Private Eyes

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Bantam Books, 1992 - Child psychologists - 525 pages
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"A gut-wrenching scenario... might well be Kellerman's finest." -- "Booklist." The voice belongs to a woman, but Dr. Alex Delaware remembers a little girl. It is eleven years since seven-years-old Melissa Dickinson dialed a hospital help line for comfort-and found it in therapy with Alex Delaware. Now the lovely young heiress is desperately calling for psychologist's help once more. Only this time it looks like Melissa's deepest childhood nightmare is really coming true... "A page-turner from beginning to end." -- "Los Angeles Times." Twenty years ago, Gina Dickinson, Melissa's mother, suffered a grisly assault that left the budding actress irreparably scarred and emotionally crippled. Now her acid-wielding assailant is out of prison and back in L.A. -- and Melissa is terrified that the monster has returned to hurt Gina again. "Vividly realistic... explores the subject with haunting emotional power." --Digby Diehl, "Playboy." But before Alex Delaware can even begin to soothe his former patient's fears, Gina, a recluse for twenty, disappears. And now, unless Delaware turns crack detective to uncover the truth, Gina Dickinson will be just one more victim of a cold fury that has already spawned madness -- and murder.

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User Review  - brucemmoyer - LibraryThing

Definitly on its way to a 5 star rating for the first 500 pages until it descended into a Keystone cops fire drill at the end with a series of confusing and fast moving events that I found hard to ... Read full review

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User Review  - dbsovereign - LibraryThing

Interesting foray into the realm of the psychological mystery. Full of suspense and with a detective that one can like, it definitely rates three stars. Read full review

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Jonathan Kellerman is one of the world's most popular authors. He has brought his expertise as a child psychologist to 16 consecutive bestselling novels of suspense, including The Butcher's Theater, Jerusalem, and Billy Straight and 13 previous Alex Delaware novels, translated into two dozen languages. He is also the author of numerous essays, short stories, and scientific articles, two children's books, and three volumes on psychology, including Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children. He and his wife, the novelist Faye Kellerman, live in Los Angeles with their four children.

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