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  - bjmitch - LibraryThing

Jonathan Kellerman's Alex Delaware series is one that I haven't read in order. I pick them up at book sales though and save them for times when I need an Alex Delaware fix. I just love this character ... Read full review

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User Review  - moosenoose - LibraryThing

I give up. After reading approximately a third of this book I am still no nearer to starting the actual ‘thriller’ part of the story nor any closer to finding a single thing I like about the ... 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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