LOVESICK is the story of a teenage love triangle gone wrong. It involves a murder that rocks one town to its core after police discover a confused and startled teenager sitting in pool of blood belonging to his best friend. The teenager is Paul Ducharme and he is holding the murder weapon. He is also clutching his dead friend’s body. He has no idea on how got there or any recollection of a crime taking place. He just knows that he didn’t do it.
Dr. Lisa Boyers, a forensic pathologist, gets a call from Attorney Rudy Swaner who is representing Paul. Rudy and Lisa are old friends so he called upon her for a favor. Rudy is a part of Lisa’s past that she wanted put behind her but she somehow feels compelled to help. Rudy asks that she interview Paul who claims he has no recollection of the events of the night his friend, Lee was murdered.
What Lisa finds is a toxic relationship between three teens – two best friends and a love interest. Wendy was the girl of Paul’s dreams but rather than ending up with him, she ended up with Lee in a relationship that was less than healthy. Wendy is now missing and her boyfriend, Lee, is dead. The suspect in both these crimes is Paul and the police think that they have an open and shut case. However, the police are missing key details and when Lisa investigates, she finds herself in the middle of a dangerous situation.
As media attention grows, Lisa is dragged into the spotlight. As she works to prove Paul's innocence, she finds her dealing with an overbearing reporter who wants to expose her past, a past that she worked hard to put behind her. Unfortunately for Lisa, things are not as they seem and Lisa’s past will come back to haunt her whether she likes it or not.
As Paul recants the events leading to the night he found Lee’s body, he and Lisa work together to unravel what happened that night. Paul is only able to meet with Lisa for a short time every day so the mystery slowly unravels. When Lisa is not meeting with Paul, she is struggling a past that is about to rear its ugly head out into the open.
If you are looking for a suspense filled mystery, LOVESICK is the book for you. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put it down. Spencer Seidel leaves you hanging on to the edge of your seat with a fasted paced and unpredictable mystery. There is a twist at the end that you won’t see coming but you will have to read the book to find out what that is. The clue I will give you is not to trust people who try too hard to be normal and blend in. Those are often the ones you shouldn’t trust and if you sense that they are creepy, they probably are.
Source: Thank you Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc. for sending me this book to review.
Read It: You can get your own copy HERE. You can only get it in Kindle form at this time. The paperback will be released in June.
About the Author: Spencer Seidel’s love of reading and writing began in childhood after he read Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. His first novel is titled Dead of Wynter and was published in 2011. Keep your eye out for Spencer Seidel – he will definitely be going places.