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Don't Stand So Close by Luana Lewis
  

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A frightening tale that does leave one wondering how sane (or mad!) psychiatrists might be. Are they more needy than their patients? Here we have a sinister bunch of people who seem to use and abuse each other while professing to help them. It’s complex as it appears to explore post-traumatic stress but it’s far more complicated than that. Well written and sinister, it’s an uncomfortable thriller.

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Don't Stand So Close by Luana Lewis

This is a lingering, compulsive debut novel that will keep you tightly in its grip. What would you do if a young girl knocked on your door and asked for your help? If it was snowing and she was freezing cold, but you were afraid and alone? What would you do if you let her in, but couldn't make her leave? What if she told you terrible lies about someone you love, but the truth was even worse? Traumatized by her final case as a psychologist, Stella only feels truly safe hidden away in the isolated house she shares with her husband, Max. Then Blue appears in the middle of a snow-storm, begging to be let in. As secrets and lies gradually seep out of the young girl, Stella's tightly controlled world begins to unravel...


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About the Author

Luana Lewis is a clinical psychologist and author of two non-fiction books. As well as writing for several newspapers, magazines and journals, she has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa University. She has also attended workshops at Arvon and City Lit.

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Publication date

11th September 2014

Author

Luana Lewis

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Publisher

Corgi Books an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Crime / Mystery
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ISBN

9780552169530

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