Author(s): Alice LaPlante
Dr. Jennifer White's life-long friend Amanda is dead - murdered. Four of her fingers were surgically removed after death, and Dr. White is the main suspect. But she doesn't know if she did it. As dementia takes hold of White, a picture emerges of two proud, forceful women, who were both best friends and formidable adversaries. And of White's family - her two grown children, her strictness and exactitude. As the police investigation closes in, and her relationships with her children intensify, White searches her ever-fragmented mind for images of herself in Amanda's house that day. Is her shattered memory preventing her from finding the truth or helping her to hide it? Turn of Mind is a remarkable debut: literary and thriller, and a stunning exploration of a crumbling reality. Through White's eloquent, fractured voice, Alice LaPlante examines the frailty of memory and how it defines our very existence.