Review: A Guilty Mind by Kellie Larsen Murphy
Author: Kellie Larsen Murphy
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: E Book
Summary: “I believe a man’s worth cannot be defined solely by his goodness but also by his desire to battle that in him which is not good.”
George Vandenberg is in the midst of that battle, a broken man with a volatile temper and haunted by the memory of the young woman he once loved and “accidentally” killed. Wrestling with the guilt and pushed by his psychiatrist to confess the circumstances of her death, he teeters on the edge of a nervous breakdown.
The past collides with the present when the doctor turns up dead, brutally stabbed to death in his office. Stunned and confused, George emerges as the primary suspect even as he becomes a target himself. To prove his innocence, George must face the police, his manipulative wife, and the past he’s been unable to forget. When the truth is finally divulged, no one, including George, is prepared for the collateral damage or the shocking identity of the killer.
My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.
For me this book was a slow read. Some parts went fast, and others went very slow. I personally had a hard time getting through it. The parts of George’s past seemed to go slow. I feel there was too much back story of the “accidental” death and describing what happened. It didn’t need to be that long to tell the story.
The murder of the doctor seemed to run quickly. Things seemed to fall into place rather fast on that aspect.
I knew from the summary of the book that George really was not the killer. If I did not read that part I would of known shortly after starting to read the book he was not the killer. It was too obvious to make it George.
I was shocked as to who the killer was though. I didn’t see that coming and how everything got tied up at the end. That was a unique twist.