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A.F. Brady is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Brown University and two Masters degrees in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. She is a life-long New Yorker, and resides in Manhattan with her husband and their family. The Blind is her first novel.
October 2017 Debut of the Month The author is an American psychotherapist who sets her first novel in a Manhattan mental institute so bringing a large amount of authenticity to this thriller. Samantha, Sam, the golden girl is the obvious therapist to take on the newest, reputedly dangerous patient. At work she can do no wrong, at home she is a mess. In an abusive relationship, an alcoholic and badly lacking in self-esteem we do wonder if this isn’t the case of the blind leading the blind, hence the title. In fact one of her group session patients asks if a therapist should have suffered an addiction to truly understand the patients. Sam’s new, dangerous patient is a total enigma and it is around him the mystery of the novel revolves. With a fantastic twist which socks it to you in the closing lines, this tale, delivered in short, sharp chapters, over five months is a hugely intriguing read. ~ Sarah Broadhurst
'Taut and intelligent' Prima 'Utterly addictive' Lisa Hall Every morning, psychologist Sam James wakes up feeling lonely. She layers on her make-up, and drags herself to work. She ignores the empty bottles piling up by her door. On one particular morning, Sam is informed of a new patient's arrival. Reputedly deranged and dangerous, Richard is the kind of impossible case Sam has built her reputation on, so she's confident she'll unlock his secrets. But when Sam meets Richard, Richard seems totally sane. It's clear that Richard is a patient unlike any she has met before. And as Sam is pulled into Richard's twisted past, she is forced to confront the most terrifying thing of all. Her own mind. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest for the twenty-first century, The Blind reveals how little we know about what happens in each others' heads - and how we often deny what goes on in our own.
Every morning, psychiatrist Sam James gets up at six forty-five. She has a shower, drinks a cup of coffee, then puts on her make-up. She ignores the empty bottles piling up by her door. On this particular morning, Sam is informed of a new patient's arrival at Manhattan's most notorious institution. Reputed to be deranged and dangerous, Richard is just the kind of impossible case Sam has built her reputation on. She is certain that she is the right doctor to treat such a difficult patient.But then Sam meets Richard. And Richard seems totally sane.Let the mind games begin.