Tuesday, August 17, 2021

#GIVEAWAY #Audiblereview: The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani Narrated by the author a Partners in Crime virtual blog tour

Today is my stop on The Ninth Session blog tour so sit back and learn a little about the novel, read my review and don't forget to enter the #Giveaway for an Audible copy of the novel at the end.

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The Ninth Session

by Deborah Serani

August 9-27, 2021 Audiobook Review Tour


The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani

An edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller that brings a unique mix of psychotherapy and sign language and Coda culture. Just when you think you have it figured out, think again!

Dr. Alicia Reese takes on a new patient. Lucas Ferro suffers with crippling anxiety, and as sessions progress, he begins to share the reasons why he's struggling. As Ferro's narrative becomes more menacing, Reese finds herself wedged between the cold hard frame of professional ethics and the integrity of personal truth. And, finally, when Ferro reveals his secrets, Reese learns how far she's willing to go, willing to risk and willing to lose to do the right thing.

The Ninth Session Audiobook Details:

Genre: Suspense Thriller
Published by: TouchPoint Press
Publication Date: September 26th 2019
Length: 6 hrs and 52 mins
Purchase Links: Amazon | Audible | Goodreads

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 My Audible Review:

The Ninth Session
Deborah Serani

The Ninth Session is a can’t put it down, heart in your throat psychological thriller and definitely not for the feint of heart.

With an edge of your seat intense and interesting story line that the audience is left constantly wondering what can possible happen next, an easy to understand narrative and characters that are outlandishly over-the-top yet believable this is one frightening addictive thriller. There are some really interesting aspects of this novel, one is Deborah’s talent of making the therapy sessions seem so genuine and her protagonist Alicia being a child of deaf parents CODA and how she brings sign language, lip reading and other aspects of deaf life into the novel. There is one stand out in this novel and that is unequivocally Alicia, she’s analytic and compassionate, complex and at the same time easy to read.

Usually an author who chooses to narrate their own book is a big NO NO but Deborah is an excellent narrator putting just the right emphasizes in just the right places leaving her audience an extraordinary listening experience.

On their first session Lucas Ferro a new patient to Psychologist Dr. Alicia Reese suffers a crippling bought of anxiety and isn’t able to complete the appointment. Curious and hoping to engulf herself in her work and to temporarily stop focusing on her own personal dilemmas Alicia accepts the challenge that Lucas’s case offers her. But soon after the sessions begin and as Alicia learns concerning things about Lucas she finds herself looking over her shoulder wondering if Lucas might be following her or if maybe her personal problems have finally taken a toll and caused her to be paranoid.

Author Bio:

Deborah Serani, Psy.D.

Deborah Serani, Psy.D. is psychologist in practice 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on the subjects of depression and trauma. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few. She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her. Dr. Serani is an award-winning author, writing about psychological topics in many genres.

Catch Up With Deborah:
Twitter - @DeborahSerani
Facebook - @Dr. Deborah Serani

& Find out what's new on Instagram - #deborahserani

Tour Participants:

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Enter Below to WIN The Ninth Session:

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  1. Great review! Thanks so much! I also listened to this one and liked it very much! My review goes up tomorrow. :-)

  2. So happy you enjoyed my psychological suspense novel. Thanks for being part of the audiobook tour.

    ~Deb Serani

  3. Alicia sounds like a wonderful character. Story sounds very readable.

    1. it was really good Kathryn but maybe a bit too dark for you