Until she realizes … The Program is the deadliest place of all. Stephen White continues to be my favorite Colorado author. There seemed to be too many side characters, and the relationships between them were a little fuzzy. I look forward to reading more of Stephen White's work and seeing what else Alan Gregory gets up to. Highly ethical but more so inquisitive and analytical.
Her beauty, her brains, her bravery - all are public property. Gregory is in New York City, to be near his new step-child, Jason, the son of neighbor, Adrienne, who was killed in a terrorist bombing in Israel. And then there's the matter of Alan's marriage. That's what Detective Sam Purdy, thrust into an uneasy partnership with Dr. Alan Gregory Series, Book 20.
The question of the inviolability of confidential disclosures made to Gregory by his patients - privileged information - becomes crucial as the psychologist pursues an unsettling romance with Lauren Crowder, a lovely deputy district attorney investigating one of the deaths. Now he is living with his aunt and uncle, and is haunted by nightmares and suicidal impulses. He writes like a woman, analyzing all relationships and interactions. Devastating fires are threatening Boulder. In the beginning of Dead Time his protagonist, Alan Gregory, has added a new son to his family and his wife travels to the Netherlands to locate a daughter she gave up for adoption. It's well written for the most part.
Story line and intrigue grabbed me from the get go on this one and all the clues and missteps along the way just continued to build up to finially finding out the who what when why and where. But was it simply a batterer hunting down his wife who had left him? The investigation takes him to California in search of answers relating to an long past hiking trip to the Grand Canyon and a missing woman on that trip. I think they also value marriage, although White is realistic about the stresses and ups and downs that occur in a marriage. It was a fast read. It finally got good and then ended flatly.
Why have two witnesses scheduled to appear before a local grand jury died violently just prior to giving their testimony? Lacking facts but roused by suspicion and troubled by seemingly random acts of terror around him, Gregory starts to fear for the safety of the people he loves. It's a trend that will mean the next book I read by this author will be the last if it continues. As time runs out, he searches for answers and discovers the truth about a family that will stop at nothing to save one of its own. He is also dealing with problems in his marriage and adjusting to family changes. I was able to keep it all straight because I've read 14 of the previous books in the series. The narrative mainly focuses on trying to find the missing surrogate, with the other threads woven in periodically throughout. A boy who is the only survivor of a plane crash that killed his whole family.
There are more of them than I've mentioned here and each relationship brings its own complications. Trained as a clinical psychologist, he received his Ph. Alan Gregory Series Privileged Information This first book in the Dr. One saving grace is that even I haven't read them all. He worked at Universal Studios as a tour guide, as cook and waiter in a restaurant in Berkeley, and as a bar tender in Boulder, Colorado. The investigation takes him to California in search of answers relating to an long past hiking trip to the Grand Canyon and a missing woman on that trip.
Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. No matter, it was great. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. The biggest difference is that there is more humor and action in White's offering and better plotting, character development and depth in Kellerman's books. Alan Gregory series tackles the issue about privileged information between doctor and patient. He and his wife, Lauren, are going through a tough patch.
Sam is on administrative leave--or something--from the police force. Gregory is starting to feel settled, hopeful that a long period of upheaval in his private life is behind him. Clinical psychologist Alan Gregory has been asked to compile a psychological profile of the two girls. That aside, I'm sure this could have been a good book but I personally found the story to be far too complex and convoluted. In a riveting new novel of psychological suspense, Stephen White shines a brilliant light on the darkness that hides just beneath the surface of ordinary lives, on the fears that cripple us and the prisons we create —prisons of the body, mind, and spirit. The setting is always in Boulder, Colorado, where the author has practiced and resided. Unfortunately the story wasn't all that interesting.