Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Damage Done by Amanda Panitch

Damage DoneDamage Done by Amanda Panitch
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Well. Not a lot I can say about the book except that the author did a wonderful job of revealing just enough without giving away the twist. Very early in the book you know there is something weird about it all. The book description provides enough of a grabber; Lucy had a twin brother who caused mayhem in a school shooting where only Lucy walked out alive and unharmed. Her parents moved and changed heir names and she begins a new life in a different city. Things are going relatively well for her in school and her social scene when she begins to see glimpses of the psychologist that treated her brother in his early stages of mental illness. Has he found her? Will he reveal her identity? Pretty unethical, if you ask me. But then you start wondering if the psychologist might be mentally unstable as you see his own diary from the time of early treatment of Ryan and catch Dr. Spence's motives.

There's a lot going on and I did see a possibility of the twist but I saw a lot of possibilities throughout the book. By the time the book ends, enough hints are provided that it is not altogether a shocker but, like I mentioned, the author leads the reader along for a few different conclusions. Well done. Disturbing but well done.

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