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With scores of millions of books in print, translation into two dozen languages, and one of the most popular heroes in contemporary fiction to his name, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal "master of the psychological thriller" (People). In his newest novel Kellerman delivers a tour de force — poignant, dark, and chilling — that illuminates a shadowy world where impulse rules.

Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, she still seems older than her years — but her problems go beyond hyper-maturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanya's aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delaware's help. The doctor recalls Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse struggling to raise a child on her own — a woman seemingly incapable of the "terrible thing" she has admitted. But for Tanya's peace of mind, Delaware agrees to investigate, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred.

Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.'s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya's nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student. Suddenly a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secrets — and bodies — are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and death — a legacy of evil that refuses to die.

Dramatic, action-packed, and filled with the psychological detail that only Jonathan Kellerman can provide, Obsession is a whodunit, a whydunit–and something unique: a did-it-even-happen? This is Kellerman at his heart-racing best.

Synopsis:

A former patient of child psychologist Alex Delaware asks for his help when she's troubled by an apparent deathbed confession to murder by the woman who raised her. Alex and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis begin to unravel a secret buried in the past — a dark truth whose discovery ignites deadly repercussions in the present.

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Grieving over the death of her aunt, the woman who had raised her, and haunted by her aunt's deathbed confession of murder, young Tanya enlists the assistance of her former counselor, Dr. Alex Delaware, and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis to unravel the truth about a dark secret from the past that could have deadly repercussions in the present. 350,000 first printing.

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With scores of millions of books in print, translation into two dozen languages, and one of the most popular heroes in contemporary fiction to his name, #1 New York Times bestselling

About the Author

Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world’s most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a clinical psychologist to over two dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, The Butcher’s Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, and Twisted. With his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored the bestsellers Double Homicide and Capital Crimes. He is the author of numerous essays, short stories, scientific articles, two children’s books, and three volumes of psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards, and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California and New Mexico. Their four children include the novelist Jesse Kellerman. Visit the author’s website at www.jonathankellerman.com.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345500144
Subtitle:
An Alex Delaware Novel
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Kellerman, Jonathan
Author:
Jonathan Kellerman
Author:
a randy real-estate broker
Subject:
Fiction-General
Subject:
Fiction : General
Subject:
Fiction : Thrillers
Subject:
Fiction : Suspense
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Suspense
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Police
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Fiction : Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070327
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
347

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Product details 347 pages Random House Publishing Group - English 9780345500144 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , A former patient of child psychologist Alex Delaware asks for his help when she's troubled by an apparent deathbed confession to murder by the woman who raised her. Alex and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis begin to unravel a secret buried in the past — a dark truth whose discovery ignites deadly repercussions in the present.
"Synopsis" by , Grieving over the death of her aunt, the woman who had raised her, and haunted by her aunt's deathbed confession of murder, young Tanya enlists the assistance of her former counselor, Dr. Alex Delaware, and LAPD Detective Milo Sturgis to unravel the truth about a dark secret from the past that could have deadly repercussions in the present. 350,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , With scores of millions of books in print, translation into two dozen languages, and one of the most popular heroes in contemporary fiction to his name, #1 New York Times bestselling
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