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Dr. Sheridan Doyle is the
go-to guy in Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s office when
there’s a situation that the forensic psychologist’s expertise
can deal with. A local celebrity of sorts, Doyle’s public image is
at odds with the real man beneath the slick
Raised in a blue-collar
mining town, Danny Doyle was a bookish child plagued by panic
attacks, bullying and a family history he’s never been able to
completely put behind him.
Now Doyle is back in
his hometown and the trip turns into a busman’s holiday when he
discovers a dead body on a walk one day. The corpse is by the
infamous gallows where long ago a band of rebellious Irish miners was
Ironically, the dead
man is related to the wealthy mining family responsible for the
miners’ deaths a century ago. Helping out the local law enforcement
officials, Doyle uses his skills to create a profile of the killer
but in doing so he comes precariously close to revealing some hidden
truths about his own family and his youthful past.
A gripping tale that
offers plenty of surprises, One of Us is a quick read but don’t
be surprised if you discover the story lingers long after you’ve
finished the final chapter.