It's another wild ride from author and psychologist Don Severance. In Dangerous Hearts: Who Not to Love, Dr. Severance has melded real vignettes from his years of practicing psychotherapy with a realistically fictitious story of the psychotherapist as professional and person. Around the profoundly impressive cases of therapy clients, a story of desire and human frailty, tenderness and strength, is woven expertly.
Set in the San Francisco Bay area, Dr. Severance's character sets up his last practice. This time it will be independent, on his terms, and in the manner that he feels will facilitate the best effects of psychotherapy. All aspects of the daily life of a full-time psychologist are incorporated. The listener is presented with the often heart-wrenching stories of his clients and the delicate intricacies of a man who possesses the same desires and vulnerabilities. As always, Dr. Severance brings it all together in an unexpected and tense finale.
What a treat to read the actual dialogue from therapy cases, and a "who's going to do what next?" story interwoven to deliver a top notch suspense/thriller . Excellent writing makes this one easy to listen to. The narrator is talented, and delivers a believable story that draws you into each character thoroughly.
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