4 out of 4 stars
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Jeffery Deitz is a psychiatrist who practiced in Connecticut. He has several publications with media outlets like the New York Times, the Huffington Post, and so on. Intensive Therapy is his first book, and with a little under 400 pages, it has won my heart.
Victoria Schoen began therapy with Jonas Speller, and they soon get fond of each other. But the circumstances aren’t right, so they part ways. Several years later, Victoria gets married to Martin, and they have two kids together, but Melinda, the older child, starts having psychological issues and needs a therapist. Victoria is now forced to call Jonas, her therapist from years ago, to help her daughter. But it’s not just Melinda who needs help, and things soon get out of hand. It is now up to Jonas to help Victoria keep her marriage intact, but you’d have to read this book to see how everything turned out.
It’s hard to believe that this is Jeffery Deitz’s first book because of how good it is. He writes straightforwardly, so everything is easy to understand. Even when Jonas talked about medical-related things, I was able to understand and even learn new things because the author used his experience in the field of psychiatry and medicine to simplify the explanation. The storyline was very eventful. The characters were all dynamic and easy to remember. I could relate to Victoria’s frustration with Melinda, and when Melinda threw that figurine at her mother, I was just as surprised and disappointed as Victoria was.
This book has the perfect amount of suspense, and I couldn’t put it down to do anything else because I was eager to turn to the next page. I also enjoyed reading about Jonas Speller. At first, I didn’t think of him as a character I would love, but as I learned more about him, I began to admire him for his strong will and his devotion to his patients and his family. He went out during a snowstorm to help Victoria and Martin when their children were in danger. I didn’t hate anything about this book.
I rate this book 4 out of 4 stars because the author has done a great job putting together the storyline and plot of this book. I also enjoyed reading this book, and I believe it is an exceptionally well-edited book. I recommend this book for adults over the age of 18 who are interested in family drama. Adults who like psychology might also find this book interesting.
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