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Obsessed (Peter Zaks Mystery #4)

3.57  ·  Rating Details ·  63 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
G. H. Ephron's gripping crime novels deal with fascinating psychological symptoms at work in the minds of murderers and their targets. In Obsessed, forensic neuropsychologist and expert defense witness Peter Zak is trying to help a coworker, Dr. Emily Ryan, who is being tormented by a stalker. She doesn't have any idea who it could be, and his acts have been escalating, to ...more
ebook, 320 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by Minotaur Books (first published 2003)
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Jun 05, 2010 Maddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dr. Peter Zak is a forensic neuropsychologist at the Pearce Psychiatric Institute. He's always been fascinated by studying the brain, and often works in the area of dementia, especially interesting to him since his father was a victim of Alzheimer's. At the Institute, he is supervising a post doctoral candidate by the name of Emily Ryan who was working part time on a fellowship. Emily also has another job at an MRI facility called University Medical Imaging (UMI) which is doing leadin
This was a fast read, given the length of the book. Rather than being a compelling mystery, though, it reminded me of a fifty-minute TV show where you're pretty sure you know the ending but decide to wait it out just to be certain. If you're looking for intellectual stimulation, this is not the book for you. It offers a quick, breezy mystery to distract you from life for a few hours.
Dec 09, 2008 Janice rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good fast read from this mystery series, interesting characters, with Dr. Zak, a forensic psychologist as the leading character. Start the series with "Amnesia" to know the story line.
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Hallie Ephron and forensic neuropsychologist Donald Davidof are co-authors of the Dr. Peter Zak medical/psychological mysteries. They write under the shared pseudonum G.H. Ephron. The character of Dr. Zak is based loosely on Don, who runs a unit at the McLean, Harvard's psychiatric hospital, and often consults as an expert witness for the defense in criminal cases.
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