I bought this book after seeing the movie. Of course, that can sometimes be a big mistake. However, knowing that the book is usually different from the movie, I kept an open mind as I began to read the prologue. After that, there was just no putting the book down. I couldn't wait to find out what happens next!
Psychiatrist Nathan Conrad has a flourishing practice, a gorgeous wife, and a beautiful daughter. He considers himself a bit run-down, but is happy with his life. Until he meets Elizabeth Burrows and his happy life is turned upside down. Elizabeth is a patient placed in a city-run psychiatric hospital. She has committed a brutal murder and Nathan is called by a colleague who seeks to discover whether she is fit to stand trial for the crime. As Elizabeth begins to trust Dr. Conrad, someone else takes notice. A man called Sport has a large stake in the doctor-patient relationship. If Elizabeth trusts Dr. Conrad enough, she might tell him everything, including the number that can make Sport a very rich man. How will he ensure that this comes about? ... What follows is a fast-paced suspenseful journey to discover the number that Elizabeth has locked in her head.
I really enjoyed reading this book, but gave it three stars because some of the graphic language in the novel turned me off a bit. If you are a fan of the movie, you may be a bit disappointed as the book goes on a completely different tangent. The premise is the same: psychiatric patient has a number that the bad guy needs, so he steals the psychiatrist's daughter to ensure his cooperation. However, the rest of the novel is almost completely different. No matter! The book is a great read! You won't be able to put it down!