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Gone - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold. It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault. But before long, doubts arise about the couple's story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both. Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don't explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn't been able to penetrate. Nevertheless, the case is closed-only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he's gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers-including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?

No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold. It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault. But before long, doubts arise about the couple's story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both. Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don't explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn't been able to penetrate. Nevertheless, the case is closed-only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he's gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers-including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?
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No one conducts a more chilling, suspenseful, thoroughly engrossing tour through the winding corridors of criminal behavior and the secret chambers of psychopathology than Jonathan Kellerman, the bestselling "master of the psychological thriller" (People). Now the incomparable team of psychologist Alex Delaware and homicide cop Milo Sturgis embark on their most dangerous excursion yet, into the dark places where risk runs high and blood runs cold. It's a story tailor-made for the nightly news: Dylan Meserve and Michaela Brand, young lovers and fellow acting students, vanish on the way home from a rehearsal. Three days later, the two of them are found in the remote mountains of Malibu -battered and terrified after a harrowing ordeal at the hands of a sadistic abductor. The details of the nightmarish event are shocking and brutal: The couple was carjacked at gunpoint by a masked assailant and subjected to a horrific regimen of confinement, starvation and assault. But before long, doubts arise about the couple's story, and as forensic details unfold, the abduction is exposed as a hoax. Charged as criminals themselves, the aspiring actors claim emotional problems, and the court orders psychological evaluation for both. Michaela is examined by Alex Delaware, who finds that her claims of depression and stress ring true enough. But they don't explain her lies, and Alex is certain that there are hidden layers in this sordid psychodrama that even he hasn't been able to penetrate. Nevertheless, the case is closed-only to be violently reopened when Michaela is savagely murdered. When the police look for Dylan, they find that he's gone. Is he the killer or a victim himself? Casting their dragnet into the murkiest corners of L.A., Delaware and Sturgis unearth more questions than answers-including a host of eerily identical killings. What really happened to the couple who cried wolf? And what bizarre and brutal epidemic is infecting the city with terror, madness, and sudden, twisted death?

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

11h 46m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:25


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:34


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

15:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

16:41


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

15:30


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:19


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

26:18


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

21:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:25


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

21:01


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:05


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:20


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

21:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

20:57


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:32


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

15:55


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

17:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

15:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

25:41


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

13:14


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

20:41


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:02


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:32


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

12:40


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:22


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:40


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:13


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

14:30


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

21:24


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

19:23


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

14:31


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

14:10


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:59


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

16:55


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:31


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:23


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

22:06


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

09:47