By Jonathan Kellerman
Upon his go back to la from a harrowing experience within the South Pacific, Alex is termed upon via his pal Milo Sturgis to assist resolve the homicide of a celeb author.
For 3 months the police discovered no clues to the homicide of desire Devane, psychology professor and arguable writer of a pop-psych bestseller approximately males. She was once stumbled on stabbed to loss of life on a quiet, shaded highway in a single of L.A.'s most sensible neighborhoods. The facts instructed now not random slaughter, yet chilly, calculated stalking. And the checklist of strength suspects used to be as broad because the viewers for her e-book and her speak convey appearances.
Newly assigned to the chilly case, murder detective Milo Sturgis calls on his buddy, Dr. Alex Delaware to search out insights into the victim's high-profile lifestyles. What Alex uncovers is a sequence of troubling inconsistencies approximately desire, together with her contradictory personas: the sensational, anti-male bestselling writer as opposed to the low-key scholarly collage professor.
But it really is whilst Alex delves into Hope's early life that he starts off to appreciate the forces that made her the bold girl she was--and the binds that entangled her existence until eventually the frightening act of betrayal that ended it.
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