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Psych Ward

The Assassin's Memoir Series, Book 1
Narrated by: Henry Schrader
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
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Chase Yarden never thought he'd see her again, but there she was sipping coffee in a tiny café in Venice. She looked different, but he would know her anywhere - the woman who ruined his life.

The four Yarden boys loved the four Ward girls nearly all their lives, a fact the small town of Douglas, Texas wouldn't soon forget. On a night of celebration, one of the Ward girls is shot dead in the street. Only days later, the entire Ward family vanishes, leaving nothing behind but four broken men.

Long after the girls are gone, the boys are left to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives - a difficult task when left with more questions than answers. Determined to find those answers, Chase sets out to track down his ex-fiancé with the help of her sister's journal. The secrets he reads between the faded leather cover torment him until finding her becomes his sole purpose in life.

Five long years pass with nothing more than a few measly leads until one day the woman appears out of nowhere with a warning Chase isn't keen on hearing. Chase is thrust into a world he'd only seen in movies. Assassins, spies, murder, and mayhem - the stuff of his worst nightmares become a reality he cannot escape.

Once desperate to find answers no matter the cost, Chase soon realizes the price may be higher than he was willing to pay. With enemies around every corner, Chase and his brothers find themselves in the middle of an international war that began long before they were born.

Can the Yarden boys trust the Ward girls with their lives, or will they pay the ultimate sacrifice?

Psych Ward is a wildly sarcastic depiction of how the average Joe might survive a personal Armageddon.

©2018 MJ Padgett (P)2019 MJ Padgett

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  • Dan
  • Huntsville, AL
  • 06-30-19

More of a Murder/Mystery

The premise is a bit unbelievable. A family with 4 Ward children daughters move in next door to a family of 4 Yarden children sons who all happen to be around the same age. The childhood friends each grow up and fall in love with a respective sibling. I mean, I guess this could happen, but it is all quite convenient. Everybody all just loves and care for each and there is no rivalry or anything?

Fast-forward 12 years, a Ward daughter is shot and killed, and a Yarden son will never walk again. The paralyzed Yarden son (or young man now) just happens to be the one with the most promising athletic career (because, you know, that makes the story a touch more tragic). The rest of the entire Ward family suddenly vanishes.

Chase Yarden is on the case to track them down. I thought the adventures of Chase tracking them down was enjoyable provided I ignore the fact he seems to have an endless supply of money for a multi-year mission of traveling. The book waves that away saying he has "a lot of savings". Yet, he decides to get a job a bakery.

I'm ending the narrative here because mysteries are more enjoyable as each thread unravels. The book was called "Pysch Ward". However, there is no psychology here. The only "Ward" is the Ward family of sisters. The book is more murder/mystery with some action thrown in after Chase finally makes some discoveries. I feel like the title tricked me, but fortunately the overall story was decently entertaining, so I was not upset.