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Dr Alex Delaware doesn't see many private patients any more, but for a young woman called Lucy Lowell he's prepared to make an exception. Referred to him by the police detective Milo Sturgis, Lucy had been a juror at the harrowing trial of a serial killer, and having survived that trauma is now being subjected to further emotional stress: a recurrent nightmare of a young child in a forest at night, watching something as furtive as it is disturbing. Now Lucy's dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex believes the power of the dream and its grip on her emotions may be a repressed childhood memory of something very real.
  Hans.Michel | Sep 13, 2013 |
I’m getting a bit tired of the little blonde innocents as patients. This is one instance where the date of publication definitely hinders reading it many years later. It might have been cutting edge then, it wouldn’t be published now. ( )
  debavp | Jul 15, 2013 |
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  romsfuulynn | Apr 28, 2013 |
Somewhat better motivated book than the last. Still nothing much in the way of psychological insight, not even real dream interpretation. Literary block and pseudo-Nietzchean blather. ( )
  Darrol | May 9, 2010 |
This Alex Delaware novel contains less over-the-top plotting than most in the series, so it moves along with reasonable assurance and plausibility for most of its considerable length. In short, Delaware's treating a young woman who's remembered a scary incident from her childhood. Was it murder? The complication is that the incident in question involves her father, who's a famously reclusive writer/artist. He's a silly character indeed -- Kellerman shouldn't have tried to make him sound like a dime-store Hemingway on speed every time he opens his mouth -- but this flaw isn't fatal. What absolutely kills off Self-defense is the last 30 pages or so, in which the intricacies of the denouement are explicated via a series of disastrously boring depositions given to lawyers. ( )
  mrtall | Sep 14, 2007 |
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Dr. Alex Delaware doesn t see many private patients anymore, but the young woman called Lucy is an exception. So is her dream. Lucy Lowell is referred to Alex by Los Angeles police detective Milo Sturgis. A juror at the agonizing trial of a serial killer, Lucy survived the trauma only to be tormented by a recurring nightmare: a young child in the forest at night, watching a strange and furtive act.

Now Lucy s dream is starting to disrupt her waking life, and Alex is concerned. The power of the dream, its grip on Lucy s emotions, suggests to him that it may be more than a nightmare. It may be the repressed childhood memory of something very real. Something like murder.

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A woman suffering from recurring nightmares sees a psychiatrist. He traces them back to a crime committed 20 years earlier and goes to the scene to obtain confirmation. A tale of psychological suspense by the author of When the Bough Breaks.

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