Policier & Thriller

  • Obsession

    Jonathan Kellerman

    With scores of millions of books in print, translation into two dozen languages, and one of the most popular heroes in contemporary fiction to his name, #1 New York Times bestselling author Jonathan Kellerman is the unequivocal yes'>#8220;master of the psychological thrilleryes'>#8221; (People). In his newest novel Kellerman delivers a tour de forceyes'>#8211;poignant, dark, and chillingyes'>#8211;that illuminates a shadowy world where impulse rules. Tanya Bigelow was a solemn little girl when Dr. Alex Delaware successfully treated her obsessivecompulsive symptoms. Now, at nineteen, she still seems older than her yearsyes'>#8211;but her problems go beyond hypermaturity. Patty Bigelow, Tanyayes'>#8217;s aunt and adoptive mother, has made a deathbed confession of murder and urged the young woman to seek Delawareyes'>#8217;s help. The doctor recalls Patty as a selfless E.R. nurse struggling to raise a child on her ownyes'>#8211;a woman seemingly incapable of the yes'>#8220;terrible thingyes'>#8221; she has admitted. But for Tanyayes'>#8217;s peace of mind, Delaware agrees to investigate, and he enlists LAPD detective Milo Sturgis in the search for the phantom victim of a crime that may never have occurred.Armed with only the vaguest details, psychologist and cop follow a trail twisting from L.A.yes'>#8217;s sleaziest lowrent districts to its overblown mansions, retracing Patty and Tanyayes'>#8217;s nomadic and increasingly puzzling life to the doorsteps of a sulen heroin addict; a randy realestate broker; and a brilliant, enigmatic physics student. Suddenly a very real murder tears open a terrifying tunnel into the past, where secretsyes'>#8211;and bodiesyes'>#8211;are buried. As the tension mounts, Delaware and Sturgis uncover a tangled history of desperation, vengeance, and deathyes'>#8211;a legacy of evil that refuses to die. Dramatic, actionpacked, and filled with the psychological detail that only Jonathan Kellerman can provide, Obsession is a whodunit, a whydunityes'>#8211;and something unique: a diditevenhappen? This is Kellerman at his heartracing best.From the Hardcover edition.