BOOK REVIEW

    HAWKES HARBOR - S.E. HINTON

Hawkes Harbor is the story of Jamie Sommers.  Jamie was an orphan and as a result grew up very tough.  Jamie spent his time out at sea where he faced all kinds of adventure.  He made it through foreign prisons, pirates and gunrunners. 

Most of this novel takes place in Terrace View Asylum.  Dr. Phillip McDeVitt is the director.  Jamie Somers is a challenge to him.  Jamie was transferred to Terrace View from the state hospital for the criminally insane.  Jamie suffers from depression, partial amnesia and a fear of the dark.

Dr. McDevitt is determined to help Jamie.  However, he doesn't have much to go on - no background.  He knew that Grenville Hawkes requested that Jamie be placed at Terrace View and that money was no problem.

As Dr. McDevitt starts to probe Jamie's case, the stranger it becomes.

Why was Jamie in his present condition?  Why was he so afraid of the dark? 

This novel is an excellent dark thriller that will keep you on edge.  There is an air of mystery about it from the very first page.  You won't figure it out until the very end.  The author's writing style is intriguing and will captivate you from the very beginning.  This one is highly recommended.

REVIEWED BY NANCY EATON

DO NOT REPRINT WITHOUT PERMISSION OF THE REVIEWER, NANCY EATON

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