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A Circle of Souls

In Preetham Grandhis A Circle of Souls (Sweetwater Books, 978-1-59955-235-4), A YOUNG GIRL IS MURDERED in the Connecticut woods. At the same time, a seven-year-old girl named Naya is hospitalized because of disturbingly vivid nightmares. She reveals the details to Dr. Peter Gram, a psychiatrist, who realizes the girl uncannily knows things about the murder she couldnt know. Gram teams up with an FBI agent who, as a character, is less convincing than Naya.

Grandhi is a child psychologist and his knowledge and empathy for troubled children adds credibility to the story. The climax, and how he resolves it, will please some mystery fans and undoubtedly annoy others.

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