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Primary Obsessions

Playwright Charles Demers has created a crime novel in which the protagonist – cognitive behavioural therapist Annick Boudreau – faces not only physical danger from the Vancouver underworld, but the ethical quandaries involved in protecting her patient afflicted with obsessive, violent thoughts. Confident the man…
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Primary Obsessions by Charles Demers

Compassionate cognitive behavioural therapist Annick Boudreau is the protagonist in Charles Demers’s new psychological thriller, Primary Obsessions. She’s sure of her treatment strategy, even though the work with her new patient is slow. Sanjay Desai suffers from a primarily cognitive obsessive compulsive disorder, less characterised…
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The Coral Bride

Written by Roxanne Bouchard and translated beautifully by David Warriner, The Coral Bride is the lyrical, haunting follow-up to We Were the Salt of the Sea, set once more in the enticing Gaspe Peninsular of Quebec and featuring DS Joaquin Morales. This time he is…
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Don't miss Cardinal season 4 on iPlayer

The coronavirus lockdown has led to a big uptick in reading and binge-watching. We’ve given you plenty of recommendations in both categories, but as things gradually get back to normal, one show you definitely don’t want to miss is the Canadian crime series Cardinal. Season…
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