By Jonathan Kellerman
With rankings of hundreds of thousands of books in print, translation into dozen languages, and essentially the most well known heroes in modern fiction to his identify, #1 big apple Times bestselling writer Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal “master of the mental mystery” (People). In Obsession, Kellerman provides a journey de force–poignant, darkish, and chilling–that illuminates a shadowy international the place impulse principles.
Tanya Bigelow was once a solemn little lady whilst Dr. Alex Delaware effectively taken care of her obsessive-compulsive indicators. Now, at nineteen, she nonetheless turns out older than her years– yet her difficulties transcend hyper-maturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanya’s aunt and adoptive mom, has made a deathbed confession of homicide and suggested the younger girl to hunt Delaware’s aid. The healthcare professional recollects Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse suffering to increase a baby on her own–a girl probably incapable of the “terrible factor” she has admitted. yet for Tanya’s peace of brain, Delaware has the same opinion to enquire, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis within the look for the phantom sufferer of a crime which could by no means have occurred.
Armed with in simple terms the vaguest info, psychologist and cop stick to a path twisting from L.A.’s sleaziest low-rent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanya’s nomadic and more and more perplexing lifestyles to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate dealer; and an excellent, enigmatic physics pupil. by surprise a really actual homicide tears open a terrifying tunnel into the previous, the place secrets–and bodies–are buried. because the stress mounts, Delaware and Sturgis discover a tangled heritage of desperation, vengeance, and death–a legacy of evil that refuses to die.
Dramatic, action-packed, and packed with the mental aspect that basically Jonathan Kellerman provides, Obsession is a whodunit, a whydunit– and whatever special: a did-it-even-happen? this is often Kellerman at his heart-racing best.
From the Hardcover edition.