Reader Reviews

3 out of 5 stars fast paced- informative, April 26, 2011

By Ken W

This review is from: No Alternative A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

Dr. Gares tells a fast moving story about the perils of a twisted mind and our twisted legal system, when dealing with a killer suffering from Multiple Personality Disorder.

Wendy is a young, normal appearing girl, until she is possessed by her murderously insane personality. Wendy contains a personality which kills children while she is in a state of oblivion. This book has all the usual police novel stuff, the suspense, the clues, the police work, the characters, the final unraveled mystery.

But the thing that struck me about this novel is the perplexing problem that this insane defendant imposes upon the judicial system. A monstrous child killer has no place in society. The obvious safe solution is the death penalty; but can we as a civilized society execute such people? People who are legally and mentally free of any voluntary criminal act, yet can we gamble by warehousing them in mental hospitals, where escape is possible and other patients are exposed to them?

Dr Gares presents this situation precisely in ” No Alternative” and details the answer in Wendy’s case; and leaves the reader with the sure knowledge that this legal-medical quandary is not settled, and will not be until more attention and thoughtful consideration is given to crimes committed by the mentally ill.

This book is not the “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” for the criminally insane; but it is as current as your newscast and as important as our children’s future.

A fast paced and enlightening read.

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5 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed, June 14, 2011

By honeybunny

This review is from: No Alternative A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

I really enjoyed this book. Was very interesting going into a persons troubled mind.
Moved well and will look forward to more of this writers books.

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5 out of 5 stars Great read!, May 19, 2011

By kelseylenz

This review is from: No Alternative A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

I found No Alternative to be a quick and easy read that definitely gets you thinking about one of the most complicated issues presented in our legal system today. Gares’ expertise in the field of psychology is apparent, but he presents his information in a way that doesn’t leave you feeling inundated with facts. I really enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to solving more cases alongside Dr. Frank Harris in the future!

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5 out of 5 stars Enjoyable, June 14, 2011

By honeybunny

This review is from: The Psychopathic Judge A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

I enjoyed this book with is twists. When you read this it shows you the underside of what we see in real life today. I have read fiction and non-fiction with these types of things going on. So this makes the book so believable. I look forward to more of this authors work.

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3 out of 5 stars Diamond in the Rough, February 17, 2011

By AnnK

This review is from: The Psychopathic Judge A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

Don’t read this book unless you intend to read the second one. At least I hope there’s a follow up to The Psychopathic Judge, because Gares can create interesting characters and drop them into a nicely complicated plot. The mystery is easy reading, but has a slightly rough quality to it. Some descriptions and insights are satisfying, while others don’t fully connect; some sections of dialogue grab your attention while others just get the job done; some plot details are ingenious while a few stretch credibility. It would be a pity, though, if Bob, the Albuquerque cop, and Frank, his clinical psychologist friend, didn’t get another case to crack. Glen Gares may be the next Tony Hillerman in the making.

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5 out of 5 stars The Psychopathic Judge, February 13, 2011

By Margie

This review is from: The Psychopathic Judge A Dr. Frank Harris Novel (Kindle Edition)

This book flowed smoothly from beginning to end. It was extremely entertaining with a variety of subplots. The description of Albuquerque is detailed and accurate. The characters were 3-Dimensional so the reader related to them. I did finish with disrespect for lawyers as a whole. A tremendous compliment to the author is that I will read it again. I am looking forward to his next book.

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