Saturday 21 January 2017

Review: Turn Of Mind by Alice La Plante

Harvill Secker, £12.99

Published 08/10/2011 | 10:20

When Jennifer White's best friend Amanda is killed, stabbed to death in her home with four of her fingers neatly amputated, the police are convinced Jennifer is the culprit.

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They had been heard arguing shortly before Amanda's death, and Jennifer, a retired surgeon, possesses the skill to have carried out the amputations.

But Jennifer can't tell if she's responsible. She is confused and her memories fragmented because Alzheimer's is destroying her once-brilliant mind.

An outstanding, absorbing and heart-breaking mystery that relentlessly exposes the destruction dementia wreaks on its victims and their families.

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