An evil killer or a troubled victim?
The gruesome murders in Victims bear witness to unspeakable evil in this unforgettable psychological thriller from New York Times No. 1 bestseller Jonathan Kellerman. Perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben.
'With his latest, [Jonathan Kellerman] not only brings his 'A' game but also ratchets it up a notch or three... Victims will keep you up at night' - Bookreporter
Not since Jack the Ripper has there been such a gruesome crime scene. One look at the victim's apartment turned charnel house is enough for Milo Sturgis to summon his friend psychologist Dr Alex Delaware for insights into the mind behind such carnage. But even Alex Delaware's skills may be stymied when more slayings occur in the same ghastly fashion... with no apparent connection between them.
The only clue left behind - a blank page bearing a question mark - seems to be both a menacing taunt and a cry for help from a killer baffled by his own lethal urges. This one will haunt Alex's waking life, and his darkest dreams, long after its end...
What readers are saying about Victims:
'Psychological crime at its best!'
'Utterly readable... The writing is stylish, the characters compelling and the plot gripping'
'Victims is an ingenious, sophisticated and harrowing psychological thriller'
In Edgar-winner Kellerman's less than compelling 27th Alex Delaware novel (after 2011's Mystery), the child psychologist/police consultant and his LAPD homicide detective pal, Lt. Milo Sturgis, look into the possibly ritualistic murder of 56-year-old Vita Berlin, whose mutilated body was found lying on some towels in her apartment. An odd note left in a pizza box is about the only clue. When another body turns up similarly butchered and more follow, it's enough to put even the food-loving Milo off his feed. At Milo's request, Alex talks to Berlin's psychologist in the hope of getting some insight into the difficult, self-righteous woman. Trying to figure out the tortuous link between killer and victims takes Alex back to his days as a young psychology intern and his supervisor, "a former research assistant to Anna Freud during the London years." Too many plot contrivances make this one of Kellerman's weaker efforts, but the usual effective interplay between Alex and Milo should satisfy series fans.
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Fantastic book plot wise and main characters. Had read all authors books and love the style he writes in.