Guilt

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When a young couple takes possession of their dream home, they can't wait to remodel the neglected mansion. That is until they make a gruesome discovery of a rusted metal strongbox containing two rotting leather doctor's bags. And inside each bag, swaddled in sheets of sixty-year-old newspaper, lies a tiny human skeleton. The case hits the media, and theories abound. The most likely culprit is a mysterious woman, employed as private nurse to wealthy LA families during World War Two and Lieutenant Milo Sturgis consults psychologist Alex Delaware for insight into the perpetrator's motives. But the horror is just beginning. Two more bags are discovered, but this time the infants inside have been dead less than a month. Is a copycat at work? Or is there a link between the two finds which goes back decades? By the time both cases close, Alex and Milo will have confronted unprecedented narcissism, cruelty, deceit and a cold but fiendish objectification of the human spirit that shakes both men to the core...

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User Review  - FerneMysteryReader - LibraryThing

This is the 2nd novel that I have read by Jonathan Kellerman. It is part of a series driven by the work of LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis and Dr. Alex Delaware, LAPD consulting psychologist. I ... Read full review

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Horrific events are occurring in Cheviot Hills: Holly Ruche, an expectant mother discovers the body of an infant, buried in her back yard some sixty years earlier. In a nearby park, the discovery of a ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Jonathan Kellerman is the #1 "New York Times" bestselling author of more than thirty bestselling crime novels, including the Alex Delaware series, "The Butcher's Theater, Billy Straight, The Conspiracy Club, ""Twisted, "and" True Detectives." With his wife, bestselling novelist Faye Kellerman, he co-authored "Double Homicide "and" Capital Crimes." He is also the author of two children's books and numerous nonfiction works, including "Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children "and" With Strings Attached: The Art and Beauty of Vintage Guitars." He has won the Goldwyn, Edgar, and Anthony awards and has been nominated for a Shamus Award. Jonathan and Faye Kellerman live in California, New Mexico, and New York.

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