Silent Partner Author:Jonathan Kellerman A tale of childhood terrors and unspoken family secrets marks the return of psychologist-detective Dr. Alex Delaware. At a party for a controversial Los Angeles sex therapist, Alex encounters Sharon Ransom, a former lover who left him abruptly six years earlier. As exquisite, alluring, and unreadable as ever, Sharon hints that she needs help. Al... more »ex evades her, and the next day she is dead.
Driven by guilt and sadness, Alex plunges into the maze of Sharon's life on a journey that will take him through the pleasure palaces of California's rich, into the dark closets of a family's disturbing past, and finally down the alleyways of the mind, where childhood terrors still hold sway. With little to go on but what he remembers of Sharon's tales - and lies - he puts together a web of clues - an old porn film, some crude childish drawings, a photograph - when suddenly his investigation turns critical: a murderer strikes. Alex's own safety is at risk, and his friend in the LAPD, Detective Milo Sturgis, advises him to stay off the case, but Alex must make peace with Sharon's memory - and with an irresistible silent partner, who is both good and evil.« less