Head Games by Eileen Dreyer

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Molly Burke is a death investigator and trauma nurse for the city of St. Louis who has seen every type of atrocity and more than her share of heartbreak. And she knows that no good deed goes unpunished. For years she tried to save the abused children who came through her ER. She's learned that she can save some kids, but others will be lost to their horrific families. Now, a child she once tried to save is all grown up. His life has been unspeakable. His deeds are now unfathomable. And he wants Molly's attention. A killer has been created and he will stop at nothing to make sure Molly Burke won't ignore him now. To make matters even more complicated, Molly's brother asks her to watch his sixteen-year-old son, who seems to have left a string of "incidents" in his wake, forcing her to face the fact that no family is without its secrets. Breathtaking, tightly plotted, and compelling, Head Games is a tour-de-force thriller that looks into the depths of the human heart and mind.

 

About Eileen Dreyer

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New York Times best-selling author Eileen Dreyer has won five RITA Awards from the Romance Writers of America, which secures her fourth place in the Romance Writers of America prestigious Hall of Fame. Eileen is an addicted traveler, having sung in some of the best Irish pubs in the world. Eileen also writes as Kathleen Korbel and has over three million books in print worldwide. Born and raised in Missouri, she lives in St. Louis County with her husband Rick and her two children.
 
Published March 4, 2004 by St. Martin's Press. 420 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Travel. Fiction

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(Most of the dialogue consists of side-of-the-mouth, hardboiled one-liners, and Dreyer relies all too often on the prose equivalent of a television cliché: the adrenalin-pumped tracking shot through institutional corridors, complete with inert victim amid shouting cops and docs, weary and cynical...

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Things have never been easy for Molly Burke: the trauma nurse and part-time death investigator who previously appeared in Dreyer's Bad Medicine suffered through a loveless childhood and post-traumatic stress from a tour as a nurse in Vietnam.

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Molly Burke, full-time trauma nurse, part-time death investigator for St. Louis, lives as normal a life as can be expected from a Vietnam vet suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome.

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