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Privileged Information (Dr. Alan Gregory, Bk 1)
Privileged Information - Dr. Alan Gregory, Bk 1 Author:Stephen White A successful psychologist in Boulder, Colorado, Alan Gregory has a bright future -- until police find one of his female patients dead. In her apartment, they discover a diary describing her sexual obsession with Gregory and his willing involvement. Obligated to keep his patient records confidential -- even from the police -- Alan faces disgrace ... more »and ruin unless he reveals what he knows about her fantasies and his own innocence.
But when more of his patients die and Alan becomes the prime suspect, he is desperate to clear his name. Unable to turn to anyone for help, he begins the painful search for the explanation on his own -- and soon discovers the terrible truth. Now, only he knows how to stop the killing...if he doesn't wind up dead himself.« less
I have read all of Stephen White's novels and enjoyed them immensely. In Priviledged Information we are introduced to Alan Gregory who is a very interesting character. This book is a real thriller and very suspenseful. I could not put it down, like all of White's books. I find his books every bit as good as Jonathan Kellerman's. Perhaps more so as Alan Gregory's relationships with others are explored more deeply than Alex Delaware's.
BJ B. reviewed Privileged Information (Dr. Alan Gregory, Bk 1) on
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Well read and not bad for a first book. White gets a little OCD about the concept of privilege as it pertains to psychologist/patient relationships. My assumption while listening to it was that White was still a practicing psychologist at the time and was therefore assuming that his patients might read his book. Don't know if this is true, but it seems a little self-conscious. Nonetheless, to really appreciate this series you need to start at the beginning, which is this book. He gets better and better--more relaxed in his writing. So, this is a must read/listen.
This was the first book by White that I have read and I was not disappointed. The story moved at a decent pace and had some suspense. I was a little bothered with so much of the focus being on the confidentiality it became repetitive. White does an excellent job developing all of his characters. A very good read. I can't wait to start Private Practices the next in the series.