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Charles Atkinson

Charles Atkinson Greensboro, NC, United States Member Since 2005

Big mystery lover here! The picture is of my father who is suffering with dementia and my youngest daughter on her wedding day.

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  • "A book worthy of the series..."

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    It's safe to say this is not my favorite in the Will Trent series, but by no means do I regret this purchase. Few writers have the skill to create characters so engrossing you feel like they are family. Two other great authors who happen to be my favorites, James Lee Burke and Jo Nesbo, share Slaughter's remarkable gift of story telling. But I can't imagine knowing anyone like Dave Robicheaux, Clete Purcell or Harry Hole.

    Will Trent and the whole cast of characters in this series are complex and intriguing. I just don't tire of listening. Continuing on my baseball analogy, Broken is another double.
    Criminal= home run
    Unseen= home run
    Triptych= home run
    Undone= double
    Fallen= sacrifice fly

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    Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
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    When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case.

    Kara says: "SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!"
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    "Corny!!"

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    If you listen to this book you will know why I said it is corny! and it really is. Not only that, it is terrible. I agree with the previous review, that it is disjointed. It is also not really a medical mystery, although characters are MD's. Also a forced romantic part and a silly politcal angle. I can't believe Palmer wrote this.

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K. Allenby Grimsby, UK 02-01-14 Member Since 2014
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  • "A great listen"

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would definitely recommend this audiobook and have. My reason being, that it is a high quality recording of a fun, action-packed story.


    What about Jeffrey Kafer’s performance did you like?

    Jeffery Kafer does a great job bringing these characters to life, the inflections in his voice work really well. I had never listened to an audio book before and now, thanks to a great story and a fantastic job by Kafer, I wonder what ever took me so long. I look forward to listening to more.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, I couldn't turn it off until the end, it had me transfixed.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was my introduction to Jeremy Robinson and I am so glad for it as he is a great, fun writer. I would urge people to read/listen to the 3 Chess Team books before listening to this as it does follow on, but, it can also be enjoyed as a stand alone. It has all the action that you expect to find from these 2 authors, great characters, great storyline - it makes you want to keep reading even after the last page.

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    Callsign: King, Book I: A Jack Sigler - Chess Team Novella

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Jeremy Robinson, Sean Ellis
    • Narrated By Jeffrey Kafer
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    The fabled Elephant Graveyard has been discovered. It contains enough ivory to make Ethiopia a wealthy nation. But the cave contains more than physical riches - it also holds the means to control the world. Fifteen scientists enter the cave. Only one leaves.

    K. Allenby says: "A great listen"

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  • 4.3 (76 ratings)

    Temporary Perfections: Guido Guerrieri Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Gianrico Carofiglio
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
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    Manuela, the daughter of a wealthy couple from Bari, disappeared without trace months before and the police have closed their investigation, to the parents' despair. Counsellor Guerrieri reluctantly takes on an unusual assignment: to seek new evidence to force the police to reopen the case. A job more suitable to a private detective but a job that leads him to Nadia, a former client, a fascinating woman with an ambiguous past and to the tempting Caterina, Manuela's best friend, exquisitely too young for the jaded Guerrieri...

    Mrs says: "Plodding and more plodding with added self doubt."
  • 4.4 (43 ratings)

    Slash and Burn: The Dr. Siri Investigations, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Colin Cotterill
    • Narrated By Clive Chafer
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    Dr. Siri might finally be allowed to retire (again). Although he loves his two morgue assistants, he’s tired of being Laos’ national coroner - a job he never wanted in the first place. Plus, he’s pushing 80 and wants to spend some time with his wife before his untimely death, which has been predicted by the local transvestite fortune teller. But retirement is not in the cards for Dr. Siri after all. He’s dragged into one last job for the Lao government: supervising an excavation for the remains of a US fighter pilot....

