ABOUT THE BOOK:
The DSM. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. A voluminous, invaluable tool used by psychotherapists the world over to diagnose individuals with mental illness. Referenced by Samantha Clark countless times throughout her career, never suspecting that one day it would save her life.
Samantha receives a seemingly innocent but anonymous letter, and overnight her world changes forever. She becomes a victim in a frightening game of cat-and-mouse, a nightmare that begins when her boyfriend, Todd, fails to return to the wellness retreat they own in the woods of Florida. Working closely with police, Samantha and two trusted friends discover that Todd’s disappearance is linked to a series of murders occurring in a nearby county. They soon find themselves prey to a mentally ill patient from Samantha’s past, bent on revenge. With time bearing down, they must weave together the clues found in a succession of ominous letters and the DSM to save Todd. Their mission to unravel the mystery behind the kidnapping plunges them into a terrifying maze of danger, deception, and madness.
“The Fear Of Things To Come was CREEPY! The lead male character, Donnie, has some serious issues stemming from his past with a horribly abusive father. Donnie is actually very brilliant. He took a computer course while in the mental facility and was able to really grasp the tech side and further educate himself in how computer work and garner some serious hacking skills. He was able to hack into medical facility files. This made for one heck of a dangerous character!
I think Kathryne did a great job laying out the mystery of Todd’s disappearance, for Samantha. I also liked that she has characters involved with Donnie that aren’t necessarily bad, but have circumstances that are leading them into this really bad lifestyle. You see certain characters want to change their lives but things like drugs and desperately needing that next fix hold them back from doing the right thing right away. I feel like Kathryne really hit on how desperate people can feel sometimes. She also tapped into some serious rage with Donnie. Parts of the story were really terrifying to read! I had to put it down a couple of times and then go back and finish reading it.
If you are into thrillers, this one is for you!
|Author Kathryne Arnold|
Disclosure: I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books. All the opinions above are 100% my own.
Crystal is a stay-at-home- mom, living in KY with her husband and children. She is a travel and lifestyle blogger encouraging folks to live their life one adventure at a time while also focusing on beauty, essential oils and health. From time to time she also likes to showcase her adorable pets along with her family. Along with Cinnamon Hollow she can be found at The Martin Family Adventure … read more