Book Reviews of Private Practices

Private Practices
Private Practices
Author: Stephen White
ISBN-13: 9780670846733
ISBN-10: 0670846732
Publication Date: 1/1/1993
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 5 ratings
Publisher: Viking Adult
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
All of these books revolving around a psychotherapist in Denver in an excellent mystery series. Not a cozy series, more suspense.
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Helpful Score: 3
There sure was quite a lot going on in this book, but White managed to tie it all together at the end. It was quite the bombshell that I expected halfway through, but it was solid and explained everything. The good doctor's frantic personal life shared center stage with the murders and provided a welcome and on-going diversion from the mystery plot. Overall, a very good read.
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Helpful Score: 2
This is a great book that kept me guessing until the end. This is a complex story that is enjoyable on many levels.
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An estranged husband kills his wife in her psycologist office. She was scheduled to be a grand jury witness. That night another witness is killed or did he commit suicide. What connection do these events have? Very good story with many twists.
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Helpful Score: 1
Good murder mystery -- it leaves you guessing who the killer is right up to the end.
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Very suspenseful. Hard to put down
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Clinical psychologists experience a mass murder in their office, and that's just the beginning. The suspect ist includes a virtual who's who list of their community. Mystery continues to the very end!
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This is one of those books that was hard for me to put down. Lots of mystery and suspense. The main character, Dr. Alan Gregory, psychologist, is caught in the middle of a series of murders and as if that isn't enough, at the same time, he's caught in between his soon to be ex-wife and current girlfriend. Never taking himself too seriously, and always with a quick, witty retort, he barely gets through one horror, when he's flung into the middle of another. Good Read!!
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Good book. Nice twist in story.
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Murder and psychological suspense. Stephen White is one of my favorite authors.
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good one!
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Dr. Alan Gregory's psychologist practice is flagging through no fault of his own so in between patients he is consulting for the local coroner's office investigating suspicious deaths. His girlfriend Lauren Croder, assistant DA is involved in a high profile grand jury case whose primary witnesses are dropping like flies and Alan Gregory seems to be on scene at each death. Several prominent citizens are entrapped in the conspiracy and somehow Dr. Gregory's patients are involved in this and he is the lynch pin.

Begins strong and exciting and then starts lagging with too much talk of Dr. Gregory's marital problems. His soon-to-be ex-wife is a manipulative bitch and Lauren is sort of wishy-washy. I enjoyed the many cojoined mysteries but your seriously had to be a rocket scientist to figure out this tangle. Definitely kept me guessing and turning pages.
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Why have two witnesses scheduled to appear before a local grand jury died violently just prior to giving their testimony? That's what Detective Sam Purdy, thrust into an uneasy partnership with Dr. Alan Gregory, wants to know. From the first pages of the novel, when Gregory's office is invaded by a homicidal husband seeking revenge on his wife for her decision to divorce him, until Private Pratices' powerful climax. Purdy and Gregory strive to make sense of the pieces of an increasingly complex puzzle. In these Rocky Mountains nothing is quite as it seems.
A pivotal character is one of Dr. Gregory's patients, seventeen-year-old Randy Navens. He has been in psychotherapy since he survived a plane crash that claimed the lives of his parents and his sister. Now he is living with his aunt and uncle, and is haunted by nightmares and suicidal impulses. The unique course of his treatment takes Alan Gregory on a quest that soon ensnarles both doctor and patient in a dangeous web that threatens both their lives.
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Loved the book. Keeps you interested up until the very end. Highly recommend.
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While I absolutely love his books, I didn't think this was one of his best. Thought the plot was a little diluted with too many characters and an ending that felt forced in order to tie them all together. If you've never read him before, start with a different one and you won't be disappointed.
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One in the Dr. Alan Gregory series!!
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Not one of his best books
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Absorbing - almost made me late for work.
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Another exciting Dr.Alan Gregory, psychologist, tale of a killer, and estranged wife and a girl friend. The read is quick paced and well worth your time!
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This book was interesting, but confused me about who all the characters were ...
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Excellent murder story set in the snowy wilderness of Colorado
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Another novel in the series featuring Dr. Alan Gregory. His exwife is back in the picture. But what about the love in his life, Lauren? Who will he choose. Meantime, Alan has a teen patient who is either victim or savage killer.
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This book grabbed my attention and I found it difficult to put down.
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What a wonderful, compelling plot. It is complex and is so well detailed it kept me reading and I had a difficult time putting it down. The characters are well defined, there is humor and suspense. This just a wonderful read. This is the second book I have read by White and I am hooked. I hope he continues with his wonderful writing.
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Very good read.
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Good book, easy reading. Keeps your attention!
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A madman pushes into psychologist Alan Gregory's office, his pistol against a young woman's head. He demands his wife, Claire. She's in the next office, in session with Gregory's partner, Diane Estevez. The cops save Diane, but not Claire or the hostage.
Claire was to testify before a grand jury. Curiously, another witness in the same case dies, also in front of Gregory. Sam Purdy, a detective with the Boulder police, figures Gregory may be able to help with the case.
But Gregory himself needs help. With his own life at risk, he and Diane ransack their files for clues. In this race for truth, life itself is the prize!
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