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Deepens and White’s relationships with her live in caretaker and two grown children intensify a chilling uestion lingers is White’s shattered memory preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her hide itA startling portrait of a disintegrating mind clinging to reality through anger frustration shame and unspeakable loss Turn of Mind examines the deception and frailty of memory and how it defines our very existenc. Turn of Mind was marked as a Staff Pick at fountainbkstore so I thoroughly expected to adore this novel I was not disappointedAs a mystery this book has a uniue twist Not only is the reader puzzling out who dunnit but the main suspect also wonders whether or not she is guilty of a particularly heinous crime The suspect Dr Jennifer White is suffering from dementia The entire story is told from her muddled perspectivesThe narration is heart wrenching particularly for the reader that has watched someone succumb to such cruelty The confusion mood swings frustration despair annoyances and anger typical symptoms of Alzheimer s portrayed in this book allow a glimpse inside the mind of a dementia sufferer Often I found myself weeping sometimes for Dr White freuently for her family and friends There were times that I laughed out loud but felt guilty about it This would have made for a great book however Ms LaPlante was clearly not satisfied with great thus weaving in a mystery that as a reader I really didn t want to solve This is only book I have EVER read with the hope of NOT finding out who dunnit Much like driving by an accident you don t WANT to look you don t WANT to know butyou kinda have toI highly recommend this book to all of my fellow readers particularly if you are in the mood for something different Devoted to Drew you don t WANT to look Marriage by Deception you are in the mood for something different

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Turn of Mind

A New York Times bestseller Turn of Mind is a literary thriller about a retired orthopedic surgeon suffering from dementia and accused of killing her best friend With unmatched patience and a pulsating intensity Alice LaPlante's debut novel brings us deep into a brilliant woman’s deteriorating mind where the impossibility of recognizing reality can be both a blessing and a curseWhen the book opens Dr Jennifer White’s best. 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 through her changing brain There is a central mystery a murder and all the various personalities and plot points are revealed but in completely non traditional ways through the fragmented thoughts and words of this deteriorating person struggling to maintain herself and her worldThe mystery is not as important as the portrait of the person and the illness what Alzheimers and other dementias do to the person the personality Having worked with many people with dememtia over the years the portrait presented by LaPlant seems to capture the essence of what I ve observed well At the same time she captures the struggle of people around the doctor those who love her those trying to help those who really don t care once again all through the doctor s eyes I guess I ll wonder how close LaPlante has come to how those patients have viewed meHighly recommended Secret Agent Minister and Deadly Texas Rose years the portrait presented by LaPlant seems to capture the essence of what I ve observed well At the same time she captures the struggle of people around the doctor those who love her those trying to help those who really don t care once again all through the doctor s eyes I guess I ll wonder how close LaPlante has come to how those patients have viewed meHighly recommended

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Friend Amanda has been killed and four fingers surgically removed from her hand Dr White is the prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it Told in White’s own voice fractured and elouent a picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate complex alliance between these life long friends two proud forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries As the investigation into the murder. 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 uite interested in the whodunit part of the plot for the first half or so of the book but the relentless deterioration of the main character made that seem unimportant by the time the murderer was revealedupdate Oct 4 2014 check out Elizabeth is Missing for a novel with a somewhat similar storyline executed in a much satisfying way


10 thoughts on “Turn of Mind

  1. says:

    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 wom

  2. says:

    This novel chooses an unusual perspective for its narrator and in my view accomplishes it well Dr Jennifer White is a retired orthop

  3. says:

    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

  4. says:

    Another really good book Could not put it down I was not sure about the book at the beginning The writing style is very different and it's told through the voice of the patient with dementia and through her notebooks she keeps to help herself remember things But I got used to it and read this book in 3 days very uickly for me It was a reall

  5. says:

    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 uite interested in the whodunit part of the plot for the first half or so of the book but the relentless deterioration of the main character made that se

  6. says:

    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 Alzh

  7. says:

    Turn of Mind was marked as a Staff Pick at fountainbkstore so I thoroughly expected to adore this novel I was not

  8. says:

    I won this book from a GoodReads first read contest and the subject intrigued meso as soon as I received it I started to read it The first thing that threw me off was the style of writingit's a line or two then a space then another line or two And anytime the person is thinking the thoughts are written in italicswhich seems easy to follow but sometimes I found myself bored with having to switch voices so oft

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    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 a novel unsatisfying

  10. says:

    Dark DiseaseMurder 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 retell it Then there are her lucid momen