Book Reviews of Need

Author: Lawrence David
ISBN-13: 9780312959227
ISBN-10: 0312959222
Publication Date: 7/15/1996
Pages: 372
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Paperback
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kept you guessing what will happen to the very last page!
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From Library Journal
The subjects of David's (Family Values, S. & S., 1993) second novel are depression, adultery, and suicide, so don't expect an uplifting experience. This sordid tale of a therapist whose husband unwittingly initiates an affair with one of her patients should not be recommended to readers who are in the throes of an August sans therapy. None of the characters behaves admirably or in a way that evokes the potential of the human spirit in the face of adversity; rather, the trio of protagonists manifests the worst side of humanity, driven as they are by greed, lust, and other, as it turns out, literally deadly sins. The stark title and dark contents indicate an attempt to cash in on the well-deserved success of Josephine Hart's Damage (LJ 2/15/91). A better title might have been Bad Therapy.
David Dodd, Benicia P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Excellent read!!
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Interesting psychological novel.