||0380727161 From Publishers Weekly A prominent L.A. therapist becomes entangled with a dangerous patient in this first novel. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. From Library Journal Sarah Rinsley is a 33-year-old psychotherapist with a successful practice, a radio talk show, and a lovely Southern California home. However, she is unable to maintain a stable relationship or to reconcile with her parents. All this is brought into question when patient Nick Belmont develops an obsessive attachment to Sarah. When Belmont finds he cannot seduce her, he attempts to destroy her professionally. In mounting her defense, Sarah asks herself why she let Nick go as far as he did. Did she subconsciously find him attractive? Why didn't she refer him elsewhere when it became obvious the therapy was failing? Comfort, a clinical psychologist, writes convincingly and well in this first novel, compelling the reader to explore the underlying motives of a concerned therapist. Highly recommended for public libraries. M.J. Simmons, Duluth P.L., Minn. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.