Image of Unspeakable


Image of Unspeakable

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