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Missing Persons❮BOOKS❯ ✹ Missing Persons ✯ Author Stephen White – Varanus.us The stakes have just been raised for psychologist Alan Gregory His friend and fellow therapist Hannah Grant has died at the office, mysteriously and suddenly The police are baffled, leaving another ap The stakes have just been raised for psychologist Alan Gregory His friend and fellow therapist Hannah Grant has died at the office, mysteriously and suddenly The police are baffled, leaving another apparent homicide unsolved in Boulder, Colorado Only Alan has the means to decipher Hannah s clues, a quest that will take him to Las Vegas and lead him to question the integrity of those closest to himThe clock is ticking as Alan tracks one of Hannah s most elusive patients has she been kidnapped, or is she a runaway The answers to both cases may be locked in the mind of a patient he has been treating for a schizoid personality disorder In a maze of dilemmas that could cost him his career, or his life, Alan takes a bold risk that will have listeners racing to the stunning conclusion of Missing Persons.

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  1. says:

    I remember reading my first Stephen White book featuring psychiatrist Alan Gregory so many years ago I thought it was excellent, so I decided to pick another of his books now many years later via Audiobooks Missing Persons certainly contains elements that kept me captivated, but I was rather let down by the unravelling of the plot Such a shame Still I think the writing is excellent The author s ability to give genuine and realistic voices to many protagonists was what I liked best The I remember reading my first Stephen White book featuring psychiatrist Alan Gregory so many years ago I thought it was excellent, so I decided to pick another of his books now many years later via Audiobooks Missing Persons certainly contains elements that kept me captivated, but I was rather let down by the unravelling of the plot Such a shame Still I think the writing is excellent The author s ability to give genuine and realistic voices to many protagonists was what I liked best The plot and its denouement was a bit disappointing.I loved Diane s husband, Raoul Now that guy was intriguing When Raoul starts looking for his wife Diane Alan s colleague therapist in Vegas, that s when I got interested in the mystery.The story itself is a bit complex and not entirely spectaculara 2,5 rating , but it is just one weaker episode in a good series with many instalments So I should read someof Stephen White books.Audio version I want to point out that the narration by Dick Hill was excellent


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    A few favorite parts It s not always sunny here But I have to admit that it feels like it s always sunny here Missing Persons, Chapter 16What about food Raoul asked Help yourself to whatever s there, the guy had said.The only food in the Airstream cupboards, it turned out, was a yellow box of cornstarch, a rusty can without a label, and an old margarine tub that was half full of something that resembled ground chiles.The water from the faucet smelled like a rat had peed in it.Raoul ha A few favorite parts It s not always sunny here But I have to admit that it feels like it s always sunny here Missing Persons, Chapter 16What about food Raoul asked Help yourself to whatever s there, the guy had said.The only food in the Airstream cupboards, it turned out, was a yellow box of cornstarch, a rusty can without a label, and an old margarine tub that was half full of something that resembled ground chiles.The water from the faucet smelled like a rat had peed in it.Raoul had decided it was a good day to start a cleansing fast. Missing Persons, Chapter 56 Make My Day Missing Persons, Chapter 73This isn t the best in the series, but it opens a window into my beloved town of Boulder, and in particular, in this instance, the famous case of Jon Benet Ramsey Missing Persons also includes a life changing event in the life of Alan Gregory s co worker, Diane which will play a role in future installments


  3. says:

    When Alan and his work partner Diane discover a fellow therapist dead in her office, they get pulled into the mystery, as one of the dead woman s patients is missing That Alan has a patient that ties in with this missing teen comes as no surprise The issue of therapist patient confidentiality is hammered into the reader, and Alan goes against his own code of ethics to help solve the case Alan s wife makes her usual condescending and wenchy remarks, and is an altogether horrible woman.


  4. says:

    Great book about a missing person But as others go missing we are left wondering how these are linked A real attention getter My 1st book by this author, but I was thoroughly entertained.


  5. says:

    Really excellent entry in the series This mystery went everywhere and I just followed along happily Some crazy coincidences and serendipitous moments and sadly its all over until next book I always enjoy visiting Boulder and these characters and I did learn about schizoid personality I think I better understand some odd work acquaintances.


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    If I could give a half star, this is one of the books where I would choose to do so I d give this 3.5 stars I found this book to be enjoyable It was a good story with enough twists and turns that I didn t figure out whodunit or how it would all end, which made it fun I also really enjoyed all of the insight into Dr Alan Gregory s character, given that the author is a psychologist Being a counsellor myself, it added to the enjoyment The main criticism I have is that the author clearly th If I could give a half star, this is one of the books where I would choose to do so I d give this 3.5 stars I found this book to be enjoyable It was a good story with enough twists and turns that I didn t figure out whodunit or how it would all end, which made it fun I also really enjoyed all of the insight into Dr Alan Gregory s character, given that the author is a psychologist Being a counsellor myself, it added to the enjoyment The main criticism I have is that the author clearly thinks the reader will forget on each page that there is a confidentiality expectation between therapist and patient I could have stood slightly less of that being drilled into me every time there was a thought that Dr Gregory had about the ethics of the situation On the whole, this was a good enough book that I think I will try to go back to the beginning of the series and follow it from there I am curious about whether or not this is a series that got better with age, or is starting down the backside


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    I really liked the first half to 75% of this book But I don t know something happened at the end As other reviewers have noted, characters were introduced without too much development and showing where they were going.A lot of this is built on the Jon Benet Ramsey case a Boulder case but her name is never mentioned.


