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Guilt - An Alex Delaware Novel

Jonathan Kellerman

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jonathan Kellerman's "psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix" (Los Angeles Times), and this intensely thrilling blend has never been so powerful as in the acclaimed author's new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in the glare of Southern California's eternal sunshine. A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case-and draw out the disturbing truth. Backtracking six decades into the past stirs up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputation-all of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn, and destined for anonymity. But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Entering this sheltered world, Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surface-a decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice. Before their work is done, Alex and Milo, "the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes" (Forbes), must confront a fanatically deranged mind of such monstrous cunning that even the most depraved madman would shudder. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and Guilt "A solid, poignant tale of violence against the innocent . . . cool, brisk and polished."-The Washington Post "Action-packed . . . Kellerman proves he can keep readers entertained and

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jonathan Kellerman's "psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix" (Los Angeles Times), and this intensely thrilling blend has never been so powerful as in the acclaimed author's new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in the glare of Southern California's eternal sunshine. A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case-and draw out the disturbing truth. Backtracking six decades into the past stirs up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputation-all of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn, and destined for anonymity. But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Entering this sheltered world, Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surface-a decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice. Before their work is done, Alex and Milo, "the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes" (Forbes), must confront a fanatically deranged mind of such monstrous cunning that even the most depraved madman would shudder. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and Guilt "A solid, poignant tale of violence against the innocent . . . cool, brisk and polished."-The Washington Post "Action-packed . . . Kellerman proves he can keep readers entertained and
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Jonathan Kellerman's "psychology skills and dark imagination are a potent literary mix" (Los Angeles Times), and this intensely thrilling blend has never been so powerful as in the acclaimed author's new novel of murder and madness among the beautiful dreamers, seductive predators, and doomed innocents adrift in the glare of Southern California's eternal sunshine. A series of horrifying events occur in quick succession in the same upscale L.A. neighborhood. A backyard renovation unearths an infant's body, buried sixty years ago. And soon thereafter in a nearby park, another disturbingly bizarre discovery is made not far from the body of a young woman shot in the head. Helping LAPD homicide detective Milo Sturgis to link these eerie incidents is brilliant psychologist Alex Delaware. But even the good doctor's vast experience with matters both clinical and criminal might not be enough to cut down to the bone of this chilling case-and draw out the disturbing truth. Backtracking six decades into the past stirs up tales of a beautiful nurse with a mystery lover, a handsome, wealthy doctor who seems too good to be true, and a hospital with a notorious reputation-all of them long gone, along with any records of a newborn, and destined for anonymity. But the specter of fame rears its head when the case unexpectedly twists in the direction of the highest echelons of celebrity privilege. Entering this sheltered world, Alex little imagines the macabre layer just below the surface-a decadent quagmire of unholy rituals and grisly sacrifice. Before their work is done, Alex and Milo, "the most original whodunit duo since Watson and Holmes" (Forbes), must confront a fanatically deranged mind of such monstrous cunning that even the most depraved madman would shudder. Praise for Jonathan Kellerman and Guilt "A solid, poignant tale of violence against the innocent . . . cool, brisk and polished."-The Washington Post "Action-packed . . . Kellerman proves he can keep readers entertained and

Language:

English

Narrators:

John Rubinstein

Length:

13h 22m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

13:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:45


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:20


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:58


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:27


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

12:04


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

15:59


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

13:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

10:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

30:16


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

12:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:08


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

38:12


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:56


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

12:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:18


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

14:31


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:11


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:56


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:33


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

11:06


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:48


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

22:56


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

14:13


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

13:39


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

20:08


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:16


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:22


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

12:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

18:53


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

16:31


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

16:16


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

10:25


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

10:31


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

21:13


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

19:16


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

14:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

10:00


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

12:15


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:28


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

21:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

23:43


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

19:11


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

08:02


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

35:32


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:49


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:54


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

12:57


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:17


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

00:34