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Psychologist April Simon finds her career and life on the line after the murder of her arrogant department chairman. When four of her patients, all subjects in the late psychiatrist's research, begin to violently unravel, April tries to solve the riddle of their transformation. Her quest alarms the killer. Will she be next? So many of her colleagues, she discovers, had rea ...more
Paperback, 395 pages
Published 2014 by Poos Press
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megHan
Dec 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I fell in love with this cover when I did a cover reveal for the author and was so excited to get the chance to read it for this blog tour. The description and the mystery the cover eludes to just grabbed at my attention. And the story ... captivated my attention from start to finish. There are a lot of characters (all of which I found interesting in one way or another) and a lot going on so make sure you pay attention because everything that the author writes about is written about for a specif ...more
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Apr 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
First, I want to thank Freda Hansburg for providing me with this book so I may bring you this review.

Shrink Rapt by Freda Hansburg was just the medical thriller/suspense book that I have been craving to read.

Right from the beginning Freda caught my attention with the pharmaceutical medical trial the main character. If you know me I am fascinated with the medical field and used to be in it. So, I love reading medical thrillers. I can comprehend the medical terminology and procedures that are lis
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Happy Booker
Sep 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shrink Rapt is a dark fiction mystery novel written about the treatments associated with mental disorders. The story begins with the director of psychiatry, Lowell, being murdered. Since he was very arrogant and didn’t leave much of a fan base, the list of suspects isn’t short. Besides, the patients he was working on before his death also fall ill, and that creates more chaos and havoc.

The thrilling story was sometimes humorous as well as exciting to read. I didn’t want to put the book down. The
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Bambi Unbridled
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, and I was pleasantly surprised by it! I picked it up to read as I was in the middle of a reading slump. I have read around 10 books this week, and I felt pretty ambivalent about all of them. So I was looking for something to break me out of the doldrums. And, believe me, I was skeptical when I picked this one up. It's not the typical book that I review - I usually stay within the romance genre.

So color me surprised that this w
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Susan Swiderski
Is that a cool cover and clever title, or what? Yeah, I know you aren't supposed to judge a book by its cover, but believe me, this book's content fully lives up to that intriguing cover and title. The story is infused with mystery, dark undertones, and all kinds of fascinating behind-the-scenes goings-on in the academic and treatment realms associated with mental disorders. I'm talking about shady stuff. Unethical stuff. Fun-to-read-about stuff. Extramarital affairs, fudged data, jockeying for ...more
Sage Adderley-Knox
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Thriller fans you are going to love Shrink Rapt! Author Freda Hansburg has created a tangled web of characters that rapidly weave in and out of each others’ lives. Affairs, deceit, physicians interacting with their patients, murder and greed. It’s all here.

The central focus is around psychiatrist, Lowell Morgenstern and his patients. There are a select group of patients who are participating in a medical study for a new medication. Things seem to be going smoothly until Morgenstern is found dead
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Reeca Elliott
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
April is caught in a tangled web of deceit and dishonesty. After the murder of Morganstern, the department chair, she begins to unravel his unethical behavior.

This is a rapidly moving psychological thriller with several different story lines that converge together at the end. This keeps the reader in wonder through out the saga.

There is minor issue in this novel. There are places April’s character can’t make up her mind what she wants to be. One minute she is timid and indecisive, the next minut
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Bradley Knox
Nov 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just finished Shrink Rapt, the spectacular debut novel by New Jersey psychologist Freda Hansburg.
This dark psychological thriller centers on young Philadelphia psychologist, April Simon who stumbles on the body of her domineering department chairman. The police rule his death a homicide, which launches Dr. Simon into a world of deceit, where not even her closest colleagues can be trusted.
This stunning book has a cast of rich characters, razor sharp dialogue, and Breakneck plot twists that made i
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Freda Hansburg is a psychologist and author of Tell on You, winner of the 2020 Independent Press Award for Psychological Thriller, the 2019 New York City Big Book Award for Suspense and Thriller Finalist in the 2019 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Her psychological suspense novel, Shrink Rapt, is now available from Micro Publishing Media and her new thriller Suffer Little Children will be relea ...more

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