Friday, January 18, 2008

What Looks Like Crazy-Charlotte Hughes

What Looks Like Crazy
Charlotte Hughes
Jove, Mar 2008, $7.99
ISBN: 9780515144239

Clinical psychologist Kate Holly feels her world is imploding as her newest client Kevin Bosley threatens to jump off the roof while she asks affluent psychiatrist Thad Glazaen who sent him to her for help what the problem really is. Thad asks her to describe her underwear. Kate is also counting down the days before her divorce from fire captain Jay Rush becomes legal; she still loves Jay, but his work frightens her as her dad died fighting a fire. Finally her mom and her aunt, the renowned “junque sisters”, plant in cement a naked statue that has angered her neighbors especially Bitsy Stout.

Her wealthy secretary Mona Epps assists Kate with all her woes by insisting that sex is what she needs. However, the only man she wants to share her bed and his is Jay. Kate knows WHAT LOOKS CRAZY is crazy as Jay insists her work is much more dangerous than his.

WHAT LOOKS LIKE CRAZY is an entertaining character study of a psychologist whose life feels out of control.. Kate is a delightful center holding the plot together while an eccentric wild bunch of secondary players pulls her in a zillion different directions. Although somewhat a meet the crazies (including Kate) tale, fans will enjoy this humorous zany opening act due to the antics of that crazy cast.

Harriet Klausner

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