Alice LaPlante - Author

About the Author

Alice LaPlante is a Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, and teaches writing there as well as at San Francisco State University. She has been published in Epoch, Southwest Review and other literary journals, and her non-fiction has appeared in Forbes ASAP, Discover and Business Week. She has written four books of non-fiction. Turn of Mind is her first novel.

Featured books by Alice LaPlante

Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind

Author: Alice LaPlante Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2012

This title is winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Dr Jennifer White's best friend has been found dead. Amanda was stabbed to death at home, and four fingers were neatly removed from her right hand. Jennifer's work as an accomplished surgeon and the stormy nature of her friendship with Amanda mean that she is the prime suspect. But even Jennifer doesn't know if she is the murderer. Alzheimer's is destroying her once brilliant mind and her memories of that terrible night, and the rest of her life, are now fragmented and confused. She frequently fails to recognise her children when they visit yet at times finds herself vividly reliving moments with her late husband or episodes from her much-loved career. Jennifer is confused, but is she also a killer?

Other books by Alice LaPlante

Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay

Author: Alice LaPlante Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/09/2018

Jane O'Malley loses everything when her teenage daughter is killed in a senseless accident. Devastated, she makes one tiny stab at a new life and moves from San Francisco to the tiny seaside town of Half Moon Bay. As the months go by she is able to cobble together some possibility of peace. Then children begin to disappear, and soon Jane sees her own pain reflected in all the parents in the town. She wonders if she will be able to live through the aching loss, the fear once again surrounding her, but as the disappearances continue, fingers of suspicion all begin to point at her.

A Circle of Wives

A Circle of Wives

Author: Alice LaPlante Format: Paperback Release Date: 22/01/2015

* An Indie Next Pick * A LibraryReads Selection * An Amazon Best Book of the Month (Mysteries & Thrillers) * A Daily Candy Best Book of March * One of More Magazine's Five Thrillers Not to Read After Dark When Dr. John Taylor turns up dead in a hotel room, the local police uncover enough incriminating evidence to suspect foul play. Detective Samantha Adams, whose Palo Alto beat usually covers petty crimes, is innocently thrown into a high-profile case that is more complicated than any she has faced before. A renowned reconstructive surgeon and a respected family man, Dr. Taylor was beloved and admired. But beneath his perfect facade was a hidden life--in fact, multiple lives. Dr. Taylor was married to three very different women in three separate cities. As the circumstances surrounding his death emerge, Detective Adams finds herself tracking down a murderer through a tangled web of marital deception and revenge. New York Times bestselling author Alice LaPlante's haunting and complex novel of family secrets dissects--with scalpel-like agility--the intricacies of desire and commitment, trust and jealousy.

Turn of Mind

Turn of Mind

Author: Alice LaPlante Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/08/2012

This title is winner of the Wellcome Trust Book Prize. Dr Jennifer White's best friend has been found dead. Amanda was stabbed to death at home, and four fingers were neatly removed from her right hand. Jennifer's work as an accomplished surgeon and the stormy nature of her friendship with Amanda mean that she is the prime suspect. But even Jennifer doesn't know if she is the murderer. Alzheimer's is destroying her once brilliant mind and her memories of that terrible night, and the rest of her life, are now fragmented and confused. She frequently fails to recognise her children when they visit yet at times finds herself vividly reliving moments with her late husband or episodes from her much-loved career. Jennifer is confused, but is she also a killer?

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