Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

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Dr. Jennifer White, a brilliant former surgeon in the early grips of Alzheimer's, is suspected of murdering her best friend, Amanda. Amanda's body was found brutally disfigured — with four of her fingers cut off in a precise, surgical manner. As the police pursue their investigation and Jennifer searches her own mind for fractured clues to Amanda's death, a portrait emerges of a complex relationship between two uncompromising, unsentimental women, lifelong friends who were at times each other's most formidable adversaries.

Title : Turn of Mind
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ISBN : 0385669852
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 320 pages


Sue rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2011

This novel chooses an unusual perspective for its narrator and, in my view, accomplishes it well. Dr Jennifer White is a retired orthopedic surgeon, self-retired, apparently, due to self-recognized signs of developing dementia. All the action of the novel is seen through her eyes, filtered throug...

Michelle rated it ★★☆☆☆

December 15, 2011

I was really surprised how much I wasn't blown away by this book. I thought I would be! It's a Powell's choice! It has an interesting premise (a woman with Alzheimer's is the main suspect in the murder of her best friend). The writing was interesting--consisting of some notes from the main charac...

Carol rated it ★★★☆☆

May 15, 2011

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante may just be the talk of the summer. I read it in one sitting, it was that riveting. Sixty-four year old Dr. Jennifer White retires from her orthopedic practice when she discovers she has early on-set Alzheimer’s. When her old friend is found murdered with mutilated...

Karen rated it ★★★☆☆

October 04, 2014

Interesting premise, but ultimately over-hyped. Grim throughout, with no glimmer of anything. The twist was surprising, but overall, I was just glad to be done with this. I was quite interested in the "whodunit" part of the plot for the first half or so of the book, but the relentless deteriorati...

Gale rated it ★★★★★

June 21, 2012

What an incredibly ambitious book. Very brave piece of fiction. Perhaps the craft evident in this book is of little interest to non writers, but what an incredible undertaking to tell a story from the POV of woman succumbing to the ravages of Alzheimer's Disease. The story began in first person,...

Nicole rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 04, 2011

I won this book from a GoodReads first read contest, and the subject intrigued me...so as soon as I received it, I started to read it. The first thing that threw me off was the style of writing...it's a line or two, then a space, then another line or two. And anytime the person is thinking, the t...

Cynthia rated it ★★★★☆

July 29, 2011

Dark Disease Murder is nothing compared with losing yourself which is what is gradually happening to top surgeon Jennifer White as Alzheimer’s drags her under. Her best friend of many years is murdered and she has to keep reliving it each time her son or daughter, her caretaker or detectives retel...

Jeanette rated it ★★☆☆☆

August 28, 2016

I give the author due credit for realistic portrayal of what it's like to have dementia, and what it's like for those trying to care for a person with dementia. As for the story, the delivery is just too random and scattered. When I reached the end, I was left with that "HUH?" feeling that makes...

Marita rated it ★★★★☆

March 01, 2015

Author Alice LaPlante enters the mind of alzheimer sufferer, Dr Jennifer White, and takes us on a terrifying journey. We follow Jennifer as her mind disintegrates, and it is frightening that she retains her intelligence, but that it is her memory that goes. "I listen carefully, I think this is imp...

Julie Christine rated it ★★★★★

September 24, 2011

Dr. Jennifer White is losing her mind. Literally. Her brain's cells and blood vessels are decaying, coating the vibrant organ of her consciousness with clumps of dying and dead tissue. This brilliant woman - an orthopedic surgeon, mother of two grown children, and a recent widow - is losing her m...

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