This is the story of Charlie Weir, a psychiatrist with an ex-wife who blames him for the death of her brother, and has other problems besides. To say more would probably spoil it. Somewhere, I read a really good review of this book that made me not only want to read it, but to put it on my wishlist for Paperbackswap. I want my credit back. It's a good thing this book was only 200 pages, because otherwise I would have thrown it out. It's one of those books that you keep reading, thinking it's going to get better, but it never does...all the way through the last page. It has as its central premise the idea of a psychiatric thriller (and if you've read "Shutter Island" by Dennis Lehane, you know what I'm talking about). Unfortunately this little book just didn't quite make it there for me. Save yourself the trouble and go read "Shutter Island." You'll thank me later.