A Familiar Sight is a psychological mind twist that leaves you guessing who did what in this gripping mystery!
Disclosure: I purchased this book from Amazon Unlimited. All opinions are 100% my own.
A shocking murder carries echoes of the past for a psychologist in a startling novel of suspense by a Washington Post and Amazon Charts bestselling author.
Psychologist and criminologist Dr. Gretchen White is a specialist in antisocial personality disorders and violent crimes. She’s helped solve enough prominent cases for detective Patrick Shaughnessy that her own history is often overlooked: Gretchen is an admitted sociopath once suspected of killing her aunt. Shaughnessy still thinks Gretchen got away with murder. It’s not going to happen again.
When a high-profile new case lands on Shaughnessy’s desk, it seems open and shut. Remorseless teenager Viola Kent is accused of killing her mother. Amid stories of childhood horrors and Viola’s cruel manipulations, the bad seed has already been found guilty by a rapt public. But Gretchen might be seeing something in Viola no one else does: herself.
If Viola is a scapegoat, then who really did it? And what are they hiding? To find the truth, Gretchen must enter a void that is not only dark and cold-blooded, but also frighteningly familiar.
A sociopath psychologist who consults with the police department; a cold case from 20 years ago of a missing person presumed murdered; a sociopath child; a murdered woman; and an overdose – how in the world could they all be related. Or are they?
I felt like the story last forever. It really wasn’t what I would consider a long book, but it was definitely a mental book. A thinker.
The story line would bounce between current time and past time – months to years in the past. I didn’t find it hard to follow and it definitely added to the mystery of the story.
We all know that I love a good “who done it” mystery and this was definitely that. While I thought I had it figured out, and was adamant of my choice, I found myself second guessing myself and even changed my mind later on only to be utterly shocked by everything!
This was an amazing read and I am looking forward to Gretchen’s second book coming next year!
About the Author
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Brianna Labuskes graduated from Penn State University with a degree in journalism. For the past eight years, she has worked as an editor at both small-town papers and national media organizations such as Politico and Kaiser Health News, covering politics and policy. She lives in Washington, D.C., working for media organizations that cover the minutia of Capitol Hill and the White House.
Brianna is an Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestselling author of psychological thrillers. Her historical romance novel, One Step Behind, was released by Entangled Publishing.
When not working, she can be found getting wrapped around the fingers of her two nieces, traveling, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the city’s best brunch options.