When the phone rings in the middle of the night, child psychologist Alex Delaware does not hesitate. Driving through the dream-lit San Fernando Valley, Alex rushes to Jamey Cadmus, the patient he had failed five years before - and who now calls with a bizarre cry for help. But by the time Alex reaches Canyon Oaks Psychiatric Hospital, Jamey is gone, surfacing a day later in the hands of the police, who believe Jamey is the infamous Lavender Slasher, a psychotic serial killer.
Wooed by a high-powered attorney to build a defense, Alex will get a chance to do what he couldn't five years ago. And when he peers into a family's troubled history and Jamey's brilliant, tormented mind, the psychologist puts himself at the heart of a high-profile case. Because Alex knows that in a realm of money, loss, and madness, something terrible pushed Jamie over the edge - or else someone is getting away with murder.
"Startling...charged with suspense. This one is simply too good to miss." (Stephen King)
"Harrowing...the work of a novelist of uncommon insight and storytelling skill." (Los Angeles Times)
"High-powered.... Alex Delaware is no ordinary psychologist...he is also a born detective." (The New York Times)
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Too much detail
No. I lost interest about a third of the way through. There was just too much minute detail which held the story back so the pace was too slow.
Probably but I'm not good with looking at the names. However, I did think he was very good and would definitely hope to hear him again.
I personally won't recommend this book despite the narration.
Over the edge