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Unsound (Lei Crime Series) [Kindle Edition]

Toby Neal
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"A strong, savvy dissection of how two people’s lives are intertwined by violence, psychology and grief." KIRKUS REVIEWS

“Toby Neal weaves a spell-binding suspense that pulls you in with breathtaking scenery, flawed characters, and brilliantly twisted psychology.” Gae-Lynn Woods, author of the Cass Elliott Crime Series

Only a volcano can cure some things.

Dr. Caprice Wilson, police psychologist, has spent her life unraveling the mysteries of the human mind—only to find herself in a deep crisis. Caprice prescribes herself a walkabout and goes hiking on Maui—but the solitary retreat she has in mind does not go as planned. Caprice faces an enemy she never knew she had and wrestles with questions of hope, identity, loss, and the nature of psychopathy in a cat-and-mouse game with survival at stake.

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  • File Size: 1246 KB
  • Print Length: 314 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Toby Neal (August 1, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EAS04UY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #18,727 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Death and Despair at 10,000 feet! August 2, 2013
By Bonny
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This new book of Toby Neal's brings to life one of the more interesting characters from the Lei Crime Series, Dr. Wilson. Dr. Wilson helped Lei work through some of her inner demons with a brisk, forthright clarity that was the polar opposite of the stereotypical navel-gazing therapist that is so often portrayed. In Unsound it is revealed that Dr. Wilson has quite a few of her own demons that she deals with in her own way with mixed results. On a journey of self healing and awareness a skeleton from her past suddenly intrudes and she is cast into a life or death situation in the stark beauty of one of Hawaii's dormant volcanoes. The mix of haunting scenery and mind chilling twists will keep you riveted. A fantastic read.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! August 2, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
All I can say is, WOW! I thoroughly enjoyed Toby Neal's latest companion novel, Unsound and was at the edge of my seat as the story unfolded! Without any spoilers, there are a couple of things that I can share about Unsound.

Set primarily on the island of Maui, Toby uses her first-hand knowledge of the island to bring the setting to life. Throughout the novel, one can visualize the location--"smell" the flowers, "hear" the nene goose, and "see" the silversword and other indigenous plants. However, Toby's clear description of the setting doesn't distract from the story, as is so often the case with other writers.

The main character, Dr. Caprice Wilson, while facing her personal daemons, has an unexpected encounter. With a background in counseling, Toby's character takes on the voice of experience while showing compassion and courage! Of course, this isn't just a nice story of a Dr. and her patients - there are some definite twists and turns in the plots as we learn more about Caprice Wilson! After reading this novel, I can only hope that Dr. Wilson returns for another adventure! Don't miss, Unsound by Toby Neal. A five star novel!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsound October 16, 2013
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I downloaded this book back in August because it was by Tony Neal, but didn't really get into reading it until a couple of weeks ago. I loved it! It's one of those books that you don't want to put down, but then you don't want to finish it either, anticipating what is going to happen.
I won't go into details for those that haven't read the book, but being a recovering alcoholic, it definitely struck a few chords of mixed emotions for me.
Definitely worth the read!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars September 26, 2013
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I just finished reading "Unsound" and thoroughly enjoyed it. It brought back memories of when I counseled people before I retired from ministry. Actually, and even though she doesn't really admit it, I wonder how much of the author is in this book. Whatever the case, it was suspenseful, informative, educational and all around good reading. Thanks Toby.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Toby Neal's books. September 27, 2013
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Another great book by Toby Neal. Dr. Caprice Wilson, Lei Tex Texeura's therapist who also works for the police/FBI when needed. Someone may be stalking her; she needs more protection. Difficulty with her twin sister's previous death, her divorce, and her son going on to college, her social drinking has now escalated bringing her life down to the bottom. Will the presumed stalker be able to bring her back or....... Must read this book. Impatiently waiting for the newest books to be available--"Shattered Palms", "Wired in Paradise", and "The Waiting Room".
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! December 4, 2013
By Polly
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A scary and amazing story. I was not expecting so much drama. This book dealt with mental illness, alcoholism and crime. A great read.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Unsound October 7, 2013
By er
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loved it. would like more from t. Neal. enjoyed the description of the places in Hawaii where her novels take place
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read if you are a fan of the Lei series November 13, 2013
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This book is an interesting development of one of the normally supporting characters in the Lei series. The story unfolds in a manner that keeps the reader engaged. The relevance between the plot and the character is what makes it interesting and tees up future novels.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars first ten chapters
Over 40 percent of this book,the first ten chapters, was not much more than a primer on the effects of alcohol abuse and could have been condensed into two or three chapters. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Richard D. Stahlman
5.0 out of 5 stars Heartily recommend!
Loved all of her books so far, can hardly wait for more! There is good character development, good story lines, great local color and atmosphere and on-edge page-turner!
Published 13 days ago by Jili Power
4.0 out of 5 stars A heck of a rollercoaster ride!
It is Dr Caprice Wilson's turn in the spotlight. She in a bad mental place and dealing with the sudden divorce from her husband was the straw that broke the camel's back. Read more
Published 18 days ago by Susan Froebel
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Kept me interested
Published 1 month ago by Sandra Fernstrum
1.0 out of 5 stars Beyond boring
I am 40 per cent thru this and has so far been about her depression from divorce, son leaving for college and her denial of her alcohol problem so am stopping now. Read more
Published 1 month ago by jspence
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Strong Writing Carries this Character Study
*I received a free copy in exchange for my honest opinion.*
Summary: Dr. Caprice Wilson goes on a journey of self-discovery and gets way more than she bargained for. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Julie
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Usually like reading lei crime series, but it wasn't as good as the other books
Published 1 month ago by karryn aplin
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
interesting story with a good twist
Published 1 month ago by Bill O'Dowd
4.0 out of 5 stars Engaging story. Good writing. Easy read.
Gripping story. Good writing. Easy read. I had never read Toby Neal before but she's a good storyteller and since reading this I've bought a few other books of hers and hope... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars good read
This was a very easy read and interesting to read about Hawaii. It was a page turner. I recommend it. Would be a good beach book.
Published 2 months ago by Kathy Kogut
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More About the Author

Toby Neal was raised on Kauai in Hawaii. She wrote and illustrated her first story at age 5 and has been published in magazines and won several writing contests. After initially majoring in Journalism, she eventually settled on mental health as a career and loves her work, saying, "I'm endlessly fascinated with people's stories."

She enjoys many outdoor sports including bodyboarding, scuba diving, beach walking, gardening and hiking. She lives in Hawaii with her family and dogs.

Toby credits her counseling background in adding depth to her characters-from the villains to Lei Texeira, the courageous and vulnerable heroine in the Lei Crime Series.

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