By: William Rabkin
Review by: Lauren
A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read is a tie-in to the hit show. Starting out with the usual flashback to Shawn and Gus as children, it shows the message that will weave throughout the rest of the book. This time, it’s the fact that Shawn is always taking advantage of Gus.
Back in the present, the two friends have a very very short time to prove that their client Veronica Mason is in fact innocent of the murder she is being accused of. Their time fighting for her leads to Gus’ car being towed (which is all Shawn’s fault of course) and bringing them to the scene of their next case, which would be just fine if only people weren’t suspecting them of murder.
Not only that, but Shawn and Gus have a new “partner” who believes that Shawn is sending her orders through their psychic link, an old classmate has shown up and for some reason wants Shawn’s help with a hundred thousand dollars, and beyond all that, Shawn’s father Henry is scrapbooking!
Psych: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Read is a great addition to the series for those fans that want a longer mystery with just as much humor as the show provides! After all, Rabkin has written for the show himself and takes precaution to make sure the characters and tales stay true to their TV counterparts.
I found this to be a very intriguing story that had me guessing and laughing the entire time. I can’t wait to read more about Shawn and Gus!
“Are you expecting that she should somehow do something about the problem in the past? Because that would risk bringing up the whole time-travel paradox thing. We start out trying to change the pickle count on a cheeseburger, and before we know it, I’ve killed my own grandfather, the Nazis won World War II, and there’s a dinosaur in the White House.”
To understand the meaning behind this quote, read the book. 🙂