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June 30, 2013

LOST CAUSES Silent Scream by Donna J. Thompson

LOST CAUSES                                         4.5 STARS
Silent Scream
by Donna J. Thompson

                             THE MYSTERY OF THE MURDERED NURSE


When beautiful Psychologist Casey West goes to Detective Karl Larkin with a wild story about the mental hospital where she works, he quickly dismisses it. He has worked in Springfield for twenty years and Lakeview has never had a complaint lodged against it. But when Casey’s friend, a nurse named Trudy Madison, is brutally murdered and the management’s story doesn’t agree with the evidence, Detective Larkin begins to think Casey’s story doesn’t seem so far-fetched anymore. Having friends in high places, Jerry Connors, who runs Lakeview, uses his influence to stop the detective’s investigation. Casey then begs Larkin to allow her to become his eyes and ears inside of the place. Will she help him crack the case, or will she wind up dead like her friend?


This is a novel about a murder that takes place in a psychiatric hospital. The first chapters set the pace and it doesn't slow down from there..  I found that I couldn't even close to guessing what was going to happen next. You just never knew.  I couldn't put the book down.  The pages couldn't be turned fast enough.  I found myself trying to figure out who really murdered the nurse, Trudy Madison.  Was there a conspiracy going on in the hospital.?  The characters were real even though they were fictional.  They weren't perfect, they each had little oddities and faults just like everyone in real life.  Ms. Thompson did a  wonderful job of describing the hospital, you could picture every detail. Lakeview was like a hospital you might go to visit someone. Yes, I know it is a psychiatric hospital, but you can still have friends and loved ones who need your support in that situation.  The book is full of emotions that you can actually feel.  Once you open the book you are stepping into the world of Lakeview and the murder of the nurse. Can you figure out who murdered her before Casey the Psychologist does.?  This is one book you won't want to miss.  I'm, glad I didn't.  Pick up the book and I'm almost positive you won't put it down until you're done. I thought it was a very good job of writing by Ms. Thompson.

I would give this book 4.5 STARS. 

I was given a complimentary copy of the book, LOST CAUSES, Silent Scream from the author Donna J. Thompson  For my honest review.

Donna J. Thompson is a reader turned writer. She believes that everyone has a story and her observation of people helps her to write about complex characters, and make them come to life. This is Donna J. Thompson’s second novel. Lost Causes isn’t a who done it like her first, but it will keep you wondering why they are doing it until the end.

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