Kevin Derocher was thirty-two when he walked into Tom's office, newly married, a baby on the way, and the collar of his red flannel shirt pulled up to hide the bruises around his throat from when he hanged himself in his garage. After his initial consult, therapist Tom Langois believes he'll never see Kevin again-but Kevin turns up three years later to make repairs on Tom's new house.
Kevin and Tom become fast friends, and Tom begins to suspect Kevin may be interested in more than friendship. However, Kevin remains haunted by something from his childhood-something so terrible he blocked it from his mind. These suppressed memories make it impossible for Kevin to get close to anyone without panicking and lashing out, sometimes violently. But as his past begins to surface, it becomes apparent that Kevin may hold the key to a twenty-five-year-old mystery: what happened to Billy?
©2013 Jamie Fessenden (P)2013 Dreamspinner Press
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The writing is great, with more depth and substance than many, or even most, mm-books. The story drags on a bit, and the narrator has an annoying habit of making every other sentence sound like a question, but honestly, that's nitpicking. Overall this was a great first meeting with a writer I haven't encountered yet, but Jamie Fessenden will go on my auto-buy list, along with Amy Lane, TJ Klune, Josh Lanyon and a few others. If you like these authors, you will enjoy this book.
"wow just wow"
This is a book about Kevin who is suffering from ptsd and childhood trama. Tom is his therapist. Well he only see's him once as his therapist.
I had bought the book (when it came out) I never read it, it just sounded painful.
I listened to this audiobook in one day, it was so freaking good.
I loved how the story came together and all my questions were answered. This might just be my favorite book of 2015. The narrator Gary Roelofs did a excellent job.
"Good Story, Horrible narration."
I've read several books by Fessenden, including this one and picked up the audio book because it was on sale. If the same thing happens again, yes I will probably do so.
Hell to the no! Terrible speaking voice, (he sounded like a muppet) inproper pronunciations, and weird inflections. he damn near ruined the book for me.
Stop letting Roelofs mumble through it. Hire Sean Crisden or Guerin Berry or nearly anybody else to read from now on.
"Great for putting you to sleep"
Anything that isn't narrated by Gary Roelofs
Yes. Even at two speed the narrator was too slow. If you need help sleeping this book works a treat. I have never fallen asleep listening to a book before.
The book was fine I guess if you read it yourself but I just couldn't cope with the narrator.
"Gary Roelofs made this book unpleasant"
If there was a better narrator.
No. At least not a Romance. Maybe a history book that doesn't involve conversations. But even then, the cadence of his speech is unpleasant enough that it still might be hard to listen to.
The actual story. It's just that Gary Roelof's performance made it difficult to get through.
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