This book comes highly recommended by the experts. Such notables as Kihlstrom of Yale, Loftus of the State of Washington, and Gudjonsson of London provide critical acclaim in blurbs on the dust jacket. However, it is one of the least rewarding books that has crossed my desk in recent years. The authors, both former presidents of the Australian Psychological Society, cannot themselves be accused of promising too much. They write in their introduction, "In researching the cases we present in this book we became acutely aware of how inconclusive and frustrating work in investigative hypnosis can be." They reiterate these words in their concluding chapter, and one can only agree with them. The authors belong to the growing school of academics whose careful research demonstrates the limitations of memory as a veridical record. Unfortunately, they write with such a pedantic and bloodless style that they manage to frustrate the reader with the inconclusiveness of their project.