The page-turning psychological blockbuster from the internationally bestselling and world's number one psychological thriller writer, Jonathan Kellerman.
When Alex Delaware first saw Lauren Teague she was a sullen teenager with the usual problems: bad grades at school, moody, uncommunicative with her parents - which is why they thought she needed to see a psychologist. Years later, Lauren s mother is pleading for help once again. Lauren has vanished and she thinks Alex can find her. He reluctantly agrees to try, but as he starts to investigate Lauren s troubled past he is drawn into the shadowy worlds of fringe psychological experimentation and LA s seedy sex industry.
Sensing that Lauren s dark family secrets may hold the key to her disappearance, Alex disregards the advice of his trusted friend, LAPD detective Milo Sturgis, not to get involved. As his quest for the truth becomes an obsession, he is prepared to risk his relationship with long-time lover Robin Castagna, and even his own life...
Strong insights into the quirks of human and criminal behaviour - Guardian
Filled with insight - Stephen King
Coolly intelligent - GQ
A sense of humanity and justice - Publishers Weekly
An alert eye for detail - New York Times