By Jonathan Kellerman
With ratings of thousands of books in print, translation into dozen languages, and some of the most renowned heroes in modern fiction to his identify, #1 ny Times bestselling writer Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal “master of the mental mystery” (People). In Obsession, Kellerman supplies a travel de force–poignant, darkish, and chilling–that illuminates a shadowy international the place impulse principles.
Tanya Bigelow used to be a solemn little lady whilst Dr. Alex Delaware effectively handled 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 instructed the younger lady to hunt Delaware’s support. The general practitioner recollects Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse suffering to increase a toddler on her own–a lady possible incapable of the “terrible factor” she has admitted. yet for Tanya’s peace of brain, Delaware concurs to enquire, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis within the look for the phantom sufferer of a crime which may by no means have occurred.
Armed with merely 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 complicated existence to the doorsteps of a sullen heroin addict; a randy real-estate dealer; and an excellent, enigmatic physics scholar. without warning a truly genuine homicide tears open a terrifying tunnel into the earlier, the place secrets–and bodies–are buried. because the stress mounts, Delaware and Sturgis discover a tangled background of desperation, vengeance, and death–a legacy of evil that refuses to die.
Dramatic, action-packed, and jam-packed with the mental element that in simple terms Jonathan Kellerman offers, Obsession is a whodunit, a whydunit– and anything specified: a did-it-even-happen? this is often Kellerman at his heart-racing best.
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It wouldn’t bother me if I was gay, but I’m not. I have no interest in anybody’s anything below the waist. If you need a label, how about asexual? ” Another partial smile. ” I said, “You’re not interested in sex. That’s your prerogative. ” She smiled. “Moving on: My sister—Lydia, she went by Liddie—couldn’t keep her pants on. Maybe God played tricks, huh? ” She laughed. ” “Dr. ” “The man exaggerates,” she said, but her eyes sparkled. “Okay, maybe just a slight exaggeration, ’cause off the bat I can’t think of anyone better.
For the first time since she’d been hospitalized, she looked peaceful. I sat there for a while. Her nurse came in, checked her vitals, turned on the morphine drip, said she’d be out for at least six hours, I could leave and come back. ” One hand clawed a chair arm. m. ” “They said she didn’t suffer. I’d like to think that she went peacefully because she was able to express herself that last time. I need to honor her memory by following through. Since she died, I’ve been replaying it every day. ’ Sometimes it feels ridiculous, like one of those corny scenes you see in old movies: ‘the killer was—’ and then the person drops back and closes their eyes?
Htm (10 of 10) [09/02/2011 4:18:23 AM] Obsession CHAPTER 7 T he encounter with the pit made me appreciate Blanche. As soon as I got home, I took her down to the garden for a puppy stroll, made sure her curiosity didn’t land her in the fishpond. One message at my service: Dr. Tziporah Ganz. I called back, told her I was Tanya Bigelow’s therapist and had some questions about Patty’s mental status during her final days. ” she said. Her voice was soft, slightly accented— Middle Europe. “No,” I said.
Obsession (Alex Delaware, No. 21) by Jonathan Kellerman