All good and wonderful things must come to an end. COMPOUND FRACTURES marks the conclusion of Stephen White’s Dr. Alan Gregory canon, a reliably and quietly brilliant series that blurred the line between mystery and psychological suspense with book after book, year after year. One never knew quite what to expect when cracking the binding of White’s latest offering, other than that the tale within would be surprising and pleasing. And, yes, unforgettable. In some of the novels, Gregory, a psychiatrist in Boulder, Colorado, is a detached observer; in others, he is an active participant.
My favorite of the series is KILL ME, in which Gregory barely appea