Dry Ice (Alan Gregory #15)
It has been years since the mayhem was unleashed in Privileged Information. Now Michael McClelland, the brilliant, determi...more
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I enjoyed it. It harked back to the first book so I was willing to read it out of order. Since I'm still stuck on #3, Higher Authority.
Re-listened to this one on my way back from NC - by the way, that tr...more
You know where this is going, don’t you? A scary, drawn out conclusion, probably in a dark basement, cherry-on-topped with some extreme and innovative violence, right? Well, no. The psychop...more
IMHO, not one of White's better books in the series; the worst I've read yet. The plot has the potential for real pulse-quickening suspense, but for some reason White chooses to kill it with over-analysis. This book reminds us that White is a psychologist at every possible turn, almost like going with White to his own mental health caretaker. There is too much angst over each situation, too much repetitive agonizing over "secrets," too much repetitive description of the beautiful Boulder, CO sce...more
This was the most recent of the Dr. Alan Gregory mystery novels. I didn't enjoy it as much as some of the previous ones however I love this series! They are based in Boulder and it's fun reading about places I know.
At the same time, Alan's wife Lauren is a Boulder, Colorado prosecutor assigned to a high profile and sensitive grand jury investigation, where the key witness has vanished. When Alan finds the woman's Coach handbag in his ya...more
Then it got pretty good. Then it got compelling and I found myself enjoying it. But then it got anticlimactic and fizzled at the end in a--okay, I've written enough words, time to put a bow on it and call it a book--sort of way.
Alan Gregory & Lauren Crowder series - Psychologist Alan Gregory's nemesis, psychotic killer Michael McClelland, has escaped from a mental hospital and is looking for Alan and his family. Alan's patient Kol Cruz, covered in blood, washes up in the new water sculpture and bleeds all over the newfound ambience of the waiting room that Alan's partner, Diane, has been redesigning. Alan's marriage to his...more
"Teresa used exclamation points as though she'd won a life-time supply on a game show. She thought she'd never run out. By contrast, I lived life as though I'd...more
Should have also mentioned that before the book begins, there are two good quotes.
One is the noted Ben Franklin one: Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
There's also one from Alfred Adler that I particularly liked: It is easier to fight...more
Once I restarted the book I found it interesting and captivating. This story is about Alan Gregory pretty close to his worst tripped up by his assumptions and glossing over things in his life. It is pretty much a great build up the concluding books i...more
Starred Review. Contemporary cerebral thrillers don't get much better than bestseller White's 15th novel (after Kill Me), which deftly combines complex characterization and intricate plotting. White's debut novel, Privileged Information, introduced Boulder, Colo., psychologist Alan Gregory and the clever but deadly Michael McClelland, a former meteorologist turned killer, whose rampage almost cost Gregory and his wife, Lauren, their lives. In this sequel, while Lauren, a lo...more
I love these books. It's like he takes every possible strange, negative thing that could happen with his patients, his family or his
friends and develops it into another story. They are absolutely great. I enjoy the characters and always look forward to another
Stephen White book!
The mystery/drama aspect is somewhat interesting, but is not a nail-biting, edge-of-your-seat type story. I didn't care for any of the protagonists, and the antagonists were weak or undeveloped entirely. White relied too much on their previous appearances, so I never developed any strong feelings, a...more
Dr Alan Gregory is a psych who patients seem to die and family and friends are in bunches of trouble all at the hand of a sociopathic mastermind Michael Mclaelland this psycho is out to get revenge on this doctor and does so is the...more
I always hate finishing his books because I have to wait for the next one... big sigh...
Stephen White is the author of the New York Times bestselling Alan Gregory novels. In his books, he draws upon over fifteen years of clinical practice as a psychologist to create intriguing plots and complex, believable characters.
Born on Long Island, White grew up in New Y...more