He would sincerely and succinctly articulate to anyone who asked, exactly what he was looking for in a mate. But inevitably every date or two would end in disaster.Somehow, Chaim would go out and each girl would have something that was “flawed.” Now 35, Chaim was worried that he would never find that “perfect girl to bring home to his mother.” Perfectionism involves the relentless striving for extremely high standards, judging one’s self-worth based largely on one’s ability to strive for and achieve these unrelenting standards and then despite the regular negative consequences involved in sticking to these impossible, demanding standards, continuing to go for them despite the huge cost (Schwartz, 2008) .This book has it all, creepy psychological thrills and chills, mystery, romance, passion and spine tingling, hold your breath adventure.
The first in a new series from Carina Press; I for one can’t wait to read more books in the series. Becker kept me completely engulfed in action and intrigue and I absolutely did not want to put this book down.” You might even be wondering how psychologists reconcile this diagnosis with a healthy Torah outlook.After all, who among us hasn’t noted the concept of shleimut – of perfection, as a primary goal of Judaism?Thoroughly recommended, this author is an auto buy for me.” by Anne-Marie Becker, it was a thrilling fast-paced read that had me anticipating the villain’s next moves and wondering the reasons behind his obsession with Maggie.By the end of the book, I was completely engrossed in each of the main characters and had a pretty good glimpse of some of those in secondary roles – I hope there will follow-up books focusing on the rest of the SSAM team especially Becca as well as Detective Noah Crandall.Why be concerned with a pervasive preoccupation with perfection? Perfection is not a Torah desired concept to be had in relationships. The Malbim (Yeshaya ) distinguishes between two similar Torah concepts – temimut and sheleimut.