Book Review of The Alienist

The Alienist
The Alienist
Author: Caleb Carr
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I couldn't pick up another book or turn on the television or nap until I finished this book. Not because the mystery itself was so exciting, but because the characters working to solve the mystery were fascinating. (Think about it. Would CSI or Without a Trace be as compelling to watch if we didn't care not only about the mystery of the week, but also about the investigators and detectives solving the mystery?) The narrator, a police reporter telling the story after twenty-five years have passed, and the psychologist with the hidden past, and his secret love, and Sara, determined to be accepted as a woman detective when women were hardly allowed to set foot in police headquarterswhat a group. I'm eager to read the sequel (The Angel of Darkness).