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“A jaw-dropping work of contemporary California noir. Fans of James Ellroy will fall hard for Casey Dorman.” –Best Thrillers

When a woman is murdered, her wealthy husband and his troubled psychiatrist both become suspects. The dreams of the husband and the neurotic obsessions of the psychiatrist criss-cross in a plot that has both the police and the psychiatrist
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Paperback, 221 pages
Published September 5th 2019 by Black Rose Writing
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IJ
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a Book Blogger at For the Southwest By the Southwest Book Corner, I bought, read and reviewed for my followers of the Book Corner.

This is the first book that I have read of Casey Dorman's and found it to be very interesting and informative of a topic that I wasn't very familiar with, psychoanalysis and of Freudian followers.

This book take place in the beautiful Newport Beach California. The main 2 characters are a patient whose wife has disappeared and the psychiatrist that
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Lauren Jones
Sep 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When you have a gut feeling that something just isn't right about someone, what do you do? Do you distance yourself and shake the feeling off? Do you look for logical explanations for why someone may act strange? If it is a loved one, chances are that you discard the feeling and chalk it up to a bad day or an illness? But what if it was your boss, a friend or a complete stranger? Bottom line is that you just don't know what someone is capable of, even if you think that you know them better than ...more
Michael Hartnett
Oct 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful Mystery That Is So Much More
About halfway through Casey Dorman’s crackling, clever novel The Oedipus Murders, Dorman presents another of his layered, compelling scenes, pregnant with meaning. Madeline, the protagonist’s wife, speaks of her own work as an academic novelist against the real-life narrative of her husband’s intriguing imbroglio. “I don’t write lurid murder mysteries. And that’s what this is, a cheap, low-class murder mystery. Only my husband is involved in it.”
The
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Bob
I've read another book by this author and i actually preferred that book to this. Though this is a solid story with interesting characters, there were just too many sections of it that i found incredulous. The lead character is a Freudian psychiatrist in a world that has basically rejected Freud's tenets. Still he has a loyal following and a patient load which satisfies him, if not his wife. A new patient shows himself, worried about a co-worker who he feels is behaving shamelessly, nevermind th ...more
K.D. Carter
This book is a fast-paced psychological thriller, with heavy emphasis on the psychological part. Two of the main characters are, in fact, psychologists. A woman goes missing, and her husband is a prime suspect. The husband goes to see a psychologist who may have a connection with his wife. Meanwhile, a female psychologist is assigned to work with detectives on the missing person case. Will she end up a victim?
Dbeazle
Sep 19, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I tried!!

I made it to chapter 25 but was bored with story. I read the last chapter and was not surprised by the ending.
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Casey Dorman is the author of eight novels, including "Unquity," a literary novel, "Prisoner’s Dilemma," a historical thriller about the cold war, six mystery/thrillers and two philosophical novels (the Morality series). He is also the author of a collection of poetry and short stories on aging, titled "Fermentation," and two non-fiction books, "Is God Really Necessary? A Glimpse into the Mind of ...more