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Blinded Book Review Summary

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Delacorte, Feb 2004, 24.95
ISBN: 0385336209

Boulder psychologist Alan Gregory struggles with balance as he nurtures his MS stricken spouse, is the prime raiser of their one year old child, and provides services to a host of patients ranging the emotional rainbow. With all that on his PROGRAM, Alan does not need a visit from Gibbs Storey, who he has not seen in a decade. She canceled an appointment and moved to Los Angeles with her husband Sterling. He thinks that Gibbs is a phenomenon, as she has not aged, but remains the perfect human specimen.

Gibbs calmly informs Alan that she believes that Sterling murdered his lover back in Laguna Beach. She also thinks that he has killed others and will take more lives in the future. Ignoring WARNING SIGNS and spouting (endlessly) about client confidentially, Alan fails to go the police, but instead turns to his best friend, Boulder Police detective Sam Purdy, on injury leave, for help. They separately investigate whether Sterling is a serial killer or a case of the BEST REVENGE of a scorned woman?

The latest Alan Gregory mystery is different from the previous one because chapters are alternated between the psychologist and in this novel his co-star Sam. This technique works quite well as the audience receives two perspectives that come together with Stephen White's typical ending twist that is always is fun to follow. Though the ethics issue is tedious and unconvincing, fans will enjoy this combo amateur sleuth-“unofficial” police procedural tale.

Harriet Klausner

This report prepared by Harriet Klausner








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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book descript. of violence and chases 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%How society works & physical descript. (people, objects, places) 20% Tone of story    -   suspenseful (sophisticated fear) How difficult to spot villain?    -   Very difficult--no foreshadowing/clues Time/era of story:    -   2000+ (Present) What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   80% Misc. Murder Plotlets    -   Proving innocence of very obvious suspect Kind of investigator    -   skilled citizen investigator Kid or adult book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Any non-mystery subplot?    -   feelings towards family/friends Crime Thriller    -   Yes Murder Mystery (killer unknown)    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   psychiatrist Ethnicity/Race    -   White/American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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