Charlie Weir is a man who tackles other people's demons for a living. He has seen every kind of trauma during his years as a psychiatrist in New York.Yet he hasn't found a way of resolving his own conflicts, particularly the fatal mistake that caused his wife and daughter to leave him condemning him to corrosive loneliness and restless anger.Years later, he meets a beautiful but damaged woman who promises to restore his dwindling faith in both his profession and himself. But as he realizes that she has become more of a patient than a lover, events conspire to send him reeling toward the abyss. Addictive and enthralling, Trauma is Patrick McGrath's most riveting work to date.
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Review: TraumaUser Review - Carol Hunter - Goodreads
This book earned 3 stars because the author writes in a compelling manner and I was driven to find out what happens with the protagonist, a psychiatrist, with his own mental issues. However, I really ... Read full review
Review: TraumaUser Review - David - Goodreads
Charlie Wier is a psychiatrist living in New York and the subject of Patrick McGrath's 2008 novel Trauma. Some of his experiences of treating victims of trauma have had a disturbing effect on him. As ... Read full review