Synopses & Reviews
“RAZOR-SHARP . . . A SKILLFUL PIECE OF WORK.”
–The Washington Post Book World
Lauren Teague is a beautiful, defiant, borderline delinquent teenager when her parents bring her to Dr. Alex Delawares office. Lauren angrily resists Alexs help–and the psychologist is forced to chalk Lauren up as one of the inevitable failures of his profession. Years later, when Alex and Lauren come face-to-face in a shocking encounter, both doctor and patient are stricken with shame. But the ultimate horror takes place when, soon after, Laurens brutalized corpse is found dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his relationship with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, in order to pursue Laurens killer. As he investigates his young patients troubled past, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and the sex industry–and then into mortal danger, when lust and big money collide in an unforgiving Los Angeles.
When beautiful, defiant teen, Lauren Teague is brought to Dr. Alex Delaware's office by her parents, but she angrily resists his help. Years later, Lauren and Alex come face to face in a shocking encounter. When Lauren's corpse is found dumped in an alley, Alex disregards the advice of his friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, to pursue Lauren's killer.
About the Author
Jonathan Kellerman is one of the worlds most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a child psychologist to numerous bestselling tales of suspense (which have been translated into two dozen languages), including sixteen Alex Delaware novels; The Butchers Theater, a story of serial killing in Jerusalem; and Billy Straight, featuring Hollywood homicide detective Petra Connor. His new novel is The Murder Book. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, and scientific articles, two childrens 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. He and his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, have four children.