Saturday, October 13, 2012

Into The Flames by Mel Bossa

Reviewer: Bob Lind, Echo Magazine
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books, August 2012, 
Pages: 264

Dr. Jamie Scarborough is a respected psychiatrist who deals with an eclectic group of diverse, troubled patients. Most do not realize that he can relate to them far better than they'd guess, since the good doctor has a good many hang-ups as well, including a hefty dose of obsessive compulsive disorder, germ phobia, and not dealing well with a recent breakup with his lover. Besides the doctor, the story focuses on his most challenging patient, an emotionally damaged young man who later disappears without a trace, raising significant concern from his transsexual sister and others who know him. Could the key to the disappearance be one of Jamie's other patients? 

Ms. Bossa is a uniquely gifted storyteller, and I have enjoyed each of her very different - but equally well-written and engaging - novels to date. This one is a bit more of a mystery than the others, and is absolutely riveting in its pacing and focus. Much recommended - five stars out of five.

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