Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein

October 8th, 2013 Kimberly Blog Tour, Review 68 Comments

8th Oct
Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein
Love Gone Mad
by Mark Rubinstein
Genres: Mystery
Source: Tour
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star

When heart surgeon Adrian Douglas and Megan Haggarty, RN, meet at the hospital where they work, neither has any idea of the scorpion's nest into which they've stumbled. Strange and frightening events begin happening to each of them; someone is after them both--and the stalker is not only brilliant and crafty, but vows to exact revenge for the ultimate betrayal. As things spin out of control, Megan and Adrian fight for their lives.

Today I am excited to be sharing Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein along with BookTrib and Media Muscle.  Sit back and enjoy my review of this chilling suspense thriller and be sure to enter for a chance to win a copy of your own.

Nothing spells fall for me more than suspense thrillers and Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein delivers a fast-paced, chilling twist on a tried and true trope. From the author’s voice to the characters themselves I could not put this down. Three-word review: thriller, compelling, and fascinating.

Adrian Douglas is a divorced middle-aged man surgeon who meets Megan Haggarty, an RN at the hospital, and they begin a relationship. A strange man approaches Adrian at a local bar he has become a regular in. He is stunned when this man whom he doesn’t know threatens him. After he is ejected from the bar, he shoots out the bar window, leaving Adrian a little jumpy. The tale that unfolds is riveting with interesting characters as the author slowly reveals this suspenseful tale.

Adrian is confident in his role as a surgeon, is happy with his move to the new hospital and moving forward. I found him to be an exciting and strong character with some unique views of the world. Megan is a character you immediately feel sorry for; her story is a touching one, and who doesn’t love a woman who works with babies? She has secrets, and those secrets propel the story, keeping you engaged. Their relationship started with insta-love but began to flesh out despite moments of awkwardness. Together they work, and you find yourself caught up in them and the suspense. Conrad is very fleshed out, and we get inside his head. Between his genius IQ and his ruthless disregard for others, you will find yourself in flux between intense curiosity and the desire to run!

Love Gone Mad offered an intense, descriptive, bone-chilling thriller that kept me on edge. Rubinstein fleshed out the characters giving us a unique perspective that I appreciated it. We experience the whole ride from the stalking, police involvement to the trials, and it was one heck of a ride. Despite this being a trope we know from books to films, the author added twists that kept me literally on the edge of my seat. I enjoyed the author’s writing style from his descriptive voice to his view on the inner workings of a twisted mind. Perfect for a dark, windy night Love Gone Mad will have you thinking about it long after you finish the book.

Fans of suspense thrillers, crime fiction and the edge of your seat thrillers will enjoy Love Gone Mad. This was my first read by Mark Rubinstein, but I assure you it will not be my last.

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68 Responses to “Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This was different Jen, and I loved going through the whole process.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      You are welcome, and I love mixing things up, glad you are trying and liking new genres 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      It was Nick, and you know I love to mix things up 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Mary, I loved how he took us through from beginning to end

  1. Jenny

    Ooooo this sounds so good Kim! I love a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat the whole time – the kind where my muscles hurt after I finish reading because they’ve been clenched for hours:) I haven’t read a thriller in a while, so I think I’m definitely due for one and this one seems perfect. Thanks for the recommendation!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      you are welcome Michelle, glad I piqued your interest 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Candace, I love how Rubinstein unfolded the tale to us 🙂

  2. Tammy

    I love suspense/thrillers because the good ones keep you on the edge of your seat and up all night just to see how it ends.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      this was different then your typical thriller, but I enjoyed it 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, I love when the killer is methodical and intelligent..LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I loved Gone Girl, this is different and I think you would enjoy it 🙂

  3. Anita Yancey

    I love suspense thrillers, they are my favorite books. This one sounds really good. Thanks for having the giveaway.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      good luck Anita and I love suspense thrillers too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, they keep us sharp. Have you read Tess Gerritsen? The Surgeon? eep…

  4. Lauren

    Ooh this sounds very suspenseful and intense! I’m really curious about Conrad and how I’ll respond to him. I’ll probably err on the run side. 🙂 Adrian and Megan sound great too! Thanks for introducing me to this one!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      LOL, yeah I had a curious/flee kind of relationship with Conrad.

  5. Hillary R.

    I love thriller’s more than ever! Today I just finished reading Find Me and I realized that somewhere I really missed reading mystery thriller’s, since the last time I did I was in fifth grade maybe. I’ve been reading more paranormal/supernatural YA and dystopia’s more than anything else and I’m kinda ashamed. I’m getting there though :]

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love mixing it up, and love mysteries and thrillers. You should try romantic suspense you get a little of everything .

  6. sharonda

    oh man Kim…you got me wanting to break out my murder mysteries and stuff…lols. Awesome review

    • kimbacaffeinate

      hehehe…I love them especially this time of year 🙂

  7. Lil Berry

    Not at all what I expected from the cover, I thought it was horror not suspense.
    I like the idea of an all around case, it happened, they caught they guilty party now comes trial.
    I don’t normally pick up thrillers, but if Megan evolves from a character you feel sorry for into someone you can trust or that earns your respect I will be reading this one.
    Great review Kimba

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      thanks Lil and it does look a little like a horror book, but it is a suspense thriller. Hope you enjoy it!

  8. Terrie Fulk

    I love suspense thrillers and your review has influenced by decision to give this book a try.

  9. Berls

    Can I just say – that cover freaked me out! LOL I can tell this is going to be a great read, but I think it’s also going to be one of those suspenseful stories that keeps me up all night. I’m going to have to start a support group for all these reads I’m adding to by TBR this month! LOL Great review Kimba – I’m really excited about these characters and it sounds like the insta-love is balanced enough to not hurt the story. Added to my TBR!