DEATH OF A THOUSAND CUTS (Police Procedural) – VG Barbara D’Amato – 19th Book
Forge, 2004 - Hardcover

During a reunion weekend, famed doctor and author, Dr. Jay Schermerhorn, is found brutally murdered in the basement of Hawthorne House, once a home and treatment center for autistic children. Chicago Detectives Emily Folkestone and Oliver Parks must quickly find the killer of this high-profile victim among the former staff, doctors, family and patients.

Marvelous descriptions of Chicago and Hawthorne House build the foundation for this well-written book. However, it’s the relationship between the two detectives and the characters of the patients, particularly Jeffrey, that draws you in and keeps you reading. While the mystery is good, it is the look at autism that makes this a fascinating book.

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