White has a way of building suspense that just makes you NEED, not want, to turn the page. At times in his previous novels, the action was so over-the-top as to not be believable. In this novel, though, the action never stops, and the scenarios so believable, that the pages almost seem to turn themselves.
An ok thriller about a vendetta that results in the bombing deaths of several people. Psychological thrillers are one of my favorite genres, but this one just didn't pack the punch that others written by Coben or Koontz have.
I have enjoyed all of Stephen White's books, but some more than others. Cold Case left me mostly cold, and though The Program was a great thriller I missed Alan Gregory and his wife Lauren. Warning Signs is a welcome return to the style of the earlier books in the Alan Gregory series.
The politically-savvy district attorney is found beaten to death, and Sam Purdy's partner Lucy is a suspect. Though the physical evidence makes a strong case that she is guilty, Sam works unofficially to prove that she is not. Meanwhile, Alan has a new patient with an alarming tale to tell. As he learns more, Alan suspects that her patient's story may be related to the murder that Sam is investigating. However, (as usual), Alan is torn between his professional oath of confidentiality and taking action to protect the innocent.
Parts of the story are far fetched, but White keeps up the suspense and there are a few surprising twists in the story. Reading a book about Alan and Lauren is like visiting a couple of old friends... though friends better kept at a distance since those close to them seem to wind up dead a lot! This book is a must for any fan of the series.
Sometimes the warning signs come too late...An edge-of-your-seat thriller. As the minutes tick down, Warnng Sings explodes into a gripping story of crime and punishment, tragedy and retribution---and of human beings caught in the shattering cross fire of forces beyond their control...forces sometimes within themselves.