The Ninth Session

Fiction - Audiobook
Audio Book
Reviewed on 06/18/2021
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Author Biography

Deborah Serani is an award-winning author writing in numerous genres - fiction, nonfiction, and children's picture books.

Dr. Serani is psychologist in practice 30 years. She is also a senior professor at Adelphi University and has been published in academic journals on the subjects of depression and trauma. Dr. Serani is a go-to expert for psychological issues. Her interviews can be found at ABC News, CNN, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, Reader's Digest, The Washington Post and USA Today, and affiliate radio station programs at CBS and NPR, just to name a few.

She is also a TEDx speaker and has lectured nationally and internationally. Dr. Serani has worked as a technical advisor for the NBC television show, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - where a recurring character, Judge D. Serani, was named for her.

Dr. Serani can be found writing something, somewhere at all times.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite

The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani is a fiction audiobook that would appeal most to audiobook lovers who enjoy psychological mysteries and thrillers. Dr. Alicia Reese is a psychologist whose professional and personal life is forever changed when she takes on a patient by the name of Lucas Ferro with a serious anxiety condition. Each session with Lucas Ferro brings Dr. Alicia Reese closer and closer to the truth of Lucas Ferro and the danger of him. Will Lucas Ferro be Dr. Alicia Reese’s last patient?

The Ninth Session by Deborah Serani is a well-written book that quickly pulled me into the story and held me captivated within the first ten minutes of listening. As a psychology graduate student, I really appreciated the author’s attention to detail and the level of accuracy she had in her portrayal of psychology and Dr. Alicia Reese as a psychologist. It was easy to become enraptured with the story as the author wove together elements of danger, suspense, and mystery into Dr. Alicia Reese’s experiences with her new patient.

The Ninth Session was both written and narrated by Deborah Serani. This audiobook is Serani’s first foray into narration, but I would not have known this was her first performance from the quality of her narration. While the narration was well done for all of the characters, I personally found that Serani’s narration was perfect for Dr. Alicia Reese’s character. I just felt like she really got into the character and her narration made me feel particularly connected with Alicia.