This is the third installment of Hughes' Kate Holly series, after What Looks Like Crazy and Nutcase. These stories feature Kate who is a psychologist, her ex-husband/current boyfriend Jay, her best friend and receptionist Mona and of course her female dog named Mike, as well as her zany other friends, family neighbors and patients.
Kate helps out a colleague with her anger management group which is held in a church basement, taking Mona with her, and after one of the members pulls out a gun Kate rushes in to disarm her and the gun goes off, the bullet ending up in a picture of Jesus. Kate is called everything from a hero to an atheist.
After this event Mona breaks out with a rash that is blamed on stress and refuses to go out in public. After one day of her Mom, Dixie stepping in to help and trying to cure patients in the waiting room, Kate knows she must hire a temporary receptionist until Mona returns. This is where the fun and danger begins.
Be careful you may find yourself laughing out loud.
Psychologist Kate Holly is ready for a straitjacket herself, between her patients and her love for her firefighter ex-husband. When her receptionist takes a leave of absence, Kate has to hire a temp. Enter Abigail Davis, a competent worker with a friendly personality and, after altering her hairstyle and fashion sense to identically match Kate's, more issues than a lifetime subscription to "Psychology Today." A good, light read that holds your interest.