I'm a therapist, and I work with the most dangerous patients.
I've seen it all.... A boy who planned to be the next school shooter. A patient with OCD whose loved ones really did suffer every time he missed a ritual. A choir boy who claimed he was being molested - not by a priest - but by God Himself. A patient with PTSD who gave me nightmares. A husband and wife who accused each other of abuse, and only one of them was telling the truth.
And how could I ever forget Patient #220.
The problem is, my patients have a habit of dying. Sometimes I wonder if I'm the common denominator. Or maybe that's just the cost of taking on exceptionally broken clients.
Either way, I'll never stop trying to help.
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I was hooked by the title and originally purchased without researching if the book was fact/fiction... By the end of the first “file” it was clearly fiction, simply because the plot was already so unnecessarily dramatic (not to mention wildly unethical) that I knew a story like this couldn’t be real. I kept an open mind hoping for a thriller somewhat based on reality from the following files. Nope. From stealing guns from policemen, to holding patients captive and forcing them into therapy... “Dr. Harper” is a nightmare of a protagonist. The extreme measures taken to “save” patients usually made me laugh because of how insane they were. The doctor’s mannerisms of lip biting and “turning pink” are so overused that the whole book is reminiscent of fan fiction written by a middle schooler. Diagnoses of patients sound like they’ve been pulled straight from WebMD. I finished the book because it was a great laugh by the end (once we had moved onto zombie patients and and patient kidnapping)... however I probably would have loved this when I was 13.