Book Reviews of The Best Revenge (Alan Gregory, Bk 11)

The Best Revenge (Alan Gregory, Bk 11)
The Best Revenge - Alan Gregory, Bk 11
Author: Stephen White
ISBN-13: 9780440237426
ISBN-10: 0440237424
Publication Date: 12/2/2003
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 148 ratings
Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Best Revenge (Alan Gregory, Bk 11) on + 186 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 15
I am a major fan of all of Stephen White's mysteries involving Dr. Alan Gregory. This one is late in the series, but his home life plays a minor part so reading it out of order isn't particularly jarring.

I highly recommend this series for mystery lovers.
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Helpful Score: 2
I've enjoyed several books by Stephen White, but this one is the absolute BEST!! There are so many questions, twist, turns -- it's difficult to put the book down. Try it -- bet you will like it!
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Helpful Score: 1
I know this says book 11 of a series, but I was pleased to see that it read like a stand alone book. So, if you have not gotten through this series to this point you can take this one and not suffer any gaping holes without reading the previous 10. I was pleased with the book. It had some very twisted plot portions which is exactly what you are looking for in a crime novel. It was a good read for someone who only occasionally does crime novels or mysteries. There wasn't a ton of procedural junk in this story that sometimes puts readers off that might like the story but aren't interested in the finer points of police or legal mechanics. It frees the reader up for just enjoying the narrative and the story. If you only occasionally do this type of fiction give this a try. If you are an experienced reader of this type of material and a stickler for correct police or legal minutia, go somewhere else.
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Helpful Score: 1
Pretty good - I didn't figure out who the bad guy was at all!
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Helpful Score: 1
I found this story pretty thrilling and there's some seriously twisted stuff that comes from one of the characters. This story held my interest and I blazed through the chapters pretty quickly, my only complaint is that it runs long in some areas. I wasn't interested in the many geography lessons and weather lessons of Colorado, but if you skim over that you will rnjoy the rest of the pace of the story. I will definetely read more of Mr. White's books.
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Alan is drawn into the fray of murder and mayhem through the treatment of several patients. Another good installment by Stephen White.
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Psychologist Alan Gregory is on the verge of a midlife crisis. As he ponders his effectiveness as a therapist, he takes on an interesting new patient: Tom Clone, a former death row inmate who was recently exonerated based on DNA evidence. Unbeknownst to Alan, Tom Clone was referred to him by another of his patients Kendra James, the troubled FBI agent who found the evidence which overturned Clone's conviction.

Tom Clone's transition back to civilian life is made difficult by those who do not believe he is innocent. Tom and Kendra grow cautiously closer, but hidden secrets from Kendra's past come out and ultimately endanger the lives of Tom and Alan.

