Was It A Rat I Saw

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To end life-threatening seizures,Tommy Dabrowski has an operation that disconnects the two sides of his brain. After that, only half his brain can still communicate with the outside world - and it's the other half that becomes a witness to murder. The death toll rises as brain researcher Clare Austen and Tommy race against time to figure out what Tommy knows before the killer comes for them. More

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About Sue Perry

... Concert stage, dark except for a deep blue spotlight. Singer drops to one knee and his narration evolves from murmur to rant. "This is the story of a man who got what he wanted but he lost what he had. He got what he wanted but he lost what he had. He got –" ...

It goes on forever. It's mesmerizing. Uncomfortable. Confessional.

Pretty sure this memory is from the time I saw James Brown, decades ago, but the lost identity of the singer isn't the point.

I've spent my life gazing across some fence or other, admiring greener grass over yonder. I've acted on so many impulses to jump the fence. No complaints, but it has sure taken me a long time to appreciate where I'm standing right now. And nowadays that blue spotlight chant fills my head whenever I contemplate a new jump.

Sometimes I jump back.

I was a low–budget television producer until I wrote a psychological thriller, "Was It A Rat I Saw", which Bantam–Doubleday–Dell published in hardcover in 1992. Soon after that I became the mother of twins, jumped into graduate school, and became a disaster scientist. I dabbled in academia, government research, and consulting.

I stopped writing fiction for nearly two decades, until I noticed how much I missed it. I resumed writing novels with the literary fiction "Scar Jewelry" about a family with secrets that started in the era of Los Angeles punk and persist for decades; then began the speculative detective quartet FRAMES, with "Nica of Los Angeles" and "Nica of the New Yorks". Also in progress is a nine novella series, the young adult paranormal horror romance, "DDsE".

Funny. Back in the day, I had a single book idea at a time. Now I'm flooded with them, can't keep up with them, though I write just about every day.

I live in southern California. I had to leave for five years to confirm this is where I belong. I live with multiple cats, comfortably close to my twins and granddaughter. Like my life paths, my friends and family are all over the damn place. I like to visit them, spend time at the ocean, explore cities, and go out to hear live music.

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Review by: Kat No on Oct. 27, 2013 :
I absolutely loved this book. The plot was riveting, the characters weren't flat and had substance to them.
I am so glad that there was a coupon to download this book for free.
I'm definitely going to have to find more books by this author.
(reviewed 4 days after purchase)

Review by: Debbie Carney on Oct. 27, 2013 :
Very interesting book. I love medical and when you mix medical and murder its just wonderful. What more can you ask for.

I highly recommend this wonderful book
(reviewed 13 days after purchase)

Review by: F zahia on Oct. 02, 2013 :
good book for a medico n doz interested in medicine...final chapters were very interesting ...the end very satisfying ...!!!
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