  8. says:

    Alan discovers the body of a colleague and at the same time another young girl goes missing from Boulder on Christmas Lots of stories intertwine.


  9. says:

    I had read one other book by Stephen White and was not impressed I really enjoyed this book, much better than the first Probably will go back and catch up on the rest of the series.


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    b This Summary Review was copied from other sources and is used only as a reminder of what the book was about for my personal interest Any Personal Notations are for my recollection only. Dr Alan Gregory gets mixed up in some crime and mayhem for the thirteen time in author Stephen White s, Missing Persons Published in 2006, this suspense thriller delves into the world of schizophrenia Two seeming separate story lines feature characters who show signs of schizophrenic behavior Taking pla b This Summary Review was copied from other sources and is used only as a reminder of what the book was about for my personal interest Any Personal Notations are for my recollection only. Dr Alan Gregory gets mixed up in some crime and mayhem for the thirteen time in author Stephen White s, Missing Persons Published in 2006, this suspense thriller delves into the world of schizophrenia Two seeming separate story lines feature characters who show signs of schizophrenic behavior Taking place as Christmas day is ending, teenager Mallory Miller turns up missing from her home Mallory s father Bill works along side with the Boulder P.D to get the word out on his missing daughter The curious thing is if someone kidnapped her why is the snow around the Miller house untouched by foot prints Meanwhile Alan and his practice partner Diane Estevez go to visit Psychologist Hannah Grant Arriving at Hannah s office Alan and Diane find her dead.Hannah was also the shrink treating Mallory Miller before she disappeared Alan and Diane have problems and a confrontation with detectives Janis Sclocum and Darrell Olson who want to initially pin the death on Diane One of Alan s regular patients Bob Brandt who has a schizoid personality seemingly wants to insert himself in the Mallory Miller case Meanwhile Diane heads off to Las Vegas in search of Mallory s schizophrenic mother Rachel who has a wedding obsession Mom Rachel goes to dozens of wedding weekly in Las Vegas Alan must but heads with Bill Miller who was briefly a patient years ago It appears that the Miller s next door neighbors seem to be involved in Mallory s disappearance Alan turns up at the next door neighbor s house several times enraging Bill Miller Before long, Bill, Bob, Diane, and some wannabe gangster from Vegas have this story topsy turvy With a lively plot that moves quickly through some emotionally tough situations this is an engaging read Just missing 500 pages paperback, Missing Persons , may be one of the top five books in author Stephen White s Alan Gregory series Along with a reluctant sidekick Detective Sam Purdy, and wife ADA Lauren Crowder the gangs all here in this psychological yarn This one opens with Alan and his fellow psychiatrist Diane on their way to a business conference, stopping by the office of Hannah, who will be covering for both of them while they are out of town Unfortunately, they end up discovering Hannah dead in the office of her business partner, with her purse sitting in the middle of her own office, and her blouse tucked up under her bra, both atypical behaviors for Hannah, who is known to have OCD.Concurrently, a teenager who Hannah once saw for psychotherapy goes missing, and the circumstances of her disappearance, combined with what Gregory knows about her parents, who he once saw for therapy, lead him to question whether Hannah was killed for perhaps knowingthan she should Without Hannah to answer any questions, all Gregory and Diane know about the session she had with this girl is what they can glean from her written records and a discussion Hannah had with Diane over lunch one day.Hannah s death seems to take a back seat in this book, as White focuses on the missing girl, Mallory, and Gregory and Diane s attempts to find her without violating the promise that nothing a patient tells their therapist leaves the confidence of the office Gregory s interest in Mallory is minimal until one of his other patients seems to knowthan he should about Mallory and her life For Diane, she expects that finding Mallory may also lead to finding out what happened to Hannah, a close friend both professionally and personally view spoiler Alan Gregory, a psychologist, who, along with his cop friend, Sam, often get sucked into mysteries.It opens well with several things happening One Mallory Miller, a teenaged girl, has disappeared from her house over the Christmas holiday without leaving tracks in the snow and everyone in Boulder is reminded of another disappearance of a little girl a few years earlier it dances around the Ramsey case without actually naming it.Then Hannah Grant, another psychologist in Alan s group is found dead with head injuries in another therapist s office, Mary, who is out on maternity leave Hannah is found by Alan and his friend and fellow therapist, Diane.After the detectives treat Alan and especially Diane badly, Alan takes an interest He quickly learns that Hannah had seen Mallory as a patient and had spoken to Diane about the case as part of her own therapy Alan had been a therapist, briefly, with Mallory s parents Bill and Rachel as Rachel is a paranoid schizophrenic who feels compelled to attend wedding after wedding, at great expense.And once we learn this part the book stalls badly It just goes back and forth over Diane wanting to find Rachel to see if Mallory was there without ever explaining why the hell the cops aren t looking in Vegas for the wedding loving mom and Alan dealing with Bob a man with a schizoid personality who seems to have a sudden interest in Mallory s case He starts wondering if Bob had something to do with it hide spoiler

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