The Ninth Session
Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient. Lucas Ferro suffers with crippling anxiety, and as sessions progress, he begins to share the reasons why he's struggling. As Ferro's narrative ...more
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Psychologist Dr. Alicia Rees met the patient Luke Ferro outside her office, having a panic attack. She helped him through it, and their sessions started which led them to the edge of the cliff...
My first book by the author Deborah Serani, at less than 200 pages, it was short yet read long. The reveals by ...more
I did find Lucas's story interesting but at the same time I struggled to connect on a very close emotional level with him and Alicia. In fact, I wanted more from Alicia. I thought with her background of coming from parents who were deaf and learning sign ...more
Hopefully, not quite like this. The patient is seriously disturbed and the more sessions they have, the more dark it becomes. Soon Alicia is put in an ethical position that could ...more
The story is written in "sessions" as the main character, Dr. Alicia Reese, takes on a new patient and starts to uncover his secrets and earn his trust. After each session, Dr. Reese details her thoughts about her new patient and how she plans to proceed. There are also chapters that detail her life outside of work, including visiting her deaf sister, interacting with her neighbors and their ...more
The Ninth Session is well-written, and the story did capture my attention. That said, it falls a bit short of being the edge of your seat psychological thriller that is promised. It is a psychological thriller, but the pacing is a little too slow for that edge of your seat feeling. Nevertheless, Serani does create a slowly rising tension as the story progresses. I would've liked a little more from Alicia in the beginning. The sessions are all very succinct, which I understand is due to ...more
Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient, Lucas Ferro who suffers from severe anxiety. The more he shares with Alicia the more dangerous her world becomes. If you love a riveting psychological thriller as I do you will not want to ...more
I have read a bunch of thrillers with psychologist as main character, by Stephen White, and someone else who most people would recognize but escapes my fibro fog brain at present. I feel The Ninth Session was ...more
I enjoyed how the author set up her “chapters” or should I say sessions. But besides the sessions, we get a peek into her life once she meets her latest client. ...more
I was reading along, then went back to the blurb, wondering if this book was going to be about love, loss and recovery and just a ho hum read, WHEN it took a sharp turn.
I had a general idea of where Deborah Serani was going to take me, but after the phone call…that revved it up for me.
I was very curious how it would all play out because it’s ...more
This was a brilliant piece of thriller fiction written in piece-narration form. Serani has chosen to present the book as a log of the sessions ...more
Her debut psychological suspense thriller "The Ninth Session," published by TouchPoint Press arrives in paperback and ebook on September 27, 2019. And her first in a series ...more