Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind - Alice LaPlante

Dementia, or Alzheimer’s disease depending on the diagnosis, is threatening and horrific. Nothing is ever certain. With that in mind, imagine that you may have killed your best friend and don't remember why. This is the dilemma that Dr. Jennifer White finds herself in. Recently diagnosed with dementia, we come to love her, and her prodigal daughter, and root for her lost son while looking for ways to acquit her. Surely, she could not have done this horrible thing. Someone with great surgical skill (she is a renowned orthopedic surgeon) cut off the fingers of the victim. There is no evidence, but Detective Luton believes Jennifer is guilty. As the dementia worsens, the picture falls together slowly and never fails to hold the readers attention.


A wonderful book. Well told. Sensitively written. Excellent thriller.