Not So Crazy After All

Fiction - Suspense
100 Pages
Reviewed on 12/21/2011
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Author Biography

Author, Pat Gillespie having graduated from Morristown High School, class of ’76, in Morristown, IN, has loved telling stories since childhood. Having heard them, her family encouraged her to write. Currently she has four books out in print and seven on Nook and Kindle. 'Not So Crazy After All' was the last of six books she had written. 'Given A Second Chance, the novel was her biggest with eleven series written off it. Her ultimate goal is to see her work in movies and primetime television. Watch for more books to follow.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Lori M for Readers' Favorite

The story involves a very wealthy family where one brother wants to knock the other one out of an inheritance and tries to do so by having him committed to a mental facility and kept drugged up to hide the crime. But along comes Dr. Tristan Jamison who finds out the secret and is determined to save Alec. Unfortunately, the wicked brother, Andrew, doesn’t give up easily and certainly doesn’t like to play nice and tries again, and again. I am glad that Tristan had Rusty and the others to protect her from the bad guys.

This book has a lot of potential and a good story line. The main character, Tristan, the psychiatrist, is likeable, spirited, courageous, and tenacious. Alec, the brother who had been wrongfully committed to an insane asylum, is likewise a character that the reader wants to see saved. I did enjoy the story, but some of the facts came out a little too quickly, like telling the reader about the SIDS death of Tristan’s baby after just introducing the character and while still talking about her assault. I also thought that the discovery of the wrongdoings at the mental facility happened too early in the story and didn’t leave a lot left for the imagination of the reader.

Pat Gillespie has written a good story and I think readers will like it. I look forward to reading other things written by Gillespie. This book has a few typos and mechanical errors, but not enough to distract the reader or make the book any less interesting.