NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Psychologist Alex Delaware and detective Milo Sturgis struggle to make sense of a seemingly inexplicable massacre in this electrifying psychological thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling master of suspense.
LAPD Lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of murder cases. On many of them—the ones he calls “different”—he taps the brain of brilliant psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. But neither Alex nor Milo are prepared for what they find on an early morning call to a deserted mansion in Bel Air. This one’s beyond different. This is predation, premeditation, and cruelty on a whole new level.
Four people have been slaughtered and left displayed bizarrely and horrifically in a stretch limousine. Confounding the investigation, none of the victims seems to have any connection to any other, and a variety of methods have been used to dispatch them. As Alex and Milo make their way through blind alleys and mazes baited with misdirection, they encounter a crime so vicious that it stretches the definitions of evil.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Los Angeles police lieutenant Milo Sturgis has solved a lot of homicides in his time, but some crimes can still weird him out. A gruesome murder in the posh neighborhood of Bel Air has left the entire police force confounded—and nauseated. With no indication of how the victims are connected, Sturgis turns to his secret weapon: ingenious psychologist Dr. Alex Delaware. The two men are at the top of their game as they start piecing together a terrifying puzzle that’s more unsettling than either of them could have foreseen. We loved picking apart each clue in Jonathan Kellerman’s disturbing mystery, which revolves around the dark side of the big-money art scene and the age-old hunger for revenge. Veteran Kellerman narrator John Rubinstein gives each character a distinct personality without ever distracting us from the heart-pounding plot. The Museum of Desire gets more terrifying with each reveal, but we couldn’t stop listening. We can handle the terror as long as Delaware and Sturgis are on the case.