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 afflicted 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 whilst her mom and dad convey her to Alex Delaware's workplace. 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 tough career. yet years later, whilst Alex encounters Lauren as a stag party's featured leisure, either health care provider and sufferer are sticken with disgrace. And the final word horror occurs 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 dating with longtime lover, Robin Castagna, so that it will pursue Lauren's assassin. As he investigates his younger patient's earlier, Alex enters the shadowy worlds of fringe mental experimentation and the intercourse undefined, after which into mortal threat whilst 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 inventive plot, choked with unforgettable characters, and crowned off by way of a terrifying climax. this can be suspense fiction at its finest.
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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. " Nod. "I wanted my own money. But they said no. " I said. " Her eyes shifted. "I'll figure something out— Listen, forget sex. I don't want to talk to you about it. Or anything else. " She shot to her feet. " Ten minutes to go. " "No, but—" "Thanks," she said. "No, I really can't stick it out, this is hurting my head— Tell you what, next week I'll come on time and stay the whole time, okay?
I know enough. Some of my friends have seen 'em. " "Sounds like a good reason," I said. Shrug. " Her eyes rolled. I said nothing. "That, too," she said. "That's the other shrink thing—just sitting there and staring. ' Answering questions with questions. " "Very funny," she said. "At what you charge, I'm not coming here forever. " "Yeah. So give me a good grade, okay? " "But I'm not going to get into details, because—" "Confidentiality, yeah, yeah. It doesn't matter. " She played with her hair, gave a world-weary smile.
Recognition was a splinter in my chest. Hers too. The slyness dropped off her face, replaced by ... a queasy smile. She stared at me, and her head froze above the black-haired girl's writhing hips. I thought I saw her give the faintest headshake—denying something? The music oozed on. The black-haired girl kept gyrating, started to realize something was off. Made a grab for Lauren's head. Lauren didn't budge. Then she did. As she allowed herself to be dragged down, I escaped. 3 I DROVE HOME nearly blind with shame, cutting through dark, cold streets as if nothing mattered.
Flesh and Blood (Alex Delaware, No. 15) by Jonathan Kellerman