    Suzanne says: "This Series Hasn't Become Repetitive or Tired"
  • 4.3 (32 ratings)

    Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
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    (29)
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    Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known. But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.

    wanda says: "Good story, lousy performance"
  • 4.5 (20 ratings)

    Prescribed Danger: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Working in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch has seen it all - most of it at 2:00 a.m. But when an interracial couple is rushed in, beaten and bloodied by a mysterious hate group, the patients show signs of a fast-acting pulmonary infection Rhea has never seen before. Within hours, it proves fatal. Soon, more victims are rushed in, and an epidemic has Dawkins County in an icy grip of terror. As the puzzling illness claims more lives by the hour, Rhea begins to draw some startling conclusions about the nature of the illness...and about its connections to the military.

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  • 4.4 (17 ratings)

    Crooked House (Dramatised)

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 46 mins)
    • By Agatha Christie
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    With World War II at an end, Charles Hayward is finally free to marry the woman he loves, Sophia Leonides. However, she refuses - the unexplained death of her grandfather, wealthy businessman Aristide Leonides, draws her back to the suffocating environment of her family home. Charles follows, but his arrival coincides with the discovery that Aristide’s death was murder. The ensuing investigation drags Charles into the dark heart of the family, and its deadly secrets and dangers.

    Suzzanne says: "Loved it!"
  • 4.3 (15 ratings)

    The Silver Swan

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Benjamin Black
    • Narrated By Timothy Dalton
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    Time has moved on for Quirke, the world-weary pathologist first encountered in Christine Falls. It is the middle of the 1950s, that low, dishonourable decade; a woman he loved has died, a man he once admired is dying, while the daughter he for so long denied is still finding it hard to accept him as her father. When an old acquaintance approaches him about his wife's apparent suicide, Quirke recognizes trouble but, as always, trouble is something he cannot resist.

    Yuefang says: "Wow the narrator did his best"
  • 4.3 (14 ratings)

    The Burning Wire: Lincoln Rhyme Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Jeffery Deaver
    • Narrated By Dennis Boutsikaris
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    New York is being held to ransom. Manhattan's electricity grid has been the victim of a horrific attack... and more are planned. While the FBI tries to determine who's behind the carnage, Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs race to decode the forensics and prevent the next assault. But all is not what it seems, and Lincoln Rhyme soon finds he's up against a merciless killer with a unique weapon - one that can be found in everyone's home and office....

  • 4.5 (14 ratings)

    Grave Concerns: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
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    Dr. Rhea Lynch is deputized as special assistant deputy coroner when the full-time coroner is shot. The shooter, a young man, claims that his sister has been abducted; Rhea believes him and attempts to help find the truth. A bizarre chain of events follows that embroils the doctor in a mystery that puts her own life at risk.

    Amazon Customer says: "Not as good as her first three in the series"
  • Transhuman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

  • Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    (12)
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    (11)
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    (10)

    Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Alex Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.

    Laura says: "This book came out in 2003"
  • Cell

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Robin Cook
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (193)
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    (175)
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    (172)

    George Wilson, M.D., a radiology resident in Los Angeles, is about to enter a profession on the brink of an enormous paradigm shift, foreshadowing a vastly different role for doctors everywhere. The smartphone is poised to take on a new role in medicine, no longer as a mere medical app but rather as a fully customizable personal physician capable of diagnosing and treating even better than the real thing. It is called iDoc. George's initial collision with this incredible innovation is devastating.

    DebaDeb says: "There's an app for that!"
  • Resistant

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs)
    • By Michael Palmer
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
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    They fight without conscience or remorse. Their only job is to kill. They are the most ruthless enemy we have ever faced. And they are one millionth our size. When Dr. Lou Welcome fills in last minute for his boss at a national conference in Atlanta he brings along his best friend, Cap Duncan. But an accident turns tragic when Cap injures his leg while running. Surgeons manage to save the leg, but the open wound is the perfect breeding ground for a deadly microbial invader committed to eating Cap alive from the inside out.

