Manner of Death - Dr. Alan Gregory, Bk 7 Author:Stephen White The past resurfaces in ways that are as intimate as they are frightening when Dr. Alan Gregory and Dr. Sawyer Sackett -- a woman he once loved -- are plunged into the private nightmare of a killer who knows about the terrifying power of mind games. — The deaths of six men and women appeared to be bizarre accidents -- until Dr. Alan Gregory discov... more »ered the chilling link. Years before, each was involved in the psychology and psychiatry training program at the University of Colorado. And each was the victim of an ingeniously planned, brilliantly executed murder. Now, only two alumni survive: Dr. Gregory and Dr. Sawyer Sackett, a woman he once loved. And as the past resurfaces in ways as intimate as they are terrifying, Alan and Sawyer are plunged into the private nightmare of a killer who knows about the terrifying power of mind games...« less
Manner of Death is an excellent example of why I love mystery/thrillers. The manner in which the killer murdered his victims was so well-planned and contrived to look like accidents, that the authorities never suspected that there was a connection to their deaths. But when Dr. Alan Gregory's name came up on the list of possible targets, he had a warning from two former FBI agents that he was going to be next. Now, while Dr. Gregory is probably a very good psychiatrist, he could never be accused of being a crime fighter, however, he does manage to stay alive by his wit and a lot of luck!
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Another solid entry in the Alan Gregory series. I admit Dr. Gregory often gets on my nerves, but White is such a good writer and his plots so well constructed, I usually read his novels in a few huge gulps. This was no exception. I stayed up far too late reading. Also, White has a wonderful sense of place, which adds to the pleasure of reading his books.
Exciting Alan Gregory book. He is a psychologist in Boulder, Colorado and has interesting conflicts with revealing information to authorities and maintaining confidentiality. In this one he discovers a chilling link between accidental deaths years ago. If you like Stephen White, you'll love this~
I didn't enjoy this as much as other Stephen White novels revolving around Dr. Alan Gregory. He always came across as a strong person but in this one he's needy and impulsive which IMHO is so at odds with how he has been portrayed. Maybe it's just me but I found it disturbing that even now, long married to Lauren Crowder, he still has convoluted thoughts, feelings and stupid ideas of a previous girlfriend - who dumped him with no explanation.
In another vein, I did like the psychological mystery. It was interesting to see Alan and Sawyer talk out their residency days and come up with suspects. I enjoyed the suspense and the mishaps perpetuated against Alan, Lauren and Sawyer. It was great psychological warfare. Very well done.