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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. 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 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy preventing her from revealing the truth or helping her hide itA startling All Night Long (Nannies, portrayal of what it s like to have dementia and what it s like for those trying to care for a

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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. 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 character Jennifer s caretaker children and the murdered friend Amanda but mainly from Jennifer s POV skipping around in time but also skipping around from good memory day to hardly memory at all It sounds good rightThe ending was kind of a letdown spoilers ahead I didn t get enough of these friends relationship so when you find out that Amanda knew about Jennifer s husband stealing money meh I didn t care that much And when you find out that Amanda was hassling Jennifer about the money I still didn t care much And I started to feel like Amanda was a jerk Because Jennifer s husband is dead and Jennifer has Alzheimer s I mean seriously what do you expect her to do Amanda Anyway Jennifer s daughter Fiona goes to chat with Amanda to tell her to back off and Amanda gets all preachy with her too So now I m like Bitch get over it Fiona feels like that too because she shoves her knocking her down and killing her Okay that isn t good So now I feel like okay let s punish Fiona somewhat I mean she did kill somebody even if she was annoying But the detective having now discovered the truth decides eh nothing s fixing Amanda s dead situation and all so let s just drop the case Um she was kind of all over Jennifer when she suspected her but now that she knows it s Fiona s fault we drop the case I know she s sweet to her mom and all but umthat s wrong Hello Can we see this is wrong I m so confused What is this book There s not enough conflict and character and relationship building to be a dramatic novel The conflict that is thrown in there the money felt half assed The whodunit element felt like um I don t care because nothing was properly built up enough And now I hate Amanda Fiona and that detective I don t like walking away from a book hating nearly everybody Including Powell s Bleh Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya patience and a Twisted 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. 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 The Exploration of the Male Anatomy 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 character Jennifer s caretaker children and the murdered friend Amanda but mainly from Jennifer s POV skipping around in time but also skipping around from good memory day to hardly memory at all It sounds good rightThe ending was kind of a letdown spoilers ahead I didn t get enough of these friends relationship so when you find out that Amanda knew about Jennifer s husband stealing money meh I didn t care that much And when you find out that Amanda was hassling Jennifer about the money I still didn t care much And I started to feel like Amanda was a jerk Because Jennifer s husband is dead and Jennifer has Alzheimer s I mean seriously what do you expect her to do Amanda Anyway Jennifer s daughter Fiona goes to chat with Amanda to tell her to back off and Amanda gets all All Night Long (Nannies, punish Fiona somewhat I mean she did kill somebody even if she was annoying But the detective having now discovered the truth decides eh nothing s fixing Amanda s dead situation and all so let s just drop the case Um she was kind of all over Jennifer when she suspected her but now that she knows it s Fiona s fault we drop the case I know she s sweet to her mom and all but umthat s wrong Hello Can we see this is wrong I m so confused What is this book There s not enough conflict and character and relationship building to be a dramatic novel The conflict that is thrown in there the money felt half assed The whodunit element felt like um I don t care because nothing was

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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. 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 really good story with a mystery I can t begin to understand how this author got so into the head of someone with dementia I have dealt with this in my life and it is always surprising Every day is different for the person with this disease Definitely recommend Haute Chinese Cuisine from the Kitchen of Wakiya prime suspect and she herself doesn’t know whether she did it Told in White’s own voice fractured and elouent a Twisted picture emerges of the surprisingly intimate complex alliance between these life long friends two The Exploration of the Male Anatomy proud forceful women who were at times each other’s most formidable adversaries As the investigation into the murder. Another really good book Could not All Night Long (Nannies, 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 really good story with a mystery I can t begin to understand how this author got so into the head of someone with dementia I have dealt with this in my life and it is always surprising Every day is different for the


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 ha

  2. says:

    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 A

  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 y

  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 really good story with a mystery I can't begin to understand how this author got so into the head of someon

  5. says:

    Interesting premise but ultimately over hyped Grim throughout with no glimmer of anything The twist was surprising

  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 wr

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    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

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    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 li

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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

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    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