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Friday, August 01, 2014

One of Us by Tawni O'Dell

One of Us 

A famous forensic psychologist returns to his home town, ends up investigating a murder case, and must face his own demons.

We know right away who the murderer is and suspect a good deal more.  I'm not sure about Sheridan's qualifications as a psychologist, maybe the old saw, "Physician, heal thyself" applies.

Most reviews of this one have been very positive, and once more, I am not in agreement.  It all comes down to the kind of book you enjoy, I guess.  I found the characters thin and the plot predictable.  

Oh, and the description of characters usually included their expensive name brands.  I found that jarring and off-putting.

I'm going to categorize this one as OK.  You may love it, but it didn't work for me.

read in May;  sched. blog post for Aug. 1.

NetGalley/Gallery/Threshold Pocket Books.

Mystery.  Aug. 19, 2014.  Print version:  304 pages.


  1. This is a great premise; it's a shame the plot and characters were not more fully developed.

  2. The plot sounds it has potential, and I felt pity that it didn't work out well. Hope the next book will be better!

  3. Irene - It was a great premise, and I wish I had something better to say about it.

    Melody - :) The next one was better.

  4. Ouch. Yes, description by name brands is a big turn off for me too.

    From the way you describe Sheridan, I am not sure I would enjoy this one. I suppose you never know though. :-)

  5. Wendy - One of those books that sounded much better in the blurb.