"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER
After thirty-five riveting, internationally acclaimed novels of psychological suspense, #1 "New York Times" bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman returns with his most stunning thriller to date. "Killer" is a mesmerizing L.A. noir portrayal of the darkest impulses of human nature carried to shocking extremes.
The City of Angels has more than its share of psychopaths, and no one recognizes that more acutely than the brilliant psychologist and police consultant Dr. Alex Delaware. Despite that, Constance Sykes, a sophisticated, successful physician, hardly seems like someone Alex needs to fear. Then, at the behest of the court, he becomes embroiled in a bizarre child custody dispute initiated by Connie against her sister and begins to realize that there is much about the siblings he has failed to comprehend. And when the court battle between the Sykes sisters erupts into cold, calculating murder and a rapidly growing number of victims, Alex knows he's been snared in a toxic web of pathology.
Nothing would please Alex more than to be free of the ugly spectacle known as Sykes v. Sykes. But then the little girl at the center of the vicious dispute disappears and Alex knows he must work with longtime friend Detective Milo Sturgis, braving an obstacle course of Hollywood washouts, gangbangers, and self-serving jurists in order to save an innocent life.
"Killer" is Kellerman--and Delaware--at their finest.
Praise for "Killer"
""Killer" is well plotted and paced. . . . One of Kellerman's] best.""--Bookreporter"
"As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex's professional past."--"Booklist"
"Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level."--"RT Book Reviews"
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
"Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller."--"People"
"Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.""--The New York Times Book Review.
About the Author
Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of three dozen bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, "The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, ""Twisted, "and" True Detectives." With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored "Double Homicide "and" Capital Crimes." He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including "Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children "and" With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars." He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.
Praise for Killer
“As usual, the rapport between Alex and Milo is a show-stealer, and longtime fans . . . will love the well-executed flashbacks to Alex’s professional past.”—Booklist
“Kellerman kicks this one up to a whole new level.”—RT Book Reviews
Praise for Jonathan Kellerman
“Jonathan Kellerman has justly earned his reputation as a master of the psychological thriller.”—People
“Kellerman really knows how to keep those pages turning.”—The New York Times Book Review