This is a fab start to I hope a running series by these 2 brilliant authors.
A definite thriller and it kept me hooked the 2 days I spread it over.
Narrator was very good too. Kept story going on well & you could feel her as she read it.

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  • Shirazee
  • 05-06-20

A first for me!

This is my first ever audible book so was a little wary, but, as a fan of Marissa Farrar's books I thought I'd give it a go. I wasn't disappointed & really liked the way the story was read. The build up of tension was great as were the twists in the story. A great listen, though think I still prefer an actual book (or ebook)

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  • Book Monitor
  • 05-03-20

A bit disappointed

I really like the work of both these authors individually so was looking for to this novel which is the first part of a series.
I am afraid I found Amy irritating, unconvincing and not particularly relatable. I work in mental health and have done since the early 1980's and it was a different place to where we are now, indeed I knew a psychologist just like Timothy! However there were too many leaps in this tale, too much jumping to conclusions to make this as good a read as it could be. I felt that the protagonist was easy to spot from very early on and some of the characters were a bit one dimensional.
The scenes towards the end of the book were well written and gripping, and worth waiting for and it shows just what these authors can do.
The Narrator read quite well and it was easy to tell the different voices, but I would have liked a little more tonal variation .
So for me this was a three star read.

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  • sue ward
  • 05-01-20

Great listen


Well heck this is one messed up individual, I am talking about the character and not the writer, although if I were to meet this author I’d probably be keeping one eye on her now lol.
This is a very well written book, I could feel the anxieties, the paranoia, the mistrust, the fracturing relationships and how easily all these things can be caused with some manipulation!
I don’t want to give anything away so I’m not going to say too much about this psychological thriller except read it, or listen to it as the narrator does a great job.

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  • Amazing Me
  • 04-29-20

A fabulous book

I really enjoyed listening to this story, it had me gripped till the end. I'm looking forward to listening to more by M K Farrar and M A Comley

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  • Beyond The Books
  • 04-29-20

great thriller!

Amy is a child psychologist who knows well enough what child abuse looks like on a kid because she was that kid, many moons ago. A 12 yr old boy is presented as a new client and she sees the signs, but is hampered by a boss that doesn't want her to work late in order to actually work and a boyfriend, Gary, who thinks she should be more interested in womans stuff "marriage and all the trappings!". She goes out on a limb to delve into the family and everything around them. As she doggedly carries on she finds she is sensing a vulnerability and feels unsafe in her house. Who could be causing this? What is happening? Amy has a fight to come...and she doesn't realise how hard and how dark it will be, causing her to never, ever forget.
This was a creepy read with the narrator ramping up the creep factor! Brilliant! Two of my favourite authors get together and nothing less that a tense, dark and edge of my seat read is expected! They delivered!