Bedlam by LJ Ross @LJRossAuthor

Bedlam is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link)

Book Description:

FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE DCI RYAN MYSTERIES

In a world gone mad, who can you trust?

Fresh from a high-profile case in the Paris fashion world, elite forensic psychologist and criminal profiler Dr Alexander Gregory receives a call from the FBI. The wife of a notorious criminal has been admitted to a private psychiatric hospital and can no longer testify in his upcoming trial. Without her, their case will collapse but, amidst reports that the staff are as unpredictable as their patients, who can the police trust?

In desperation, they turn to an outsider and now Gregory must find the courage to step inside the fortified walls of Buchanan Hospital to uncover the truth. The question is, will he ever be the same again?

Murder and mystery are peppered with dark humour in this fast-paced thriller set amidst the spectacular Catskill Forest.

My Thoughts:

Alexander Gregory is a man who certainly gets around. Having been in Paris, he now finds himself in Quantico, agreeing to help out the FBI on what is a very dangerous mission. In fact I thought he was crazy to be taking on such a case that involves the mafia. You just know that things aren’t going to go smoothly.

I loved the setting of the story in a psychiatric hospital. It gives it an added air of suspense as I was intrigued about a few of the patients and wanted to know more about them and their history. Gregory finds himself being in deep trouble when things don’t quite go to plan and boy did it have me on tenterhooks as to how this particular case was all going to end.

Seeing the roles change with Gregory playing the patient and having a professional sit and trying to get into his head, I was well and truly gripped. It was intriguing to see if he could fool those around him whilst you can see he is battling with his own demons and in a way, wanting that help.

Bedlam is a great title for this book. I love Gregory’s character and his background as it makes for such riveting reading. From picking this book up I didn’t want to put it back down as the author had me hooked on this thrilling storyline. This is quite a different crime series but a brilliant one at that. Can’t wait to see what awaits us in the next book.

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