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  • Hidden: A Bone Secrets Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Kendra Elliot
    • Narrated By Kate Rudd
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    (416)
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    (370)
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    (370)

    Eleven years ago, the Co-Ed Slayer murdered nine female college students on the Oregon State University campus. Lacey Campbell barely survived his attack, but he killed her best friend, Suzanne, whose body was never found. Now a forensic odontologist analyzing teeth and bones for the state medical examiner, Lacey is devastated when she identifies Suzanne’s remains at a crime scene. She finds comfort in the arms of ex-cop Jack Harper, and sparks fly between them.

    English Teach says: "Okay"
  • Delayed Diagnosis: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    Overall
    (32)
    Performance
    (29)
    Story
    (29)

    Dr. Rhea Lynch left a suffocating life in Charleston to practice medicine in the ER of a small South Carolina Hospital. Now, Dawkins County is her home, a place that holds the only real family she's ever known. But when she returns from vacation, Rhea is shocked to discover that her best friend, Marisa, is near death and unable to communicate. The official diagnosis: a paralyzing stroke. Despite the family's attempts to keep her away, Rhea is determined to make her own diagnosis.

    wanda says: "Good story, lousy performance"
  • When the Bough Breaks: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (267)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (226)

    Dr. Morton Handler practiced a strange brand of psychiatry. Among his specialties were fraud, extortion, and sexual manipulation. Handler paid for his sins when he was brutally murdered in his luxurious Pacific Palisades apartment. The police have no leads, but they do have one possible witness: seven-year-old Melody Quinn.

    Leigh says: "Enjoyable...."
  • Prescribed Danger: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    Working in the ER of a small South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch has seen it all - most of it at 2:00 a.m. But when an interracial couple is rushed in, beaten and bloodied by a mysterious hate group, the patients show signs of a fast-acting pulmonary infection Rhea has never seen before. Within hours, it proves fatal. Soon, more victims are rushed in, and an epidemic has Dawkins County in an icy grip of terror. As the puzzling illness claims more lives by the hour, Rhea begins to draw some startling conclusions about the nature of the illness...and about its connections to the military.

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  • Doing Harm

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Kelly Parsons
    • Narrated By Robert Petkoff
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    Chief resident Steve Mitchell is the quintessential surgeon: ambitious, intelligent, confident. Charged with molding a group of medical trainees into doctors, and in line for a coveted job, Steve's future is bright. But then a patient mysteriously dies, and it quickly becomes clear that a killer is on the loose in his hospital. A killer set on playing a deadly game with Steve. A killer holding information that could ruin his career and marriage. Now, alone and under a cloud of suspicion, Steve must discover a way to outsmart his opponent and save the killer's next victim before the cycle repeats itself again and again….

    althea says: "just not good....."
  • The Bird That Did Not Sing: A DCI Lorimer novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Alex Gray
    • Narrated By Joe Dunlop
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
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    (5)
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    (5)

    2014: The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow and security is extra tight, particularly after a mysterious bomb explodes in nearby rural Stirlingshire. As the opening ceremony for the Games draws ever closer, the police desperately seek the culprits. But Detective Superintendent Lorimer has other concerns on his mind. One is a beautiful red-haired woman from his past whose husband dies suddenly on his watch.

  • Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Karin Slaughter
    • Narrated By Natalie Ross
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (858)
    Performance
    (563)
    Story
    (562)

    When the body of a young woman is discovered deep beneath the icy waters of Lake Grant, a note left under a rock by the shore points to suicide. But within minutes, it becomes clear that this is no suicide. It's a brutal, cold-blooded murder. All too soon former Grant County medical examiner Sara Linton - home for Thanksgiving after a long absence - finds herself unwittingly drawn into the case.

