‘Looking Over Your Shoulder’ by P.D. Workman


Just because you’re paranoid, that doesn’t mean someone isn’t out to get you.

Things were going well for Abe. Despite all of his past struggles with mental illness, he was happily married, had three wonderful children, a nice home, and a fantastic consulting business that satisfied his creativity and brought in a good income.

But you can never get too comfortable. When Abe becomes a prime suspect in a jewel heist – one of the largest successful jewel heists in history – his schizophrenia becomes unmanageable and everything begins to spiral out of control. Abe’s own investigation into the heist has the jewel thieves hot on his tail… but are they really, or is he just losing the battle against his inner demons?

“I was drawn in from the first page and couldn’t put Looking Over Your Shoulder down . . . [it] kept me guessing and on my toes.”

“An exciting ride that keeps you guessing right to the end.”

“. . . a sensitive and uplifting look at one family’s efforts to triumph over the adversity of mental illness.”


Looking Over Your Shoulder is a story of Abe, happily married father of three children. Oh, and he’s schizophrenic! Then he becomes a suspect in a jewel heist, he’s being followed, someone threatens his family. Or is it all in Abe’s head?
I really liked the description of mental illness in this book and living with a person like that. I’m a nurse, not a specialist in a psychiatry but from what I know it is pretty accurate portrayal of a schizophrenic person.
The mystery alone was very compelling, I only guessed half of the riddle so the reveal at the end surprised me. It was a great novel!


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