On the surface Dr Edward Robilio's death looks straightforward enough. Violent and messy, it was, according to the note on Robilio's computer, suicide. Then investigations uncover some unpalatable truths - and at least one person with a motive for murder. Fifteen-year-old Merritt Strait is the unlikeliest suspect psychologist Alan Gregory has ever encountered. Pulled back from a near-fatal overdose, she's also refusing to talk. What is Merritt hiding? What other terrors has she faced? As Gregory digs deeper into Merritt's life and the traumas facing her family, he finds a more sinister explanation for the murder. But too late to prevent the loss of another innocent life... Chilling and absorbing, Critical Conditions is a story of people caught up in events beyond their control and - more dangerously - in emotions that will lead them to do anything for revenge - and for love.