By Spencer Seidel
“‘He’s got a knife!’ Jimmy said after seeing the glint of a blade in the kid’s hand. Jimmy brought his gun up and squared it at the kid.”
A murder rocks Portland, Maine after police discover an incoherent teen sitting in a pool of blood late one night. Paul Ducharme is found with a murder weapon in one hand, the dead body of his best friend in the other, and no clue how he got to the Eastern Promenade Trail.
A teenage love triangle gone wrong brings Spencer Seidel back with a vengeance in LOVESICK (PublishingWorks; $14.95; June 2012), the follow up to his breakout novel Dead of Wynter. Seidel deftly illustrates the trying relationship amid a friend and love interest – each with their own desires, issues and shocking agendas.
Wendy, the girl of Paul’s dreams, has been missing for weeks. Her boyfriend Lee has been murdered–apparently by Paul. It’s an open and shut case–or so most of Portland thinks.
When forensic psychologist Dr. Lisa Boyers is asked to interview Paul, who claims to forget the events leading up to the murder, she reluctantly agrees. In her jailhouse interviews, Lisa helps Paul to recover his memories, but the murder’s circumstances force her to recall her own troubled past.
Media attention mounts. Reporters stream into Portland. All eyes turn to Lisa. She seems intent on exonerating the “brutal teen killer” but quickly finds herself the focus of an over-zealous reporter with a knack for digging up dirty secrets. But the killer who has Lisa in the crosshairs already knows them all.
By Spencer Seidel
PublishingWorks, June 2012
$14.95; 378 pages
Are you interested yet? If so, you can read the first chapter by following along in a Scavenger Blog Hunt with myself and other participating bloggers. It started at the beginning of the month and each day a new blog posts part of the story. You can go to this site to start and follow along- http://booktrib.com/?page_id=152303&preview=true. Here is my excerpt from the first chapter of LOVESICK:
FEBRUARY 12, 2012 – PS Mom Reviews
The Little Bugger was doing it again. The Little Bugger was a nickname Lisa Boyers had give one of her students. He was Chad Lamm. He was a junior now. She’d had him a time or two in her classes. As he’d done before, he was sitting in the front row, staring at her in that way.
It was impossible to miss. His eyes never left her and seemed to widen and contract with every soft swish of her skirt, every step she took from behind her little podium. She felt his eyes tracing the curves of her breasts whenever she reached upward to point at something she’d written on the blackboard. He was undressing her mentally, fondling her, ogling her, whatever you want to call it. It unnerved her to see his eyes so completely focused on her body. It was as if she as a person had ceased to be anything more to him than a plastic sex doll.
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You can find LOVESICK by Spencer Seidel in stores and online now. (The link is for the Kindle version, because that's all Amazon.com currently has available.) If you're feeling like a little mystery this Valentine's Day, be sure to check out LOVESICK.
*Disclaimer: I received this product for review. All opinions are my own.*