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UNSPEAKABLE

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O’Brien expertly ratchets up the suspense so that frightened readers will want to look away from the page, but won’t be able to. Great characters and a truly baffling story make this his best book to date. Unspeakable will be talked about for years to come.

Child actor Collin’s mother is murdered in what appears to be a drug-related crime, so he moves in with his grandparents. As a joke with his new friends, Collin is hypnotized. The person he becomes seems extremely violent and unstable. The friends laugh it off, but Collin is scared. A therapist opens an office in Seattle after fleeing her previous position when a client kills a colleague and himself in her office. Everything seems to be going well until she receives a phone call from Collin asking her to hypnotize him. (PINNACLE, Jun., 536 pp., $9.99)
Reviewed by: 
Jeff Ayers