book reviews

Book Review: A Familiar Sight (Dr. Gretchen White #1)

Book Details:

  • Published Date: August 1, 2021
  • Author: Brianna Labuskes
  • Genre: Fiction, Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Mental Health
  • Format: Kindle
  • Length: 369 pages
Psychologist and criminologist Dr. Gretchen White is a specialist in antisocial personality disorders and violent crimes. She’s helped solve enough prominent cases for detective Patrick Shaughnessy that her own history is often overlooked: Gretchen is an admitted sociopath once suspected of killing her aunt. Shaughnessy still thinks Gretchen got away with murder. It’s not going to happen again.
When a high-profile new case lands on Shaughnessy’s desk, it seems open and shut. Remorseless teenager Viola Kent is accused of killing her mother. Amid stories of childhood horrors and Viola’s cruel manipulations, the bad seed has already been found guilty by a rapt public. But Gretchen might be seeing something in Viola no one else does: herself.
If Viola is a scapegoat, then who really did it? And what are they hiding? To find the truth, Gretchen must enter a void that is not only dark and cold-blooded, but also frighteningly familiar. (Amazon)

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This was a book that I found when browsing through books that were available on Kindle Unlimited. The description is really what caught my attention, so I decided to give it a shot.

Dr. Gretchen White says she isn’t a violent sociopath, but Detective Shaughnessy believes otherwise. Regardless of how he feels, he seems to always got to Dr. White when he needs help solving a murder case. Shaughnessy decides to pair Gretchen with Marconi. Of course Gretchen doesn’t like this, but she goes along with it anyway.

The twist was rather…boring lol. There are a lot of slow parts in this book, but I will say that my attention was still there throughout the book, I was just disappointed by the end. It was confusing as in I didn’t understand why it was ended that way versus another way. It was written well and flowed pretty nicely. There is a lot of past and present back and forth in the book, so if you don’t like that, then you may not enjoy this book as much.

I do plan to read the next book in the line up that I set to release sometime in May.

My Rating:

3 star

Have you read A Familiar Sight? What were your thoughts?


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