Alex Delaware, The Crime Reader, returns in The Clinic - a compulsive novel from Jonathan Kellerman, the master of psychological suspense.
Building to a white-knuckle climax, The Clinic is a brilliantly plotted thriller.
For three months the police have found no clues to the murder of Hope Devane, psychology professor and controversial author of a pop-psych bestseller, an angry indictment of men. Now homicide detective Milo Sturgis, turns to his friend, psychologist Dr Alex Delaware, for help.
One by one, they unlock the very private compartments of her life: her marriage, her shadowy work for a Beverly Hills clinic, and her baffling link to another murder victim. But when Alex delves into her childhood he begins to understand the formidable woman she was - and the ties that entangled her life until the horrifying act of betrayal that ended it.
Sophisticated, cleverly plotted and satisfying - Sunday Telegraph
High-octane entertainment - The Times
Exceptionally exciting - New York Times
Ingenious and horrifying - The Sunday Times