Peace of mind is all Greg Cole has wanted since the murder of his twin sister, Scarlett.
In his new sun-soaked Florida life, he thought he had found it. But when Scarlett's killer is released early from prison with a cast-iron alibi, Greg realizes that his past is about to explode into his present, with terrifying consequences.
To expose the truth he must open up old wounds. As a talk therapist, Greg knows all about dark secrets, but when a childhood friendship comes to the fore and the police turn their spotlight on him, the thought of analyzing his own psyche is a disturbing prospect. How far can he trust his own memories?
With his life coming apart at the seams, and his grip on reality beginning to unravel, Greg must face the ghosts of his past if he hopes to prove his innocence and live to see another day.
©2016 Keith Houghton. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
I love espionage, legal, and detective thrillers but listen to most genres. Very frequent reviews. No plot spoilers! Please excuse my typos!
The first part of the novel is painfully slow and boring. The main characters are more than a bit crazy. The narration is monotone. Before You Leap screws around with the reader's/listener's mind. I recommend it only to those who like freaky psychological thrillers and who have the patience to let the story slowly develop.
There is so much right with Before You Leap. The first part is boring and it lulls the listener into believing there is nothing there when there really is. Maybe everyone is a bit crazy. The monotone narration is perfect for the story.
The protagonist Greg Cole is a talk therapist with more than his share of issues and dark secrets. When I started thinking about writing a review my intent was to award Before You Leap three stars, but as I thought further that changed to 4 stars and then to 5. The novel is weird not necessarily in a good or bad way.
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