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Before and again
Mortman, Doris.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2003.
Physical Description:
viii, 388 pages ; 25 cm
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Now she explores some of the most compelling ideas in dream research, combined with a page-turning plot that will keep you guessing until the last page.Callie Jamieson has a mysterious link to the past-she has the same disturbing dreams her mother had, ones that drove her mother eventually to suicide. But Callie is determined not to let them destroy her life, too. They're under until the death of her ex-lover sends Callie on a quest to find out the truth. Her search intensifies her dreams, and leads her to an old-money New York family with a revered and respected name, to secrets that someone will kill to protect, and to a passionate love she never expected. Before and Again explores the fascinating issues of memory's long reach... and the hold the past can have on the present.

Author Notes

Author Doris Mortman lives in New Jersey with her family. Many of her works have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list, including True Colors, Rightfully Mine, First Born, and Circles.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

Mind games play a quintessential role in Mortman's latest thriller. New York newspaper correspondent Callieamieson is haunted by the same dreams as her mother, who committed suicide after being institutionalized for schizophrenia. Her dreams become more intense after she begins regression therapy and after the death of her ex-boyfriend, Wilty Hale, the heir to a billion-dollar fortune that includes the paper she works for. Her psychiatrist believes that the dreams may actually be memories that are passed down through the generations, and Wilty's death does trigger an intense reaction as she writes a series of articles about him. Looking into the family history, Callie discovers that the family does seem to be cursed: all the heirs have died prematurely from unnatural causes. As the past and present converge with disastrous results for Callie, NYPD detective Ezra Chapin enters her life, and the two join forces. Mortman's well-crafted exploration into the human psyche is suspense at its best. --Patty Engelmann Copyright 2003 Booklist