Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein

October 8th, 2013 Kimberly Review 68 Comments

8th Oct
Love Gone Mad by Mark Rubinstein
Love Gone Mad
by Mark Rubinstein
Genres: Mystery
Source: Tour
Purchase: Amazon
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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”

  1. Lupdilup

    WOW! Thank you sooo much!! Maybe the worm has turned and I start enjoying some good luck for a change. I hardly ever win.
    Thanks! 🙂

  2. Chene Sterckx

    Wow sounds like an intense read! The cover is very spooky. I’ll try remember this one when I need a good captivating thriller! Great review Kimba 🙂

  3. 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!

  4. Terrie Fulk

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

  5. 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

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  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. 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 .

  8. 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.

  9. Braine Talk Supe

    You & I have the same taste in head f8ck stories. I like stories that “play” me like this. I believe they keep my heart young and beating strong.

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  10. 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 🙂

  11. Heidi

    I love good suspenseful books like Gone Girl that have me thinking about them for days. This is a new introduction for me but I am all for a great read on a dark and windy night!

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  12. Melissa (Books and Things)

    Oh I love thrillers and this one sounds like I would really like it. I also love that the killer is so intelligent. Nothing can ruin suspense more than an idiotic killer. Hm… only in fiction. I like my killers IRL to be as stupid as a fence post. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  13. Felicia S. (

    My friend is going to read this one for me but she says so far that she is entertained. She said I would be annoyed, I am not sure what that means LOL I am not that picky 🙂

  14. Kim { Book Swoon }

    Oh, something dark and dreary comes this way! I love the suspense and chill factor in Love Gone Mad. I haven’t heard of it until now, so I’m definitely keeping my eyes on it. Thanks Kimba!

  15. Dani

    Sounds interesting but it might be a bit more thrilling than I usually read. Thank you for another great review!

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  16. Jenea

    Well, this certainly sounds like a great thriller. Great review.

  17. Lupdilup

    Another great cover! This is not what I usually read, but maybe I should expend my horizons, I added it to my TBR just in case, and if I win the giveaway, all the better 🙂
    Good luck to me!..LOL

  18. 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

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

  19. Debbie Haupt

    Kimba, what a frightening premise and cover brrrr. I would guess one would need to sleep with the lights on after reading it.
    Thanks as always

  20. Michele

    Well, you certainly have my attention! I love suspense, and this book sounds great! Thanks so much for the awesome review and giveaway! ~Michele

    • kimbacaffeinate

      you are welcome Michelle, glad I piqued your interest 🙂

  21. 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!

  22. Mary

    Very intriguing! I do love a good, suspenseful story with great characters and this one sounds like it fits the bill!

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  23. Nick

    I’ve never heard of this before, but it sounds like a solid mystery that has interesting characters and a suspenseful plot.
    Thanks for sharing, Kim!

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  24. Tanja

    I haven’t heard of this book before but you’ve got me really interested now. I like the sound of mystery and thriller here. Great review 🙂

  25. Ginny

    I don’t read a lot of thrillers but lately I’ve read several books outside my normal reading genres and loved them. Your review makes this one sound like something I would love to try. Thanks for the chance to win.

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  26. Jennifer Bielman

    I have seen this one around and was intrigued. Now with your review you have convinced me. I may not read thrillers often, but I love a great one on occasion. And I love that cover.

    • kimbacaffeinate

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

  27. Belle Read

    This sounds chilling. I love this sort of thing. Sounds like a good one for this time of year.