By Jonathan Kellerman
Perennial bestseller and stated grasp of the mental mystery, Jonathan Kellerman has created a riveting and noteworthy Alex Delaware novel a couple of bothered and elusive younger girl whose brutal homicide forces the intense psychologist-detective to confront his personal fallibility.
Lauren Teague is a gorgeous, defiant, borderline-delinquent teen while her mom and dad carry her to Alex Delaware's place of work. yet for all Alex's ability and energy, Lauren resists—angrily, provocatively. Reluctantly, the psychologist chalks Lauren up as one of many inevitable disasters of a difficult career. yet years later, while Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured leisure, either surgeon and sufferer are sticken with disgrace. And the final word horror happens while, quickly after, Lauren's brutalized corpse is located dumped in an alley. Alex disregards the recommendation of his depended on pal, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, and jeopardizes his courting with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, for you to pursue Lauren's assassin. As he investigates his younger patient's previous, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe mental experimentation and the intercourse undefined, after which into mortal threat while lust and massive funds collide in Southern California.
Jonathan Kellerman's L.A. is evil, seductive, and unforgiving, and Flesh and Blood is mind-opening in its drama of a pushed man's own quest, breathtaking in its creative plot, full of unforgettable characters, and crowned off by means of a terrifying climax. this is often suspense fiction at its finest.
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She's missing. For a week. I know you work with the police. I've seen your name in the papers. Lauren saw it too. That impressed her. She always liked you, you know. It was my husband—my ex-husband—who stopped her from seeing you. He was a very mean man—is a mean man. Lauren hasn't had contact with him in years. But that's neither here nor there — The problem I've got now is I can't find her. She's been living on her own for a while, but this—it just feels wrong. By the third day I called the police, but they say she's an adult and unless there's evidence of a crime there's nothing they can do other than have me come in and file a report.
They're making themselves out to be all ... in control. Especially him" She lowered her voice to a hostile baritone parody: "'Lauren, you're screwing up your life. This therapy crap is goddamn expensive. " Last week she'd talked about spitting out secrets. " "They're stuck where they are and I'm cool, free, enjoying my life, and that bugs them. " She shrugged. "I'll figure something out—I'm not talking right now. I'm not impractical, I know even McDonald's won't hire me without their permission.
You still sound . . " Surprised at the anger in my voice. I avoided further discussion by thanking him for his time. " I said. "That too. Alex, I know you didn't want to hear about the girl's sheet, but in this case maybe it puts things in a more positive light—she's got a rationale for cutting out without explanation. Best thing to tell the mom is just wait. " He didn't answer. "Sorry," I said. " He laughed softly. " I said. " "Potpourri. Ten-year-old child murder, parents probably did it but no physical evidence.