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High Anxiety Mass Market Paperback – December 29, 2009

4.4 out of 5 stars 46 customer reviews
Book 3 of 3 in the Crazy Series

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"Charlotte Hughes has a million-dollar voice. Her words turn to gold on the page." -- Janet Evanovich

"A compelling mixture of madness and mayhem. Great fun!" -- Janet Evanovich

About the Author

Charlotte Hughes lives on Fripp Island in South Carolina.
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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (December 29, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515147400
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515147407
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 6.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,124,794 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Psychologist Kate Holley wonders if she is as big a Nutcase as some of her patients ever since her former husband Jay Rush the firefighter became her lover again in spite of her obsessive compulsive fear of his profession ever since her father was taken from her by the Fire Gods. While Jay is fighting a forest fire in Florida, her best friend and receptionist, Mona Epps is on sick leave so the High Anxiety shrink hires a temporary assistant Abigail Davis.

However, although Abigail is competent she changes her wardrobe and hairstyle to emulate Kate. When she begins to get involved in Kate's personal life, the psychologist knows in this case What Looks Like Crazy is crazy. Although she has other issues and is worried about Jay, Kate knows Abigail is at the top of the list as her temp is stalking every aspect of her life.

This is an exciting fast-paced madcap thriller that balances humor with the seriousness of a deranged stalker. The story line is fast-paced whenever the plot focuses on Abigail who clearly needs help. When the subplot involves other clients, neighbors or mom it is over the top with fun eccentricity. Readers will enjoy Kate's third case mostly because of Abigail, whose needs turn potentially dangerous.

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The best of the three books in the series. It keeps you turning the page until the end. Some funny moments but has a more serious tone to it. Kate Holly going from victim to taking control has you cheering. As the secondary characters band together and new interesting quirky characters are added. The stories and the plot well written and thought out. MS Hughes has a winner with this series.
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4.5 stars..Very enjoyable series. There is some indication of sex, but not graphic by any means. I enjoyed this series because I liked the main character and the story was unique. I love reading before bed, but never want anything to heavy, this was wonderful and I looked forward to reading each night. The only negative I found was that the neighbor who is suppose to be a church going lady is depicted as a judgmental, nosy, pushy neighbor. I get the feeling the author might have an issue with people that embrace traditional religion.
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Peppered with biting wit and southern charm, Charlotte Hughes returns with "High Anxiety" to transport her fans back into the laugh out loud and constantly crazy world of Dr. Kate Holly. Kate truly believes that her chaotic life might be actually calming down...or at least she seriously hopes so after she nurses her firefighting ex-husband back to health. When Mona, Kate's longtime best friend and secretary, finds herself suffering from a bad case of hives, Kate is forced to hire a temp--lest she be required to endure her mother's version of secretarial skills--and Kate's life quickly shifts from bad to worse.

Seriously, normal would be unexpected and boring for Hughes longtime fans. With trouble following Kate's every step and comedy around every corner, "High Anxiety" is a book to be shared between mothers and daughters, sisters and friends.
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I like Charlotte Hughes books and this one was typical of her Kate Holly series. The female character that had three personalities that could be brought to her consciousness by Kate Holly just by asking for one of the personalities was, in my opinion, unrealistic. But I know nothing about people who have multiple personalities.
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Kate Holly is a great heroine. Her crazy cast of characters she calls friends makes you fall in love with her even more.Funny romantic mysterious frightening. ALL in one book. I wish there were more books about Kate's practice and her life. It is a must read. Don't miss this book. You'll be sorry if you do.
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hughes writes alot like janet evanovich....fun reading you get started and befor you know it you are finished.....keeps you on the edge in places, makes you laugh and sometimes makes you sad.....staring on nutcase now...
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Kate Holly just can't seem to catch a break. The clinical psychologist from Atlanta, Georgia, endures catastrophe after catastrophe in each book in this series from novelist Charlotte Hughes, and the third (and newest) installment High Anxiety is no exception. Of course, catastrophe is somewhat the business Kate is in; she counsels patients with mental illness at her practice in a multi-business building in Atlanta (You can do your banking AND grab a bite to eat after your therapy session!).

There's the former Marine with gender identity disorder (who currently lives with Kate's own mother and aunt), the man with OCD who feels he has to move anytime he brings dirt into his home, the woman with borderline personality disorder who feels the world revolves around her, and -- of course -- the lady with multiple personality disorder whose personalities change as frequently as other people might change the music on their iPods. Kate tries her best to help her patients live normal lives, but she is always getting caught up in the midst of her own personal problems (and having to deal with the touch of OCD she herself suffers from).

In High Anxiety, Kate and ex-husband Jay are still trying their best to make their relationship work. He's a firefighter with a history of getting hurt on the job; his commitment to his work drives Kate crazy. She'd rather he settle down and find a less accident-prone career. But Jay worries about Kate, as well; the patients Kate sees have a tendency to get violent when unhappy. Her office has been blown up, and she's suffered various maladies in the previous two novels. But both stick to their guns and refuse to give up the work they love. Thus, they've been divorced and now are trying to work through their issues.
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