    Kara says: "SERIES IN WRONG ORDER!!!!!!"
  • Deadly Remedy: Rhea Lynch, M.D., Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Gwen Hunter
    • Narrated By Carol Hendrickson
    Overall
    (11)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (11)

    As a physician in the ER of a rural South Carolina hospital, Dr. Rhea Lynch is a dedicated healer, a woman of science, and to some degree, a skeptic. But her most fundamental beliefs are put to the test with the arrival of a traveling faith healer, whose "cures" produce some baffling mysteries: a young quadriplegic woman can suddenly move her arms; a chronic pain sufferer begins to dance again. Events go from bizarre to deadly with the arrival of a gravely injured but violent young woman determined to practice a dark, deadly magic.

  • Transhuman

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ben Bova
    • Narrated By Stefan Rudnicki
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (1)

    Luke Abramson, a brilliant cellular biologist who is battling lung cancer, has one joy in life: his 10-year-old granddaughter, Angela. When Angela is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor and given less than six months to live, Luke wants to try a new enzyme, Mortality Factor 4 (MORF4), that he believes will kill Angela's tumor. However, the hospital bureaucracy won't let him do it because MORF4 has not yet been approved by the FDA. Knowing Angela will die before he can get the treatment approved, Luke abducts her from the hospital with plans to take her to a private research laboratory in Oregon.

  • Bloody Women

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Helen Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Reanne Farley
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    Returning to Scotland to organise her wedding, Catriona is overcome with the jitters. She decides to tie up loose ends before settling permanently in Tuscany, and seeks out her ex-boyfriends. Only problem is, they all end up dead and Catriona is the prime suspect.

  • The Stone Wife: A Peter Diamond Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Peter Lovesey
    • Narrated By Michael Tudor Barnes
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Just as the bidding gets exciting in a Bath auction house, three armed men stage a hold-up and attempt to steal Lot 129, a medieval carving of the Wife of Bath. The highest bidder, appalled to have the prize snatched away, tries to stop them and is shot dead. Peter Diamond, head of the murder squad, soon finds himself sharing an office with the stone wife - until he is ejected. To his extreme annoyance the lump of stone appears to exert a malign influence over him and his investigation.

  • Dead Cold: Chief Inspector Gamache, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Louise Penny
    • Narrated By Adam Sims
    Overall
    (1)
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    (1)
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    (1)

    Winter in Three Pines, and the sleepy village is carpeted in snow. It's a time of peace and goodwill - until a scream pierces the biting air. A spectator at the annual Boxing Day curling match has been fatally electrocuted. Despite the large crowd, there are no witnesses and - apparently - no clues. Chief Inspector Armand Gamache discovers a history of secrets and enemies in the dead woman's past.

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  • The Autism War: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Louis Conte
    • Narrated By Paul Christy
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    Tony Colletti, a good suburban cop and father of a child with autism, finds himself drawn into the controversy over the apparent but rarely acknowledged connection between childhood vaccines and autism. His quest to uncover the truth forces him to risk all he holds dear while confronting corrupt government officials, the powerful pharmaceutical industry, and disturbing elements of his own past. Even while holding down his job and dealing with family crises, Colletti spearheads the drive to contend with industrial espionage, Russian gangsters, and sexual predators.

  • A Single Breath

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Lucy Clarke
    • Narrated By Noreen Leighton, Stephen Perring
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    When Eva's husband Jackson tragically drowns, she longs to meet his estranged family. The journey takes her to Jackson's brother's doorstep on a remote Tasmanian island. As strange details about her husband's past begin to emerge, memories of the man she married start slipping through her fingers like sand, as everything she ever knew and loved about him is thrown into question. Now she's no longer sure whether it was Jackson she fell in love with - or someone else entirely…

  • Devil's Waltz: An Alex Delaware Novel, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By Alexander Adams
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    Twenty-one-month-old Cassie Jones is bright, energetic, the picture of health. Yet her parents rush her to the emergency room night after night with medical symptoms no doctor can explain. Cassie's parents seem sympathetic and deeply concerned. Her favorite nurse is a model of devotion. Yet when child psychologist Alex Delaware is called in to investigate, instinct tells him that one of them may be a monster.

    Laura says: "This book came out in 2003"