If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers, crime fiction, and nail-biting mysteries, author Lee Maguire has a series of suspenseful novels that you won’t be able to put down. The Broken Minds series follows a troubled psychologist down a haunting journey involving unpredictable patients, dangerous crimes, and his own worsening mental health.
Maguire’s real-life career experience in the field of psychotherapy, along with his extraordinary skill as a writer, makes these books both strikingly realistic and deeply intriguing.
Closer Than You Think
In the debut novel of Maguire’s thriller series, readers are introduced to the protagonist, Dr. Bryce Davison. Bryce works as a psychologist, helping his patients with mental health concerns and treating mental illnesses. However, Bryce himself is tormented by his own issues that are starting to take a toll on his mental health. His failing marriage, recurring memories of traumatic events, and feelings of grief and depression plague him every day.
Although Bryce logically knows what he needs to do, he starts to notice other oddities that cause him to start questioning his own sanity. He begins to receive strange calls and emails, find his items out of place, and feel the dreaded sense of being watched. As Bryce struggles to retain his grip on sanity, other members of his family are threatened. Can Bryce save them, and himself, before it’s too late?
After narrowly surviving a terrifying brush with death, Dr. Bryce Davison is tasked with treating a new client of a defense attorney. The client in question needs a psych evaluation, which Bryce assumes will be a standard process. However, Bryce is surprised and disturbed when the patient turns out to be a young Amish man with deep anger issues who recently assaulted a police officer.
Bryce’s assessment makes him uneasy to the point of fearing for the young man’s family. Bryce knows that his new patient is not merely angry, but rather an individual on the fast track to becoming a serial murderer. As the mental state of this individual declines into further depravity, Bryce races to defend himself and the patient’s family before someone is killed.