Saturday, December 10, 2011

Turn of Mind by Alice LaPlante

Dr. Jennifer White is the prime suspect for the murder of her best friend, Amanda, who lived three doors down from the White's Chicago residence. Jennifer herself has dementia and cannot remember what happened. She had been a top notch orthopedic surgeon, but was forced to retire at 64 because of her mental illness. Alice LaPlante wisely chose first person to narrate this account, locking the reader inside of a deteriorating mind. Towards the end, Jennifer switches to second person as she gets more removed from her surroundings and from language itself. It is both a compelling character study as well as a mystery novel.

I listened to a Brilliance Audio production [10 hours] read by Jean Reed Bahle that kept me so enthralled I took extra-long walks with my dog.

4 comments:

Claire at Latitude said...

How did the dog feel about this? Equally enthralled, or a little puzzled?

Lindy said...

Nenette doesn't get to hear the audiobooks while we walk because I wear headphones. She is busy checking pee-mail anyway.

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