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Delusion: A Mystery (Peter Zaks Mystery #3)

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From the acclaimed author of Amnesia and Addiction comes the story of a paranoid man accused of killing his wife-is he ill, or is he a great actor trying to get away with murder?

Forensic neuropsychologist at Boston's prestigious Pearce Psychiatric Center and expert defense witness Peter Zak regularly testifies at murder trials on issues like a defendant's conception of rig
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ebook, 336 pages
Published December 7th 2003 by Minotaur Books (first published 2002)
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Lillian Graves
Aug 05, 2014 Lillian Graves rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book despite picking up the series on the third installment. It had a solid plot and decent writing. I never felt confused or left in the dark - every clue was explained or recalled. However, there were a few things that stuck out to me while reading (SPOILERS BELOW)

Hailey Ephron has a favorite word - innocuous. She uses it quite frequently, in almost every chapter. When I picked up on it, it kind of pulled me out of the story.

I wish there was more of a shock to the ending, despi
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Carol Hunter
Apr 10, 2008 Carol Hunter rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the authors, Hallie Ephron, is one of the famous Ephron sisters. She and her forensic neuropsychologist co-author are good writers who have created an interesting series about Peter Zak, a forensic neuropsychologist in Boston. This is a well-plotted, fast-paced story that I enjoyed due to the combination of mystery and medical thriller genres.
Jordy
Jun 12, 2013 Jordy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though it was a Dutch version, it was a really good read. Before this I read 'Addiction' which introduced me to the main character Peter Zack and it was a joy to finally 'be in his mind' again.
Mary Alice
Dec 06, 2011 Mary Alice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Solidly written and great story. Enjoyed all the books in this series. Only wondering why there are no more!!
Suziqoregon
Mar 02, 2009 Suziqoregon rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009, library
My blog post about this book is at this link.
Ann
Oct 30, 2010 Ann rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As I said before, I knew I would enjoy it and be intrigued in Ephron's process. Delusion didn't disappoint!
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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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Other Books in the Series

Peter Zaks Mystery (5 books)
  • Amnesia (Peter Zak, #1)
  • Addiction (Peter Zaks, #2)
  • Obsessed (Peter Zaks, #4)
  • Guilt (Peter Zaks, #5)

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