Title: Tortured Memory
Author: Lawrence W. Gold, MD
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Price: $4.99 (eBook) / $ 14.65 Paperback
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Reviewed by: Erica Moulton
Babies are born every day without limbs, with organ abnormalities or absence or missing chromosomes. It should only be natural that we expect some babies to be born devoid of the ability to feel any emotions. I have a fascination with abnormal psychology and a strong opinion that psychopaths are born that way and are not shaped by their environment. When the offer to review Dr. Lawrence W. Gold’s psychological thriller novel, Tortured Memory, I jumped at it.
In the beginning of the book, I was very wary about how good it would be. The stream of consciousness was very choppy and unorganized. As I dove further into the book, I realized that all the information was to build a foundation of knowledge for the reader of Abbie’s background, but it was done in a way that almost deterred me from finishing the book. Any book that I review, I will read in its entirety so I moved on. I am glad I did.
I feel that once Dr. Gold got writing, the passion for this story all started to naturally flow out and form into a great plot. I loved how it started out with one scene, backed up to explain the sequence of events that led to the scene and just as a climatic scene played out, it fast forwarded back to the original scene leaving the reader on the edge of suspense as they navigated thru the rest of the book. There were several possible suspects, which I liked trying to guess which one was the guilty party.
As many books in the indie author universe, it needs another comb-thru by a professional editor for some spelling and grammar errors as well as some transitioning between first and third person points of view. The cover art is beautiful and related well to the novel. I would be interested in reading more of Dr. Gold’s Brier Hospital Series. If you enjoy psychology and thrillers, then I recommend Tortured Memory.