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Lucinda Berry Books In Order

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Missing Parts (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Phantom Limb (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appetite for Innocence (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saving Noah (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Perfect Child (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When She Returned (2019)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Best of Friends (2020)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Lucinda Berry
Dr. Lucinda Berry is a former clinical psychologist and a leading researcher in childhood trauma. Lucinda has also worked as the Assistant Director of Evidence-based Practice at UCLA’s National Center for Child Traumatic Stress.

These days, she spends her time writing full-time where she uses her experience to blur the line between nonfiction and fiction. She likes to take her readers on a journey right through the dark recesses of the human psyche.

If Lucinda isn’t busy chasing her eleven year old son around, she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles getting ready for her next marathon.

“The Perfect Child” was an Amazon Charts and Washington Post bestseller.

“Missing Parts” is the first stand alone novel and was released in the year 2016. Secrets never stay buried.

Celeste, raised by a single mom after being abandoned by her dad, was determined to create the perfect family, however even perfect families have secrets. Celeste’s days are filled with her rewarding career, a four year old daughter, and a devoted husband. Only Celeste knows the precarious house of cards her family is built on until her daughter becomes critically ill.

Celeste’s world rapidly spirals right out of control as her secret threatens to ruin her marriage, reputation, family, and sanity. She is willing to go to any length necessary to protect her family. Take any risk and break any law. Anything at all, except tell the truth.

Readers found this to be a gripping psychological thriller that they were able to read in just a single sitting.

“Phantom Limb” is the second stand alone novel and was released in the year 2016. Elizabeth and Emily spend all of their childhood locked in their bedroom and terrorized by their mom who drinks way too much and goes missing for days at a time. The identical twins get rescued by a family that is determined to be their saviors. There are some horrors not even love can erase.

Elizabeth wakes up in a hospital, strapped down to her bed and unable to speak or move. The very last thing she can remember is finding Emily’s body in their bathroom. Just days before, she was falling in love and beginning college. Now, she is surrounded by men that talk to themselves and women that pull their eyebrows out.

While delving deeper into the mystery of Emily’s death, she finds some shocking secrets and holes in her own memory that make her remember what she has worked very hard to forget. The blood, the beatings, and the special friends. Her life spins way out of control at a horrifying speed while she desperately attempts to unravel the psychological puzzle of her own past before it is too late.

“Appetite for Innocence” is the third stand alone novel and was released in the year 2017. Be careful what you post online. Your next check-in may lead him right to you.

A serial rapist kidnaps teen girls. However, he isn’t interested in just any teen girls, just virgins. He hunts them down by following their check-ins and status updates on social media. Once he has captured them, they are locked away down in his sound-proof basement until they are groomed and are ready. He throws them away like pieces of trash once he has stolen their innocence. Nobody is able to escape alive. Until Ella.

Ella risks it all in order to escape, setting herself as well as the other girls free. Only Sarah, the girl that has been captive the longest, is able to get out with her. The girls are hospitalized and are surrounded by FBI agents that are willing to stop at nothing in order to find the guy responsible. Sarah and Ella are the key to this investigation, however, Sarah is hiding something. It is not too long before Ella learns that her nightmare is far from being over.

“Saving Noah” is the fourth stand alone novel and was released in the year 2017. We forgive killers, but not pedophiles.

Noah is an award winning swimmer, an A-honor roll kid, as well as a small town star that is destined for greatness. There were zero signs that anything was wrong until the very day he confesses to molesting young girls during swim team practice. He is sentenced to eighteen months in a juvenile sexual rehabilitation center.

Adrianne, his mom, absolutely refuses to turn her back on him despite these horrific crimes, however, her husband is unwilling to allow him back into their home. In a sequence of shattering and stunning revelations, Adrianne is required to make the toughest choice of her life. How far is she willing to go in order to protect her son?

This novel is sure to challenge every single thing you thought you know about teen sex offenders, and is sure to keep you up at night a long time after you have read the final page, as you question beliefs you once believed to be true.

“The Perfect Child” is the fifth stand alone novel and was released in the year 2019. Hannah and Christopher are one happily married nurse and surgeon with picture-perfect lives. The only thing missing is a child. An abandoned child, named Janie, winds up at their hospital, Christopher forms an immediate connection with her, and he convinces Hannah that they should both take her home as their own kid.

Janie isn’t any ordinary kid, and her damaged psyche ends up being more than her new parents expected. Janie is extremely devoted to Christopher, however, she continues to act out in increasingly disturbing ways, and directs all of her rage toward Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah drowns under the pressure, and Christopher absolutely to see Janie’s real nature.

Hannah realizes that Janie has been manipulating Christopher and keeping him isolated from her, despite all of Hannah’s attempts to bring everybody together. While Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Hannah and Christopher apart, the real truth behind Janie’s actual past could be enough to push everybody right over the edge.

Readers found this absorbing and captivating from beginning to end, as it’s a dark, deep, and dangerously addictive read.

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