Although Alan, Sam and Lauren do not figure as prominently in this book as in some of the others in the series, The Best Revenge is in my opinion one of the best entries. The character of Kendra is particularly well developed, and the plot takes a number of unexpected twists and turns. This would be a good book to start with for those new to Stephen White.
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I'm a huge Stphen White fan -- this is another exciting psychologist Alan Gregory mystery
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A page-turner! Really enjoyed it.
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Great Thriller........... great ending...............
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My first Stephen White book and I can't wait to read another.
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Good read!
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Dr Alan Gregory, practiciing psychologist, gets involved with crime solving with the FBI and cops -- and hidden fears, secrets and shadows. Another very good Stephen White read
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Enjoyable read!
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alan gregory book. i like the way white writes.
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I am reading this book right now and it is an excellent mystery.
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another excellent book by Stephen White!! More twists and turns than a country road!
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I love the "Dr. Alan Gregory" series and this is definitely not a disappointment!
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All his books are great.
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I really enjoyed this book as I couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. Good read. I've become a fan of Stephen White's and really enjoy his books.
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I sure didn't figure out how this was going to end! Couldn't put it down.
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pretty good.
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one persons worst fears are anothers -besr revenge
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A very good mystery.
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From the Library Journal
New evidence proves that Tom Clone did not commit murder, but after 13 years in prison, he has developed dark tendencies that psychologist Alan Gregory may not be able to conquer.
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Excellent read for those of you who can't wait to see how it ends.
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slow moving and boring
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This man can write, a thoroughly enjoyable, entertaining great read! and even though I didn't read the whole series, I did not feel left out by not reading all the others first but will get to more of them!
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To the FBI, agent Kelda James is a hero: tough, calm, fearless. To the cops, Tom Clone is a killer: a man who got away with savagely murdering his girlfriend. But to the man who knows them both best, psychologist Alan Gregory, it's not that simple. Because he knows about their hidden fears. About the crime that brought them together. But there are things he doesn't know. Like the secrets they keep. The other players in the shadows. And what's going to happen next. One book in a series of thirteen. Great mystery series.
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Inside the FBI they call her a hero......but even heroes have secrets. Kelda James is tough, calm and fearless.
Tom Clone is a killer who got away with savagely murdering his girlfriend.
But to the man who knows them both best, psychologist Alan Gregory, it's not that simple. He knows about their hidden fears. About the crime that brought them together. But there are things he doesn't know. Like the secrets they keep. The other players in the shadows. And what is going to happen next.........
All of his books are excellant thrillers!
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Tom Clone's stay on death row is over, thanks to new evidence uncovered by Kelda James, a young FBI agent whose efforts on Clone's behalf have not exactly endeared her to her colleagues. Referred by that same agent to psychologist Alan Gregory, Clone is struggling to adapt to life outside prison. But others who believe he got off on a technicality don't agree that the former medical student deserves his freedom, and they will go to any lengths to make sure he's punished accordingly for the crime of which he was once accused. There are some surprising plot twists here, but more interesting is Gregory's midlife crisis and his declining interest in his work: as his partner responds when he voices doubts about his efficacy as a therapist, "Those are the bricks we lay. If you've started hating the bricks, maybe it's time to reconsider being a brick layer." Certainly Gregory gets himself into more sinister and frightening scrapes than most shrinks, and this is one of his strangest cases. The Best Revenge is a solid, well-reasoned thriller, set in the marvelously drawn Colorado landscape the author has made his own, with guest appearances by minor figures familiar to readers of this increasingly popular psychological suspense series.
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To the FBI, agent Kelda James is a hero. To the cops Tom Close is a killer. But to the man who knows them both best, psychologist Alan Gregory, it's not that simple, because he knows about their hidden fears and about the crime that brought them together.
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To the FBI, agent Kelda James is a hero: tough, calm, fearless. To the cops, Tom Clone is a killer: a man who got away with savagely murdering his girlfriend. But to the man who knows them both best, psychologist Alan Gregory, it's not that simple. Because he knows about their hidden fears. About the crime that brought them together. But there are things he doesn't know. Like the secrets they keep. The other players in the shadows. And what is going to happen next...
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Good book, easy reading. Keeps your attention!
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Tom Clone's stay on death row is over, thanks to new evidence uncovered by Kelda James, a young FBI agent whose efforts on Clone's behalf have not exactly endeared her to her colleagues. Referred by that same agent to psychologist Alan Gregory, Clone is struggling to adapt to life outside prison. But others who believe he got off on a technicality don't agree that the former medical student deserves his freedom, and they will go to any lengths to make sure he's punished accordingly for the crime of which he was once accused. There are some surprising plot twists here, but more interesting is Gregory's midlife crisis and his declining interest in his work: as his partner responds when he voices doubts about his efficacy as a therapist, "Those are the bricks we lay. If you've started hating the bricks, maybe it's time to reconsider being a brick layer." Certainly Gregory gets himself into more sinister and frightening scrapes than most shrinks, and this is one of his strangest cases. The Best Revenge is a solid, well-reasoned thriller, set in the marvelously drawn Colorado landscape the author has made his own, with guest appearances by minor figures familiar to readers of this increasingly popular psychological suspense series.