When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer. Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn t five years ago. And when he peers into a family's troubled history and Jamey's brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamey over the edge or else someone is getting away with murder.
About the Author
Jonathan Kellermanis the #1"New York Times"bestselling author of more than 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." With his son, bestselling novelist Jesse Kellerman, he co-authored the first book of a new series, "The Golem of Hollywood." 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."
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“HIGH-POWERED . . . Alex Delaware is no ordinary psychologist. . . . He is also a born detective.”
—The New York Times