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 trip was a bust with the National Forest still closed. The road might have been ope ...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
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
"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
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
Alan Gregory is a psychologist, and in the novels he uses his psychological expertise to unravel mysteries. It sounds from this that perhaps he uses psychology tricks to catch criminals, but it's fascinating in that it's much more the passive, therapeutic approach he takes that permits him to listen, encourage confidences and piece together the ...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.
"I have MS.
Until that instant her illness had been secret from me. I recognized at some level that her words were not a simple moment of revel ...more
I Live in Denver, so enjoyed the Boulder/CO setting. He writes too much and too long, but I do look forward to listening to another abridged audio of one of his novels.
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
Dr. Alan Gregory serves up another portion of a mixed bag of family sorrow, challenged by personal circumstance and vengeful villains. this book was pretty grim, with one sadness and injustice after another. Likable characters undergo horrid losses...and the bad news just keeps coming. In spite of the depressing circumstances, it was still a most enjoyable read.
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